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Prudence A. Moylan
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Prudence A. Moylan (Ph.D. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975; M.A. Stanford University, 1966; B.A. Mundelein College, 1963) is Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches courses in modern European and women's and gender history. She had directed the graduate program in the Women and Gender Studies Program, the first such program at a Roman Catholic university in the United States. She was Professor of History at Mundelein College before 1991.
Moylan has published extensively on women's and gender history, modern Britain, and peace studies. Her most important publications include Mundelein Voices: The Women's College Experience, co-edited with Ann Harrington (Loyola University Press, 2001); Hearts Inflamed: A History of the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters (Franciscan Sisters, 1994); and The Form and Reform of English Local Government: Kent 1889-1914 (University of Leicester Press, 1978).
Moylan has received a number of honors and awards over the course of her career including two Gannon Center for Women and Leadership Fellowships (2002 and 2009), Mellon Core Curriculum Development Grants for creating HIST 105: Modern Western Civilization: The Social Sciences in Context (1994) and HIST 101: The Evolution of Western Ideas and Institutions (1992), and a research grant from the Mundelein Center for Women and Peace supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.( 1992) She was a Fulbright Fellow in Britain from 1971-1973.
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana, 1975
Interested in women's and gender history and peace studies.
Projects: The gendered context of peacemaking in Britian 1870-1920.
Mundelein College History Project
Mundelein Voices: The Women's College Experience, 1930 - 1991 - Amazon
The form and reform of county government: Kent, 1889-1914 - Amazon
Hearts Inflamed: The Wheaton Franciscan Sisters; A History of the Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary-Saint Clara Province - Amazon
Mundelein Voices: The Women's College Experience, eds., Ann Harrington, B.V.M. and Prudence Moylan, Chicago, IL.: Loyola University Press, 2001.
"Sophia and Sophistry: Gender and Western Civilization" inMeeting The Challenge: Innovative Feminist Pedagogy in Action, Ellen Rose Cronin and Maralee Mayberry, eds. N.Y.: Routledge, 1999.
"Local Government", in Victorian Britain: an Encyclopedia. (1986).
The Form and Reform of County Government: Kent, 1889-1914. Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1978.