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Hidden No More

Women in Higher Education at Northwestern

Read Their Stories

Uncovering History

The distinction and determination of Northwestern’s female faculty and scholars.

The inclusion of women into Northwestern’s faculty was not immediate or easy. Although courageous Northwestern women taught as professors and produced important research since the 1880s, many were “hidden” to history. Explore a collection of research on these remarkable women, who shaped our past and serve as role models for our future.


Trace the history of female faculty and scholars at Northwestern University. View key developments in women’s inclusion, as well as University and historical milestones.

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