The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Andra Medea

Andra Medea was coauthor, with Kathleen Thompson, of the feminist classic Against Rape. She is an instructor at both Northwestern and DePaul universities. She has been an educational writer for twenty years, contributing most recently to Encyclopedia of Black Women, and she writes a syndicated column about conflict management. Medea is also author of Working It Out.

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Eva Schocken

As the daughter of Salman Schocken, founder of Schocken Books, and later as editor and president, Eva Schocken pushed the publishing company to the forefront of both education and women’s studies.

Jennie Grossinger

Once called the “the best-known hotelkeeper in America," Jennie Grossinger played host to thousands of guests at her family's famed Catskills resort, including prominent politicians and movie stars. A driving force behind the hotel's expansion, she was also very active in charitable work.

Carol Gilligan

The pioneering work of American psychologist Carol Gilligan changed the way the field of psychology studied women and, arguably, the way society views women. Challenging mainstream psychology through her interrogation of the accepted benchmarks of moral and personal development, she proposed that women and men have different moral criteria and follow different paths in maturation.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Andra Medea." (Viewed on September 24, 2023) <>.


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