Carolyn Eichner Recognized

Congratulations to WGS Associate Professor Carolyn Eichner, who was awarded a UWM Office of Research/Foundation Research Award during the Fall, 2021 semester.

Carolyn Eichner, Department of History and Women’s & Gender Studies, is an internationally recognized scholar of French feminist history, particularly women and gender in 19th-century French political and social movements.

Eichner has published extensively on revolutionary women, feminism, imperialism, and gender in France and its empire. UWM History Department chair Joseph Rodriguez writes, “Her work is cutting edge—revealing the stories of French women who previously languished in historical obscurity. The freshness and originality of her work has attracted an international audience, and much of her work has been translated into French. Her first book is regularly used in women and gender and French history courses.”

Eichner’s French translation of her 2004 book on women in France’s revolutionary civil war, Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune, was a finalist for the prestigious Prix Augustin Thierry, given by the City of Paris to recognize historical work focusing on the period between Antiquity and the late 19th century. Her second and third books, The Paris Commune: A Brief History and Feminism’s Empire, are forthcoming in 2022.