Christine Stansell is professor of history at Princeton University, where she teaches American women's history as well as courses in the Program in the Study of Women and Gender. A leading historian of American women, she has long written about women's history, feminism, sexuality, and cities. Her books are City of Women: Sex and Class in New York, 1789-1860 (1986), the anthology Powers of Desire: The Politics of Sexuality (1984), and American Moderns: Bohemian New York and the Creation of a New Century (2000). Her review essays about American history and literature appear regularly in The New Republic.
Professor of History, Princeton University