BackgroundAnne (Rusty) Shteir is Professor in Humanities, Atkinson/Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and also is affiliated with the School of Women's Studies. Her research interests are in the areas of women, gender, and science culture, and also in 18th-century culture. She is interested in relations between literature and science, as well as in the history of science writing. Her current project is a cultural history of botany; for this she is studying, for example, representations of the goddess Flora in art, literature, and science.
Her book Cultivating Women, Cultivating Science: Flora's Daughters and Botany in England, 1760 to 1860 was awarded the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for Women's History, American Historical Association, 1996.
She also has been very active in developing Women's Studies at York, and was Director of the Graduate program in Women's Studies, 1993-7.
Selected Work and Publications
|1999|| ||Cultivating Women, Cultivating Science: Flora's Daughters and Botany in England, 1760 TO 1860. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
|1997|| ||Natural Eloquence: Women Reinscribe Science. Ed. Anne Shteir and Barbara T. Gates. University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.|
|1997|| ||'Elegant Recreations? Science Writing for Women.' Victorian Science in Context. Ed. Bernard Lightman. University of Chicago Press, 1997.|
|1997|| ||'Gender and 'Modern' Botany in Victorian England.' Women, Gender, and Science: New Directions. Ed. Sally Gregory Kohlstedt and Helen E. Longino. OSIRIS, 1997.|
|1997|| ||'The Women's Studies PhD: A Report from the Field.' Women's Studies Quarterly 25.1-2 (1997).|
|1995|| ||Mental Improvement, or the Beauties and Wonders of Nature and Art. Ed. Priscilla Wakefield. Michigan State University Press, 1995.
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