Carolyn Eichner

Carolyn J. Eichner

Associate Professor

Office: Holton Hall, Room 344
Curriculum Vitae: pdf


Ph.D., Modern European History, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Modern European History, Northern Illinois University

Research Interests:

19th Century France/Women and Gender
Imperialism/Women and Gender
Gender and Politics of Naming
History of Feminisms

Teaching Areas:

Women and Gender in Modern France
Gender and Imperialism
Women / Gender in Revolutions
The History of Feminism in the U.S.

Courses Offered:

Hist 242: Women and Gender in Europe: 1750-the Present
Hist 850: Gender and Imperialism
WMNS 201: Introduction to Women's Studies
WMNS 303: Feminist Activism and Movements: The History of Feminism in the U.S.

Other Activities:

Associate Professor, Women’s Studies Program, UWM
Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Member, 2015-2016
Western Society for French History, President, 2014-2015
French Historical Studies, Editorial Board Member, 2013-2016
International Federation for Research on Women’s History, Board Member Nominee, 2015-2020

Selected Publications:

“In the Name of the Mother: Feminist Opposition to the Patronym in Nineteenth-Century France,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society vol. 39, n. 3 (Spring 2014), 259-683.

"La Citoyenne in the World: Hubertine Auclert and Feminist Imperialism," French Historical Studies vol. 32, n. 1 (Winter 2009): 63-84.

Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.

"Vive la Commune!: Feminism, Socialism, and Revolutionary Revival in the Aftermath of the 1871 Paris Commune." Journal of Women's History. 15, no. 2 (Summer 2003): 68-98.

"'We Must Shoot the Priests': Revolutionary Women and Anti-Clericalism in the Paris Commune of 1871." In Cities Under Siege/ Situazioni d’Assedio/ Etats de siège. Edited by Lucia Carle and Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux. Florence, Italy: Pagnini e Martinelli, 2002, 265-272.