Eichner, Carolyn

Associate Professor
History & Women's & Gender Studies


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

Research Interests

Gender & Women in 19th-Century France & Empire
Imperialism/Anti-Imperialism, Religion, Race
New Caledonia
Histories of Feminisms
Politics of Names & Naming

Teaching Areas

Women & Gender in Modern France
Gender & Empire
Women / Gender in Revolutions
Histories of Feminisms

Courses Taught

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, UW-Milwaukee
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, United States Representative, 2015-2020

Selected Publications

Eichner, Carolyn J. “Language of Imperialism, Language of Liberation: Louise Michel & the Kanak-French Colonial Encounter.” Feminist Studies. (In Progress) .
Eichner, Carolyn J. “Exil et empire colonial : Louise Michel et l'expérience de la déportation.” Regards sur la Commune de 1871 en France: Nouvelles approaches et perspectives.. Ed. Godineau, Laure, and César, Marc. Presses Universitaires de Rennes, (In Progress) .
Eichner, Carolyn J. “Paris Commune.” Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Wiley-Blackwell, (2014).
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 39.2 (2014): 659-683.
Eichner, Carolyn J. “La Citoyenne in the World: Hubertine Auclert and Feminist Imperialism.” French Historical Studies 32.1 (2009): 63-84.
Eichner, Carolyn J. “Louise Michel.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History. Ed. Smith, Bonnie. Oxford University Press, (2008).
Eichner, Carolyn J. Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune. Indiana University Press, 2004: 279.