This series profiles notable FAS faculty members, past and present, who happen to be women. Each person profiled here has achieved an important first or has played a key role as a founder in her department or discipline. Some where the women first in their fields to earn tenure; some the first women hired in their disciplines at Yale; others the first women of color to chair departments in their fields. Some have played foundational roles in estblishing programs at Yale; all have made crucial contributions to their disciplines. These profiles span the disciplines and the decades, and the stories of these individual researchers are tied to the larger history of gender equity in the academic world.
This series was initiated in recognition of the 50WomenAtYale150 celebrations, which took place between September 2019 and September 2020 and marked the 50th anniversary of coeducation in Yale College and the 150th anniversary of women students at the university.
These pages offer only a snapshot of the brilliance of the women who teach and research in the FAS and will be expanded in the coming months. To suggest other faculty members for inclusion, please contact Alexandra Apolloni.