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Judith Lorber

Judith Lorber is professor emerita of sociology and women’s studies at Brooklyn College and The Graduate School, City University of New York. She was the founding editor of Gender and Society, the official publication of Sociologists for Women in Society. She is the author of Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change, Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Gender and the Social Construction of Illness, Paradoxes of Gender and Women Physicians: Careers, Status and Power.

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Dafna Nundi Izraeli

Feminist sociologist and peace activist Dafna Nundi Izraeli spent her life dedicated to women's studies, a field of inquiry previously largely unrecognized and trivialized by Israeli academia. She was among the first researchers in Israel to point out the connection between the gender power structures in the Israel Defense Force and in Israeli civilian society. Through her academic and political leadership roles, she worked tirelessly for the advancement of feminist values and scholarship.

Beth Bowman Hess

Beth Bowman Hess was a feminist sociologist and gerontologist whose leadership, scholarship, teaching, service and mentoring were a model for many women. She brought a humanist and feminist sensibility to gerontology by discussing the difficulties the elderly faced not as problems inherent in older people, but as problems in the social order that should be confronted and changed.

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