Catharine R. Stimpson
Ph.D., Dean Emerita of the Graduate School of Arts and Science
Catharine Stimpson is a University Professor.
She was the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Her many other publications include a novel, Class Notes; a selection of essays, Where the Meanings Are: Feminism and Cultural Spaces; the co-editorship of the Library of America edition of Gertrude Stein; and the co-editorship of Critical Terms for the Study of Gender. She also edited a book series on women and culture for the University of Chicago Press. In addition, more than 200 of her monographs, essays, stories, and reviews have appeared in Transatlantic Review, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review, Critical Inquiry, boundary 2, Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Books, and other publications.
Dean Emerita Stimpson has served as the president of the Modern Language Association and president of the Association of Graduate Schools. She has chaired the National Advisory Committee of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the New York State Humanities Council, the Ms. Magazine Board of Scholars, the National Council for Research on Women, and Creative Capital. She currently chairs the board of Scholars at Risk. She serves on the boards of other educational and cultural organizations, and from 1994-2000, was on the board of PBS.
She has been awarded both Fulbright and Rockefeller Humanities Fellowships, as well as grants from the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Before coming to NYU, Dean Stimpson was Director of the MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program and University Professor at Rutgers, where she was also Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for graduate education. She was the first Director of the Women's Center of Barnard College and of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers.
Dean Stimpson holds an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College, and a B.A. and M.A. from Cambridge University. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, and holds numerous honorary degrees.