Linda Nicholson, PhD, is the Susan E. and William P. Stiritz Professor in Women’s Studies and History in Arts & Sciences. She is the author of Identity Before Identity Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2008); The Play of Reason: From the Modern to the Postmodern (Cornell University Press, 1998); Gender and History: The Limits of Social Theory in the Age of the Family (Columbia University Press, 1986); editor of The Second Wave: Readings in Feminist Theory (Routledge, 1997); Feminism/Postmodernism (Routledge, 1990); and co-editor (with Steven Seidman) of Social Postmodernism (Cambridge University Press, 1995). She has edited the book series “Thinking Gender” with Routledge Press. Her writings have been translated and reprinted in Spanish, Croatian, Czeck, Japanese, French, German, Chinese and Turkish.
Professor Nicholson joined Washington University in St. Louis in January 2000 and since then has served on many university and Arts & Sciences committees and councils. These include the Faculty Achievement Award Advisory Committee; the search committee for the new university librarian; the Faculty Council of Arts & Sciences; the Advisory Committee on Tenure, Promotion, and Personnel in Arts & Sciences; the steering committee and member of the Undergraduate Council; the advisory board of the Center for the Humanities; the review of faculty personnel procedures of Arts & Sciences; the Association of Women Faculty and many others.
In the summer of 2012, she completed a three-day training course offered by the International Ombudsman Association, in anticipation of her appointment as faculty ombuds on the Danforth Campus.