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Alumni of Distinction
Jennifer Scanlon ’80


Jennifer Scanlon ’80 is Interim Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. A historian with a scholarly focus in U.S. women’s history, Scanlon has published widely and for a variety of audiences.

In the spring of 2016, Oxford University Press released her most recent book, Until There is Justice: The Life of Anna Arnold Hedgeman, the first biography of civil rights stalwart Hedgeman. Scanlon’s last book, Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown was named a “Book of the Times” by the New York Times.

Professor Scanlon serves as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and has served as Executive Director of the Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH), an affiliate of the American Historical Association (AHA). and the Organization of American Historians (OAH).


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:40:00 AM