Women's History Alumni

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Director

E-mail Mary

914.395.2655

The Women’s History Graduate Program prepares students for a variety of careers—alumni of the program have gone on to become educators, activists, archivists, and archeologists, and many have earned PhDs.

Our Alumni

Sidney Wegener, MA ’21

Sidney Wegener, MA ’21

I am from a small, rural town in Northern California, which has its pros and its cons. I went to the University of California, Davis, where I studied English with emphases in critical literary theory and writing poetry as well as gender, sexuality, and women's studies.

Emilyn Kowaleski ’20

Emilyn Kowaleski ’20

"I grew up just outside of Berkeley, CA, and started finding my voice in the performing arts as a young kid. I came to New York over a decade ago to pursue an undergraduate degree at NYU in experimental theatre with a double major in psychology. Prior to coming to Sarah Lawrence, I spent seven years working in several different facets of theatre, performance, and event production. Most passionately, I pursued a career as writer and director, focused primarily on telling stories about women, non-binary, and queer folks. I create work through my company, Exploding Knot, whose mission is to generate explosive inquiries into body politics and power dynamics through a combination of artistic mediums."

Caitlin O'Keefe ‘19

Caitlin O'Keefe ‘19

"I was struck by the fact that the program at Sarah Lawrence was the first one of its kind in the United States. I immediately gravitated toward being a part of an intellectual community that had been instrumental in creating and evolving the field I wanted to enter into. When I met with Mary Dillard to discuss the program, it became clear to me that the program remains a dynamic space where new scholars, activists, and historians found the room to grow. The proximity to NYC also proved to be a deciding factor. Because Sarah Lawrence is so close to Manhattan, I was able to continue teaching at the New-York Historical Society throughout the duration of the program and regularly use the nearby archives at the New York Public Library and Princeton University. In the end, I was convinced that Sarah Lawrence was the only place I wanted to start my graduate studies and was the only school I applied to."

Gwendolyn Fowler ’17

Gwendolyn Fowler ’17

"I think I did a Google search of MA programs in history, and Sarah Lawrence popped up. I decided to apply because I did not need the GRE, and when I started the application I was contacted by Priscilla Murolo, and things kind of moved swiftly from there. The location was also ideal as I was working part time in NYC and lived in Jersey, very close to the George Washington Bridge. Being able to commute to and from campus was important to me."

Erin Hagen MA '15

Erin Hagen MA '15

"There are two reasons the Sarah Lawrence Women’s History Program produces graduates that go on to do incredible things (both inside and outside the field of women’s history). The first is that the program attracts a cohort of bright feminists with extremely diverse research interests. The second is that each and every Sarah Lawrence faculty member who works with the women's history students is challenging, compassionate, and completely invested in the growth of their students."

Toni-Anne Vinell Stewart MA '14

Toni-Anne Vinell Stewart MA '14

"I chose Sarah Lawrence for graduate school because as an undergraduate student I knew that the College is a place that supports individual academic growth, nurtures our curiosity, and supports unique thought. When I saw myself becoming more invested in historical narratives and representations of women's struggle for political and economic empowerment, I knew I couldn’t study women’s history anywhere else but Sarah Lawrence."