Joan W. Scott

Dr. Joan W. Scott

Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study.


Some recent publications

The Fantasy of Feminist History. Duke University Press.

The Politics of the Veil. Princeton University Press.

Théorie Critique de l’Histoire: Identités, expériences, politiques. Fayard.

Texts to download

 “The Vexed Relationship of Emancipation and Equality”History of the Present, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 148-168.

“The Incommensurability of Psychoanalysis and History”History and Theory, no. 51, pp. 63-83.

“The Provocations of Enduring Friendship”Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 28-39.

“Storytelling”History and Theory, no. 50, pp. 203-209.

“Knowledge, Power, and Academic Freedom”Social Research, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 451-480.

“Finding Critical History”, en Banner, J. & Gillis, J., eds. Becoming Historians. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 26-53.

“Unanswered Questions”American Historical Review, vol. 113, no. 5, pp. 1422-1430.

“History-Writing as Critique”, en Jenkins, K., Morgan, S. & Munslow, A., eds. Manifestos for History. London: Routledge, pp. 19-38.

“Feminism’s History”Journal of Women’s History, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 10-29.

“Against Eclecticism”Differences, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 114-137.

“Fantasy Echo: History and the Construction of Identity”Critical Inquiry, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 284-304.