Specialty: History of Women and Gender
Dr. Hoffert specializes in the history of women and gender and has written extensively about women in nineteenth-century America. She is the author of Private Matters: American Attitudes Toward Childbearing and Infant Nurture in the Urban North, 1800-1860 (1989) When Hen’s Crow: The Woman’s Rights Movement in Antebellum America (1995), A History of Gender in America (2003), and Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life (2004). Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Women’s History, Western Historical Quarterly, Frontiers, Journalism Quarterly, American Quarterly, and Southern Studies. Her current research concerns the political philanthropy of Alva Vonderbilt Belmont and its influence on the National Women’s Party in particular and the women’s rights movement in general.