Joanne Meyerowitz named the Arthur Unobskey Professor

Joanne Meyerowitz, the newly appointed Arthur Unobskey Professor of History and American Studies, specializes in 20th-century U.S. history, women and gender, and sexuality.

She is chair of the American Studies Program and co-director of the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities. Her books include “Women Adrift: Independent Wage Earners in Chicago, 1880-1930,” and “How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States.” She is the editor of “Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960” and “History and September 11th.”

Before joining the Yale faculty as a professor of history and American studies in 2004, Meyerowitz taught at Indiana University and the University of Cincinnati. For five years she edited the Journal of American history, the leading scholarly journal in U.S. history.

Meyerowitz has won fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. Her articles have appeared in the American Historical Review, the Journal of American History, the Journal of Women’s History, Gender and History, GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, and other publications.