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UC Berkeley
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lesbians, women's music, feminism, Judaica, sports
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texts: 202 246 7578 I am new at UC Berkeley and will update a email soon; but I am Professor Emerita at GWU and that email is ongoing. Am away january 2-April 21 of 2019, teaching aboard SEMESTER AT SEA, but also eager to address that voyage experience--it will be my third tour as women's studies faculty on SAS.

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About Me

BONNIE  J. MORRIS is a women’s history professor and the author of sixteen books. She has devoted more than thirty years to documenting the women’s music movement, first publishing Eden Built By Eves, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and more recently The Disappearing L and The Feminist Revolution.  Her research on women’s music, Olivia Records,, and American lesbian culture will one day be housed at the Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library. In the past year Dr. Bon won a D.C. Arts and Humanities grant and a writing residency in Wales; organized the first-ever exhibit on the women’s music movement at the Library of Congress; arranged for Olivia albums to be part of the Smithsonian; received the Ruth Rowan Believer Award from the National Women’s Music Festival; published a time-travel novel; and moved to California to teach at Berkeley after be.coming Professor Emerita at George Washington University. She was instrumental in establishing GWU’s LGBT Studies minor, and created GWU’s popular Lesbian History and Culture course, the only one of its kind in the Washington area. Most recently, Dr. Bon won a Silver award for Best Travel and Food Writing from Travelers’ Tales for “The Leaping Entrée of Suzhou;” she is a Finalist for the Foreword national award in LGBT fiction. In fall 2019 she will begin teaching UC Berkeley’s first diversity lecture course on women’s sports history







Recent Publications

THE FEMINIST REVOLUTION. Smithsonian Press, 2018.

(Listed as top book for women’s history month by Oprah’s Book Club.)

SAPPHO’s BAR AND GRILL. Bywater Books, 2016.

(Finalist for the Foreword Award in LGBT fiction, and for the Ann Bannon Popular Choice award.)


(ALA “Over the Rainbow” list of top LGBT nonfiction.)

Media Coverage
Multiple appearances, including In-Depth Author Profile and recent broadcast of appearance at Politics and Prose Books; essays in Slate, Huffington Post, Ms.
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Food History, Higher Ed, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Religion, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Sports, Women, World War I, World War II