Joan Johnson





Joan Marie Johnson (Ph.D., UCLA 1997) teaches American Women’s history and Southern history. She is the author of Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges: Feminist Values and Social Activism, 1875-1915 (University of Georgia Press, 2008), Southern Ladies, New Women: Race, Region and Clubwomen in South Carolina, 1898-1930 (University Press of Florida, 2004), and the editor and author of the introduction to Southern Women at Vassar: The Poppenheim Family Letters, 1882-1916 (University of South Carolina Press, 2002). She has published articles on Southern women, race, reform, and education, and is currently co-editing a three volume historical anthology on South Carolina women, South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times (volume I, 2009, volume II, 2010). Johnson is the co-founder and co-director of the Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender at the Newberry Library in Chicago. She is currently writing a history of how women have wielded money as power to work for feminist ideals, including using funding to demand access to higher education, woman suffrage, and women’s reproductive freedom and health, entitled, Women Funding Women: Philanthropy, Power, and Feminism from 1880 to the Present.