Linda K. Pritchard

A photo of Linda Pritchard

Professor Emerita of History

History and Philosophy; Women's and Gender Studies

702J Pray Harrold



  • Ph.D., History, University of Pittsburgh, 1980
  • MA, History, University of Pittsburgh, 1971
  • BA, History (with teaching certification), University of Michigan, 1967

Interests and Expertise

  • Organizational models for Women's and Gender Studies programs
  • U.S. women and economic development
  • Women and religion in the U.S.
  • Fulbright Specialist Roster, 2012–2017, for projects related to starting, reinvigorating, reorganizing and community


  • WGST 200 Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WGST 608 Colloquium: Research on Women's Issues

Publications and Presentations

  • “Nora Faires and Women’s Studies: The Practice of Collaboration, Intersectionality, and Transnationalism,” Social Science History Association, Boston, MA, Nov. 18, 2011.
  • Organizer and panelist, “Start With Undergraduates:  Contributions of Women’s Studies to the Pipeline,” Michigan ACE Network for Women Leaders in Education Annual Conference, East Lansing, MI, June 6–7, 2011.
  • The Structure vs. Function Paradox:  Forty Years of Women’s and Gender Studies in the U.S.,” The Second Annual Conference on the Transnational Perspectives on Women’s History in the Americas, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK, May 30, 2009.
  • "Community, Women, and Religion on the Nineteenth Century U.S. Frontier," Religion in Frontier Societies, Comparative Frontier Studies Symposium, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, November 3–5, 1995.