In 1973, when she was a graduate student in Comparative Literature, Gloria Bowles worked to create a women's studies program at UCB and in that same year became its first coordinator, initiating the process of course development. She is the author of Theories of Women's Studies (1983) and Living Ideas: A Memoir of the Tumultuous Founding of Berkeley Women's Studies (2009), available on her website.
In the early 1970's, when Arlie Hochschild was a UCB Assistant Professor, she started the women's caucus in sociology and helped found the women's studies program. Her books include The Managed Heart, The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Commercialization of Intimate Life, and the co-edited Global Woman.
Mary P. Ryan is currently the John Martin Vincent Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. Over the course of her career, she has participated in building and sustaining Women's and Gender Studies programs in four universities, including Berkeley. Her most recent book is entitled Mysteries of Sex: Tracing Women and Men through American History.
Taly Rutenberg graduated from UCB in 1980 with a BA in Women's Studies. "Learning Women's Studies," an essay she wrote as an undergraduate, was included in Theories of Women's Studies (edited by Gloria Bowles and Renate Duelli Klein). She is now a psychotherapist in Berkeley.
Many thanks to the Li Ka Shing Foundation for their generous support and sponsorship of this event. (link to: http://www.lksf.org/en)