Barbara Winslow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Adolescence Social Studies
and BC Women's Studies Program
Winslow is a historian who teaches in the School of
Education and for the Women's Studies Program. Her areas of
specialization are in social studies curriculum development,
integrating computer based multi-media technology into the urban
classroom at both the elementary and secondary school level. She
also specializes in integrating class, race and gender into the
elementary and secondary curriculum.
She attended Antioch College in the 1960's and has never
forgotten the last valedictory address of its first president,
Horace Mann, "Be ashamed to die until you have won some
victory for Humanity." She received a Ph.D.
in European and US women's history from the University of
Her research focuses on the intersection of gender, class, race
and sexuality on women in social protest movements. Her first
book, Sylvia Pankhurst:
Sexual Politics and Political Activism, (St. Martins, NY 1996)
tells the story of an important suffragette, peace campaigner,
anti-colonialist, anti-fascist, international socialist and
feminist. She is presently writing a history of the women's
liberation movement in Seattle, Washington. Winslow is
also researching how class, race and gender affect pedagogy, in
particular with regard to technology. Clio in the Classroom:
Teaching US Women’s History in the Schools, a book she
co-authored and co-edited
with Carol Berkin and Margaret Crocco, published by Oxford
University Press will be out in January 2009.
Along with her research interests, Barbara Winslow serves on the
Advisory Board of the North Star Fund, a foundation serving
grassroots activist organizations in New York City. She is also a
member of the Board of trustees of Antioch College, her alma mater.
is the founder and project Director of the Shirley Chisholm
Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism 1945 to the Present.
There Was Shirley
pioneer and BC alum, Shirley Chisholm, preceded Hillary and
Obama with her 1972 White House bid. BC Professor Barbara
Winslow, director of the BC-based Shirley Chisholm Project,
recalls the 1972 presidential campaign. Source: Daily