Joanne Meyerowitz

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Joanne Meyerowitz is an American historian and author. She was a professor at Indiana University and the University of Cincinnati[1] before becoming editor of the Journal of American History from 1999 to 2004.[2] Following her tenure there, she accepted a position at Yale University, where she was subsequently appointed the Arthur Unobskey Professor of History,[3] her work has appeared in the American Historical Review, Gender & History, the Journal of Women's History, and the Bulletin of the History of Medicine.[4]

Meyerowitz is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Stanford University,[3] her book How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States received the Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award as part of the 2003 Stonewall Book Awards.[5] She has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship,[2] a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship,[6] and a Social Science Research Council fellowship,[7] she is a former trustee of the Kinsey Institute.[8]


  • Women Adrift: Independent Wage Earners in Chicago, 1880-1930 (1988)
  • Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960 (1994) (as editor)
  • How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (2002)
  • History and September 11th (2003)


  1. ^ Moke, Susan (September 1997). "The Social Sciences Research Council Supports Sexuality Research". Research & Creative Activity Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  2. ^ a b "Joanne Meyerowitz". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  3. ^ a b Staff report (November 27, 2012). "Joanne Meyerowitz Named to an Endowed Chair at Yale". Women in Academia Report. p. 15. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  4. ^ "Department of History: Joanne Meyerowitz". Yale University. 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  5. ^ American Library Association (2004). "Stonewall Book Awards". Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  6. ^ National Humanities Center (Spring 2004). "Kudos: A sampling of good news from our Trustees and Fellows". News of the National Humanities Center. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  7. ^ "Visiting Scholars". The Kinsey Institute. 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  8. ^ "Faculty Co-Directors". Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities. 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-21.