Professor Mary Trigg, is Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Director of Leadership Programs and Research at the Institute for Women’s Leadership. Trained in American Studies, her research interests include twentieth century U.S. women’s history, the history of feminism, motherhood, women’s leadership, and women’s biography. Her books include Feminism as Life’s Work: Four Modern American Women through Two World Wars (2014); the anthology Leading the Way: Young Women’s Activism for Social Change (2010), and the forthcoming Junctures in Women’s Leadership: Social Movements (co-edited with Alison R. Bernstein), all from Rutgers University Press. She is at work on a new project examining representations of motherhood in the U.S. between 1920 and 1960. Trigg is the founding director of the Leadership Scholars Certificate Program, a leadership education honors program for undergraduates, and has co-founded four additional leadership programs for women at Rutgers. In addition, she directs the research at the Institute for Women’s Leadership. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Brown University, an M.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a B.S. from the University of Michigan.
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