A view of the statue of the Pioneer Woman, Minerva, on TWU's Denton campus.
TWU Book Series

TWU Book Series

Pioneering Women: Leaders and Trailblazers

Texas Woman's interdisciplinary book series works with authors focusing upon women’s trailblazing leadership, the untold stories of courageous women, and matters affecting the lives of women.

A sponsoring institute for Texas A&M Press, books developed as part of the series are passed to Texas A&M Press for peer review.

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Now Available

Making Space for Women book cover

"Making Space for Women," the first book in the TWU Book Series, is now available for purchase. From the creation of the Manned Spacecraft Center to the launching of the International Space Station and beyond, "Making Space for Women" explores how careers for women at Johnson Space Center have changed over the past fifty years as the workforce became more diverse and fields once closed to women—the astronaut corps and flight control—began to open.

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Under the guidance of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership, this book series is an interdisciplinary project celebrating the personal and public lives and work of courageous trailblazing women in fields such as the arts, sciences, spirituality and religion, politics, business, education, the military, health sciences and community service.

The book series seeks monographs, edited collections, theoretical analyses, biographies, memoirs, historical studies, contemporary analyses, and illustrated volumes of visual art or photography related to women’s leadership and matters affecting the lives of women.

The Texas Woman’s University Pioneering Women: Leaders and Trailblazers book series is a sponsoring institute for Texas A&M Press. Books developed as part of the book series are passed on to Texas A&M Press for peer review.

The book series wishes to acknowledge its appreciation of Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup, whose generosity has made this series possible.


Send questions or inquiries to:

AnaLouise Keating
General Editor

Kimberly C. Merenda
Managing Editor

Meet the Editorial Committee

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