Paula B. Doress-Worters, PhD
Founder and Director

Author of "Mistress of Herself: Speeches and Letters of  Ernestine L. Rose, Early Women's Rights Leader," published by The Feminist Press of CUNY, 2008.

Author of "Madame Rose: A Life of Ernestine Rose as told to Jenny P. d'Héricourt," Journal of Women's History, spring 2003.

Founder, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, authors of "Our Bodies Ourselves for the New Century," 1998; co-author with Diana L. Siegal, "The New Ourselves, Growing Older," 1994.

Affiliated Scholar, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University.

Shulamit Reinharz, PhD
Honorary Chair

In 2001 Professor Reinharz opened the Women's Studies Research Center in a 10,000-square-foot facility that she designed and for which she raised all the funds.

The holder of the Jacob Potofsky Chair of Sociology, Professor Reinharz is the author or co-author of 10 books including most recently, "The JGirls' Guide" (a finalist for the Koret Prize) and the highly praised "American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise."

Advisory Board

"Frauenemancipation and Beyond: The Use of the Concept of Emancipation by Early German and French Feminists," in "Sisterhood and Anti-Slavery," ed. Kathryn Kish Sklar and James B. Stewart, Yale University Press, forthcoming.

Author, "Joyous Greetings: The First International Women's Movement, 1830-1860," Oxford University Press, 2000.

Broeklundian Professor of History, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY*

Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall, PhD
Board Member

Author, "Dear Sisters: Dispatches From the Women's Liberation Movement," with Linda Gordon, basic Books, 2001.

"Ernestine Rose," entry in "European Immigrant Women in the United States, A Biographical Directory." Garland, 1991.

Preface to "Ernestine L. Rose: Women's Rights Pioneer" by Yuri Suhl. Biblio Press, 1990.

Chair, Professor of American Studies, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY*

Author of "Ernestine Rose's Judaism and the Many Emancipations of 1848," in "Sisterhood and Anti-Slavery," ed. Kathryn Kish Sklar and James B. Stewart, Yale University Press, forthcoming.

Author, "Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women's Movement in America, 1848-1869." Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Author, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton/Susan B. Anthony: Correspondence, Writings, Speeches." Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1992. Includes a diary entry by Anthony about Rose.

Professor of History, at University of California at Los Angeles*

Author, "The American Life of Ernestine L. Rose". Syracuse University Press, 1999.

Author, "Women in Utopia: The Ideology of Gender in the American Owenite Communities." Indiana University Press, 1990.

Professor of English, Hood College, Frederick, MD*

Karen Offen, PhD
Board Member

Author of "European Feminisms, 1700-1950: A Political History," and of numerous articles on French women reformers of the 19th century including Jenny P. d'Héricourt who wrote about Ernestine Rose.

Independent scholar and historian affiliated as a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University.*

Offen is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Museum of Women, San Francisco, California.

* Institutional affiliation for identification purposes only.