Judy Howard

Independent Historian

Judy Howard is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington.  She was a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at the UW from 1982 until her retirement in 2017.  She is a social psychologist who studies the micro-level dynamics of societal inequalities.  She served as the Co-Editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society from 1995-2000, as Chair of the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (then Women Studies) from 2001 – 2005, and as Divisional Dean of Social Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences from 2005 – 2017.  She is the co-author of Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves: A Gender Lens on Social Psychology (Rowman & Littlefield, Rev., 2011), and Co-Editor of Everyday Inequalities: Critical Inquiries (Blackwell, 1998).

Artemisia Bowden (1879-1969)

Artemisia Bowden, an educator and civic leader, one of few black women college presidents during the first half of the 20th century, was born on January 1, 1879 in Albany, Georgia, to former slaves Milas Bowden and Mary (Molette) Bowden. The oldest of four children, she was raised originally in Brunswick, … Read MoreArtemisia Bowden (1879-1969)

Mary Elizabeth Branch (1881-1944)

Mary Elizabeth Branch, one of the most prominent black women educators of the first half of the twentieth century, was born on May 29, 1881 in Farmwell, Virginia, to Tazewell and Harriett Branch, both former slaves.  Tazewell was a politician and was elected twice to the Virginia House … Read MoreMary Elizabeth Branch (1881-1944)