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Agatha Beins 


Assistant Professor 


Women’s Studies 



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Description of research activities: My most recent project explores the U.S. women’s liberation movement in the 1970s through the feminist newsletters and newspapers published during that decade. Focusing on five different periodicals, I track the circulation of ideas through the periodicals’ production, distribution, and consumption to explore how feminism as a collective identity was produced and reproduced. I analyze my primary source material by drawing on the fields of gender studies, history, sociology, cultural studies, visual studies, literary studies, and history of the book. In addition to social movements, my interests extend to the areas of art and activism, feminist geography, pedagogy, time and space, affect, and the institutionalization of women’s studies. 

Keywords: Social movements, Cultural studies, Print cultures, 20th century U.S. history, Circulation of ideas 

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