Elaine Showalter

Elaine Showalter is professor emerita of English at Princeton University and the author, most recently, of The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe. She taught at Douglass College, the women’s college of Rutgers, in the late 1960s, when Ruth Bader Ginsburg was teaching at Rutgers Law School. Their courses were among the first in women’s studies—out of 17 nationwide at the time.