Carolyn Eichner

Associate Professor
 Holton Hall 344


PhD, Modern European History, University of California, Los Angeles
MA, Modern European History, Northern Illinois University

Research Interests

19th Century France/Women and Gender
Imperialism/Women and Gender
Gender and Politics of Naming
History of Feminisms

Teaching Areas

Women and Gender in Modern France
Gender and Imperialism
Women / Gender in Revolutions
The History of Feminism in the U.S.

Courses Offered

Hist 242 – Women and Gender in Europe – 1750-the Present
Hist 850 – Gender and Imperialism
WGS 201 – Introduction to Women’s Studies
WGS 303 – Feminist Activism and Movements – The History of Feminism in the U.S.

Other Activities

Associate Professor, Women’s Studies Program, UWM
Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Member, 2015-2016
Western Society for French History, President, 2014-2015
French Historical Studies, Editorial Board Member, 2013-2016
International Federation for Research on Women’s History, Board Member Nominee, 2015-2020

Selected Publications

Eichner, Carolyn J. “Review of of A Political Romance: Léon Gambetta, Léonie Léon and the Making of the Republic, 1872-1882, by Susan K. Foley and Charles Sowerwine.” Contemporary French Civilization 38.2 (In Progress) .
Eichner, Carolyn J. “In the Name of the Mother: Feminist Opposition to the Patronym in Nineteenth-Century France.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. (2014).
Eichner, Carolyn J. “Paris Commune.” Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Wiley-Blackwell, (2014).
Eichner, Carolyn J. “Review of Colonial Metropolis: The Urban Grounds of Anti-Imperialism and Feminism in Interwar Paris.” French Politics, Culture, and Society 30.3 (2012): 143-147.
Eichner, Carolyn J. “Vues de la deportation: Images d’Exil et de l’Empire.” Regards sur la Commune de 1871 en France: Nouvelles approaches et perspectives.. Presses Universitaires de Rennes, (2011).
Eichner, Carolyn J. “Review of The Fabric of Gender: Working-Class Culture in Third Republic France, by Helen Chenut.” European History Quarterly 39.1 (2009).
Eichner, Carolyn J. “La Citoyenne in the World: Hubertine Auclert and Feminist Imperialism.” French Historical Studies 32.1 (2009): 63-84.
Eichner, Carolyn J. “Paris Commune.” Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. Oxford University Press, (2008).