Estelle Freedman

Edgar E. Robinson Professor of United States History, Emerita
Estelle Freedman
Ph.D, Columbia University, History (1976)
M.A, Columbia University, History (1972)
B.A, Barnard College, History (1969)
Estelle Freedman taught at Stanford from 1976 to 2021. The Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History (Emerit), she co-founded the undergraduate Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her teaching has been recognized by the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Dinkelspiel Award for Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Education, and the Rhodes Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, as well as the Nancy Roelker Graduate Mentorship Award from the American Historical Association. She is the recipient of multiple national fellowships and has written ten books on the histories of feminism, sexuality, prison reform, and sexual violence. Currently a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Prof. Freedman co-directs the Stanford Oral History Text Analysis Project, which analyzes narratives of sexual assault and harassment in digitized women's oral histories. She is also co-directing a documentary film about the musical and political life of folk singer Faith Petric (1915-2013).