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Joan D Hedrick
Charles A. Dana Professor of History, Emerita
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Trinity College faculty member since 1980
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Brown Univ. (1974)
A.B., Vassar College (1966)

Trained in American Studies, Joan Hedrick's teaching and research have been deeply interdisciplinary.  She founded the Trinity Women's Studies Program in the 1980s and worked with faculty to reconfigure it as the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program.   Her scholarship has attempted to redraw the map of literary history to include more works by non-canonical writers. She is the author of Solitary Comrade:  Jack London and His Work (University of North Carolina Press, 1982) and Harriet Beecher Stowe:  A Life (Oxford University Press, 1994) which won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1995.  Along with Susan Belasco, she is co-editor of the Oxford Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, which will produce scholarly editions of the full range of Stowe’s writing, including novels, journalism, travel writing, poetry, and advice columns.