GW Libraries join the rest of our community in celebrating the life of Phyllis Palmer, Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Women's Studies.
In her 32 years at the university, she directed both the Women's Studies program and the American Studies department and was instrumental in the success they enjoy today. Her dedication to social justice, as a thinker and as an instructor, enriched the scholarly life of GW, both for her students and her colleagues.
An obituary from the Department of American Studies and the Columbian College can be found here, and below is a selected list of Professor Palmer's academic publications, with link (where available) to online versions accessible to GW faculty, staff, and students.
2008. Living as equals: How three white communities struggled to make interracial connections during the civil rights era. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. In Gelman.
2000. Recognizing racial privilege: White girls and boys at National Conference of Christians and Jews summer camps, 1957-1974. The Oral History Review 27 (2) (Summer 2000): 129-55. Online.
With Margery Mazie, Mayuris Pimentel, Sharon Rogers, Stuart Ruderfer, and Melissa Sokolowski. 1993. To deconstruct race, deconstruct whiteness. American Quarterly 45 (2) (June 1993): 281-294. Online.
1989. Domesticity and dirt :Housewives and domestic servants in the united states, 1920-1945. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. In Gelman.
With Roberta Spalter-Roth. 1987. Gender practices and employment : The sears case and the issue of "choice". Vol. 1987-3. Washington, D.C.: Graduate Institute for Policy Education and Research, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University. In Gelman.
1983. White Women/Black women: The dualism of female identity and experience in the United States. Feminist Studies 9 (1) (Spring 1983): 151. Online.
1983. The racial feminization of poverty: Women of color as portents of the future for all women. Women's Studies Quarterly. 11 (3) (Fall 1983): 4-6. Online.
With Sharon L. Grant 1979. The status of clerical workers : A summary analysis of research findings and trends, with bibliography. Washington: Women's Studies Program, George Washington University. In Gelman.