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Maclean Named Peter B. Rizma Professor

August 24, 2009 | by Pat Vaughan Tremmel

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Nancy MacLean, professor of history and African American studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, has been named the Peter B. Rizma Professor.

MacLean has done extensive research on social movements and public policy. Her expertise is in African American, women’s and labor history.

She has written four books: “Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace,” “Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan,” “The Modern Women’s Movement: A Brief History with Documents” and “Debating the American Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present.” She has won numerous awards for her scholarship, including a noteworthy book of the year nod by the New York Times Book Review for “Behind the Mask of Chivalry” and prizes in several fields for “Freedom is Not Enough.

MacLean has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Humanities Center. In 1996, she was a recipient of the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence award.

MacLean began her academic career at Northwestern in 1989.


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