About Dr. Wagner



Feminist pioneer Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner is a nationally recognized lecturer, author and story-teller of woman’s rights history. One of the first women to receive a doctorate in the United States for work in women’s studies (UC Santa Cruz), and a founder of one of the country’s first college women’s studies programs, (CSU Sacramento). Dr. Wagner has taught women’s history for forty-eight years. She currently serves as adjunct faculty in the University Honors Program, Syracuse University and St. John Fisher’s Executive Leadership Program.

Wagner appeared as a “talking head” in Ken Burns’ documentary, “Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony” for which she wrote the accompanying faculty guide for PBS. She was also an historian in films including PBS’s “One Woman, One Vote” and Jak Films “The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones”. Her radio interviews include BBC and NPR’s All Things Considered” and “Democracy Now.”

The theme of Dr. Wagner’s work has been telling the untold stories. Her Women’s Suffrage Anthology, to be published by Penguin Classics in February 2019 unfolds a new intersectional look at the 19th century woman’s rights movement. She Who Holds the Sky: Matilda Joslyn Gage (Sky Carrier Press, 2003) reveals a suffragist written out of history because of her stand against the religious right over 100 years ago (the woman Gloria Steinem describes as “ahead of the women who were ahead of their time) while Wagner’s Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists (Native Voices, 2001) documents the surprisingly unrecognized authority of native women, which inspired the suffrage movement.

The Jeanette K. Watson Women’s Studies Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Syracuse University in 1997, Wagner has been a Visiting Professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, a Research Affiliate of the Women’s Resources and Research Center at the University of California, Davis and a consultant to the National Women’s History Project. She has lectured to thousands at colleges, universities, and schools across the country while keynoting a wide range of conferences and conventions, including NY Women’s Bar Association; Soroptimist International; the American Association of School Administrators, Women Administrator Conference and the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society. 

She has presented to Nebraska and Missouri legislatures as suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton; testified at a congressional hearing on her museum work, served as a Humanities scholar in 17 states, and kept nearly 6,000 students spellbound in assemblies during a K-12 tour of South Dakota schools.  

Wagner’s essays have appeared in publications ranging from U.S.A. Today to the Encyclopedia of American Indian History, to Ms. Magazine and The Journal of Museum Education. The Founder/Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation and Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue in Fayetteville, New York, Wagner received the Katherine Coffey Award for outstanding service to museology from the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums in 2011. She was named one of “21 Women Leaders for the 21 Century,” by Women’s E-News in 2015.




Sally Roesch Wagner

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Founder and Executive Director, The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, Inc. and Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue (2000-2013, May 2016-present)

Founding Director, Girl Ambassador for Human Rights Program, Gage Foundation (2012-2014)

Adjunct Faculty, St. John Fisher Executive Leadership Program (2016-present)

Adjunct Faculty, The Renée Crown University Honors Program, Syracuse University (1999-present)

Public Scholar, Humanities New York (2015-2018)


Ph.D., History of Consciousness (Women’s Studies). University of California, Santa Cruz. 1978. Dissertation: “That Word is Liberty: a Biography of Matilda Joslyn Gage.” One of first doctorates awarded in the country for work in women’s studies.

B.A. and M.A., Psychology. California State University, Sacramento. 1969 and 1974.


Syracuse University. Adjunct Faculty, Honors, Women’s Studies and Native American Studies. 1999-present.

Marcellus Sabbatical Grant, Central New York Community Foundation Award, 2012.

Jeanne K. Watson Women’s Studies Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Syracuse University. Winter/Spring 1997.

University of California, Davis. Research Affiliate, Women’s Resources and Research Center. Spring 1986-1999.

Distinguished Visiting Professor, State University of New York at Plattsburg. Winter 1991.

Nebraska Legislative Academy for Youth Leadership. Faculty. August 1990 and 1991.

California State University, San Francisco and University of California, Davis. Lecturer, History and Women’s Studies. 1987-1988.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers. Recipient. 1986.

Chair, Women’s Studies Department. Mankato (MN) State University. 1984-1985.

Mankato State University, Assistant and Associate Professor. 1983-1984.

Lecturer, Women’s Studies, History, Sociology and Psychology. A founder of the women’s studies program, California State University, Sacramento. 1970-1976, 1978-1982. This was

one of the first programs in the country and created the first minor in women’s studies.


Successful Business Women Award for Higher Education, Syracuse Business Journal News Network, 2017.

“21 Women Leaders for the 21 Century,” Women’s E-News, 2015.

Aberdeen Central High School Hall of Fame. Aberdeen, South Dakota, 2014.

OHA Medal. Onondaga Historical Association award for long, outstanding and meritorious service to local history. Syracuse, NY, 2014.

Excellence in Research Award. Women’s Empowerment Group, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY, 2014.

Protestor of the Year Award, JERK Magazine. Syracuse University student opinion magazine, 2013.

Katherine Coffey Award. Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums for outstanding service to museology, 2012.

Peace Action Award Peace Action of Central New York, 2012.

Notable Career Contributors to Social Science, from a Clearly Feminist Perspective. Men’s Studies Association of National Organization of Men Against Sexism, 2011.

Women of Distinction Leadership Award. Girl Scout Council of Central New York, 2009

Citizen of the Year for History. Fayetteville (NY) Chamber of Commerce, 2006.

Academy of Diversity Achievers. Syracuse YWCA, 2004.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for 2002-2003 for Young Adults. South Dakota Reading Council, 2003.

Unsung Heroine Award. Central New York National Organization for Women, 1999.

Humanist Heroine of the Year. American Humanist Association, 1992.

Women of Achievement Award. South Dakota General Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1990.

Citation for work in Women’s History. California Legislature, 1989.


Governor’s New York Suffrage Centennial Commission, appointee, 2016-present.

2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI), Task Force, 2016-present.

New York Cultural and Heritage Tourism Network, Planning Committee, NYS Suffrage Centennial state conferences, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

IK: Other Ways of Knowing. Journal of Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge and the University Library, Penn State. Editorial Board, 2015- present.

Skan-onh: Great Law of Peace Center. Planning Committee, 2012-2015, Consortium 2017-present..

Syracuse Peace Council. Advisory Board, 2005-2016.

The George and Rebecca Barnes Foundation, Advisory Board 2010-2015.

1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse. National Advisory Board 2009-2014.

Museums in Conversation 2013 state conference. Planning committee. 2012-2013.

Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail Advisory Board. 2012.

National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. Founding Board member, 2003-2007.


“The Haudenosaunee Influence on Women’s Rights.” Exhibit Curator, Women’s Rights National Historic Park, Seneca Falls, NY, Fall 2017.

Adoption Museum, San Francisco, CA, Consultant, 2016.

Turtle Island Learning Circle. Advisor, 2015.

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, Inductee Selection Team, 2012-present

The National Women’s Hall of Fame, Inductee Selection Team, 2012-present

Matilda Joslyn Gage one-woman show consultant to Mimi Kennedy, 2008-present.

“Rediscovering Dorothy,” Great Plains Production documentary on Matilda Joslyn Gage. Coproducer, 2004-present.

Onondaga Nation School, Arbiter, Academic Galleria, 2010-present.

“Seneca Falls,” a film by Louise Vance. Academic Advisor, 1998-2011.

“Sisters in Spirit: Celebrating the Iroquois Women’s Influence on the Early Woman’s Rights Movement” and “She Who Holds the Sky: Matilda Joslyn Gage.” Exhibits curator.

Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Foundation, Seneca Falls, NY. Summer 1998 .

“Lakota Women: Keepers of the Nation.” Project Director with Tillie Black Bear. Curricula poster series for Office of Equal Education Opportunity, South Dakota Department of Education

and Cultural Affairs. 1990–1998.

“The Haudenosaunee: Past, Present and Future.” Special Reviewer. Social Sciences Resource Guide for Grades K-12. New York State Education Department, 1991.

National Women’s History Project. Consultant. Windsor CA, 1986-1989.


Weekend Today, WSTM TV, Syracuse, 2018.

“The Good Mind”, Documentary by Gwendolen Cates, 2015.

“The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones”. Jak Films (Lucasfilm, Ltd.). 2007.

“Seneca Falls,” a film by Louise Vance. Academic Advisor and Interviewee. 1998-2006.

“The Female Influence on the Oz Books.” Interviewed with Gregory MacGuire. The Woman’s Hour hosted by Jenny Murray. BBC Radio  September 28, 2006.

“Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony,” Florentine Films, Ken Burns and Paul Barnes, Producers. PBS, November 7-8, 1999.

“Elizabeth Cady Stanton Symposium,” panel of historians interviewed for Florentine Films’ Stanton-Anthony film, Seneca Falls, NY, July 17, 1998. CSPAN-2, Aug 12-14, 1998.

“A Declaration of Sentiment: The History of the American Women’s Rights Movement.” Film. Mythic Pictures Limited, Toronto, Ontario. 1999.

“Celebrate ’98.” Film. Yesterday’s News, Rockport, MA. 1999.

“Seneca Reflections: Celebrating 150 Years of Women’s Rights.” Film. 1998.

“150 Sesquicentennial Special.” Wisconsin Public TV, 1998.

“One Woman, One Vote.” Film. PBS Special, Educational Film Center, 1995.

“The Shirley Show.” CTV, Canada. November 1990.


2005-2019 sampling

See also Speaker in the Humanities for the New York Humanities Council (below)



19 Speaker, Women’s March, Seneca Falls, NY


8 The Women’s Suffrage Movement book launch panel with Gloria Steinem, Carol Jacobs, co-President and CEO of the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality and Louise Herne, Mohawk Bear Clan Mother, moderated by Jess Bennett, New York Times Gender Editor

11 New York Society Library

13 CUNY Graduate School, panel with Betty Lyons, Gaen hai uh, (Onondaga

Nation, Snipe Clan), President and Executive Director of the American Indian Law Alliance, Julie Suk, Esq., Dean of Master’s Programs and Professor of Sociology, CUNY, moderated by Sharon Nelson, Founder and CEO, Civically Re-Engaged Women

15 Teaneck, NJ Library, sponsored by Network for Responsible Public Policy

22 SUNY Potsdam, sponsored by Native American Student Association

23 Akwesasne (Mohawk Nation) Library and Cultural Center

24 Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue, Fayetteville,


25 Feminist Forum, sponsored by Feminist Majority Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA


3 Keynote, NY General Federation of Women’s Clubs annual conference,

Syracuse, NY

10 Syracuse Sunrise Rotary Club

11 Beta Phi Mu lunch (Library Science Honor Society) Syracuse University

22 Ska:Nonh Great Law of Peace Center, Syracuse, NY


28 Keynote, Yates County History Center Annual Meeting, Penn Yan, N


15 "Are Women People?" The Journey for Voting Rights Teacher Institute,

sponsored by Idaho Humanities


25 Diversity and Inclusion lecture series, LilyDale Assembly, LilyDale, New


26 Keynote, Centennial Celebration conference, sponsored by Civically Re-

Engaged Women, Saratoga Springs, NY


13 Wesleyan Chapel, Women’s Rights National Historic Park, sponsored by Seneca Museum



11 Cazenovia, NY Library

20 Speaker, Women’s March, Seneca Falls


3 Keynote - Daughters of the American Revolution Long Island City annual


8 Keynote - Skaneateles Rotary Women's Day

17 Poughkeepsie Library - Women Voted In New York Before Columbus

19 The Helen W. Guthrie Memorial Lecture, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

26 Niagara University

27  Ska:Nonh Great Law of Peace Center, Syracuse, with Freida Jacques, Turtle Clan Mother, Onondaga Nation


8 Keynote - NY Women’s Judges Assn., Aurora, NY

18 panel “Native Women”, Sponsored by the American Indian Law Institute, NYC

20 panel, “Designing for Outrage: Inviting Disruption into Public History

Exhibitions”, National Council of Public History annual conference, Las Vegas


6 Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY


2 “Haudenosaunee Women” with Louise Herne, Mohawk Bear Clan Mother,

Ganondagan Iroquois State Historic Site


11 League of Women Voters, Aberdeen, SD



21 Speaker, Women’s March, Seneca Falls, NY


2 Thursday Morning Roundtable, Syracuse, NY

9-10 with Jeanne Shenandoah, Eel Clan, Onondaga Nation, Museum of the American Indian, New York City

15 Haudenosaunee Influence with Jeanne Shenandoah, part of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, sponsored by American Indian Law Institute, NYC

31 “Think Tank” symposium, The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social

Justice, Durham, NC


15 Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community


19 Binghamton League of Women Voters - with Freida Jacques, Turtle Clan Mother, Onondaga Nation

20 Keynote – NY Women’s Bar Assn. annual convention

21 Amagansett NY Free Library “The Rest of The Story of The Suffrage Movement”


10 Keynote, NY League of Women Voters annual convention

17 Athens Cultural Arts Center, Athens, NY


5 Bristol Valley Playhouse, Naples, NY


30 Keynote, Women’s Day – NY State Fair, Syracuse


21 Entrepreneurial Society of Central NY

23 Genesee Country Village Museum, Mumford, NY

24 National Abolition Hall of Fame, Peterboro, NY


16 Clinton County NY Historical Society

27 NY South Central Regional Library Council annual meeting


4 Keynote, NY Cultural Heritage Tourism Network annual conference

14-16 National Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference, workshop and tour, Chicago, with Barbara Lau, Director, Pauli Murray Center and JenniferScott, Director,  Jane Addams’ Hull House



26 Kirkland Library, Clinton NY


10 NYC Department of Records and Services

16 Painting Dangerous Memories in Historic Landmarks, panel, NHPC annual conference, Baltimore

26 Rochester NY Public Library


14 Geneva NY Public Library

21 Elizabeth Cady Stanton Foundation, Johnstown NY, lecture with Freida Jacques, Turtle Clan Mother, Onondaga Nation

28 Newark Valley NY Historical Society


7 Keynote, New York Cultural and Heritage Tourism Network annual conference, Seneca Falls NY


19 Keynote, Northern New Jersey NOW annual conference, Lincroft, NJ



13 Judge, Academic Galleria, Onondaga Nation School


7 “The Enterprising Spirit of South Dakota Women”, Rapid City, SD Public


8 Consultant workshop with Historic Rapid City, planning the McGillycuddy

Historic Home interpretation.


24 Moderator, Discussion of Suffragette, Focus Film, with film’s director and screenwriter, NYC


24 “Equity” Panel member, Revisiting the Basic Call to Consciousness: Peace,

Equity and Friendship, Onondaga Nation. In Conjunction with the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

25-26 Living History Day Presentation for students and adults. Ganondagan State Historic Site, Victor, NY


1 Keynote address, “Connecting the Dots: Native Americans, African Americans and the Women’s Rights Movement”, New York Women’s Suffrage Centennialm Conference, Seneca Falls, NY



5 “Empowered Women, Haudenosaunee influence on the American feminist

movement”, with Jeanne Shenandoah. Aboriginal Student Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford Campus. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

18 Keynote address, Women Leadership Awards. California State University,


19 “Activism on Campus in the 1970s.” California State University, Sacramento

28 Keynote, “Looking Back, Guiding Progress”, National Council of Women

Conference, NYC


16 Keynote, Robert Green Ingersoll and the Reform Imperative, Council for Secular

Humanism, Amherst, NY


2-5 Workshop co-chair, “In Progress Memory Initiatives,” “MEMORY: a Pillar of Transitional Justice and Human Rights” international conference. Sao Paulo,Brazil

13 Keynote, “Spirit of American Women”, Syracuse YWCA annual meeting



25 The Duns Scotus Lecture, Daeman College, Rochester, NY


22 Dialogue with Deborah Hughes, CEO, Susan B. Anthony House. Fundraiser sponsored by 2020: Project Women. Rosendale, NY

24 Matilda Joslyn Gage performance, with Dream Freedom Revival, Syracuse, NY

27 Women's Programs at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Rome, NY


11 Women’s Equality Agenda Briefing, Syracuse, NY

19 Keynote, New York State Political Science Association, Syracuse University


6 “Elizabeth Cady Stanton Thunders from the Pulpit” Performance, Plymouth

Congregational Church, Syracuse, NY

21 “Museums Connect: Using the Power of Stories to Link Communities and

Cultures”. Panel presentation. American Alliance of Museums annual

convention. Baltimore, MD


19 Keynote, Small Museums Luncheon and Panel, “Working with Community to

Address Things that Matter Locally,” American Alliance for State and Local

History annual convention, Birmingham, AL

20 Panel chair, “International Collaboration: Extraordinary Benefits” and Online conference presentation, AASLH


5 “Influence of Haudenosaunee Women”. Legacy Women Institute, Rochester, NY

18 Panel, “Learn about advertising events and marketing your organization through storytelling”, Syracuse Neighborhood Action Conference

22 “Women’s Rights internationally”, The Central New York Council of the Social Studies Annual Professional Development Day, Syracuse, NY. With Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights

24 “Adopting ‘In’: Preserving Iroquois Traditional Community”, with Peter Jemison, Native American Lecture Series 2, Ganondagan State Historic Site and Nazareth College



21 “Haudenosaunee Influence on Women’s Rights” and “Future of the Women's Rights Trail” panel, AAUW NY State Convention


16 “History, Land and Meaning", Panel Moderator with Christopher Moore and

Marianne Patinelli. Paul Smiths College VIC, Paul Smiths, NY.


21 Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore, NY.


13 “Matilda Joslyn Gage: Bringing Her into History”. AAUW-NYS District I Fall

Conference with regional League of Women Voters. Hamburg, NY.


28-30. Wisdomthinkers Participant, Syracuse University.



1 “100 Women of Destiny “Tele-Retreat with actress Mimi Kennedy

5 Keynote, “Seneca Women’s Conference” Allegheny-Seneca Nation, Salamanca, NY


1 Keynote, “Anthony and Gage: Something to Say to Fertile Feminists Today,”

with Deborah Hughes, Executive Director, Susan B. Anthony House, NY State VOX Conference, sponsored by Planned Parenthood

4 “Matilda Joslyn Gage,” The National Association of Spiritualist Churches

(NSAC) annual convention, Buffalo, NY



21 Tea and Conversation with Sally,” Unitarian Universalist Church, St. Petersburg, FL.


20-24. Women Moving Millions and Women’s Funding Network annual conferences, Denver. Gage performances and premiere of women’s funding film produced by Gage Foundation.


14 "Rediscovering Dorothy through the Wonderful Mother of Oz." International

Wizard of Oz Club annual convention, California State University, Fresno. With

film producer Carey Graeber.

24 “Matilda Joslyn Gage,” Susan B. Anthony House Lecture series, Rochester, NY.

24 “The Influence of Haudenosaunee Women” with Jeanne Shenandoah. Onondaga Land Rights Seminar, Syracuse, NY


1 Keynote, General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Mid-Atlantic Region

Conference, Syracuse, NY.



24 Medart Lecture series. Maryville University, St. Louis, MO


12 “Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass: Equality Beyond Race and Gender.” Stanton performance With Fred Morsell. Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA


1 “How to Reinvigorate Historic House Museums.” Panel member, Historic House Museum Professional Interest Committee Luncheon, American Association of Museums annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.

10 Commencement Convocation Speaker. SUNY Environmental Studies and Forestry, Syracuse, NY.


16-18 Matilda Joslyn Gage performance and panel “Across Differences: The Real Value  of Diversity.” Bioneers 20th anniversary conference, San Rafael, CA.



30 “The Mother of Oz.” Wednesday Morning Club, Rome, NY

31 Keynote, “Women 4 Women” Annual Legislative Day, Pierre, SD


1 Keynote, “The Iroquois Influence on Early Feminists.” Women’s Leadership

Conference “Herstory! 2008,” Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

8 Keynote, "Rescuing Matilda from the Outtakes of History." Gathering of Women Conference, Journey Museum, Rapid City, SD


2 Keynote, “A Woman for President?” 22nd annual Women’s History Month

luncheon, University of Texas at Arlington


21 Panel, “Envisioning Racial and Gender Equality and Inclusion in Women’s Studies Research and Programs: A Continuing Conversation,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH


20 Facilitator, “Gender Equity in Science,” workshop sponsored by Dallas Women’s Foundation and Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX

21 Keynote, “Sarah and Hillary and Susan B. and Matilda: Revisiting Our History to Renew Our Democracy,” National Network for Educational Renewal Annual

Conference, University of Texas, Arlington

25 Keynote, “Changing the World by Growing Who We Are and Knowing What We Need.” South Dakota Women’s Summit, Sioux Falls, SD


23 Panel, “Feminist History Making,” Feminist Rhetorics for Social Justice

conference, Syracuse University

24 Keynote, “Historical Analysis of Violence Against Women.” White Buffalo Calf Woman Society conference, Rosebud Sioux Reservation, South Dakota



15 "The Influence of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) On Women's Rights,”

El Dorado Center and Folsom Lake College, Folsom, CA

27 “Two Women Speak: A Discussion between Traditional Native Knowledge and Academic Knowledge.” With Freida Jacques, Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation,

SUNY Courtland


14-15 Memorial Lecture, Visiting Scholar Residency, “Elizabeth Cady Stanton Speaks on Religion and Women's Aspirations." University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point


15 "How Women Are ‘Erased’ from History—and Overcoming This." Theological Opportunities Program, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA



28 “Sisters In Spirit: Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Women -- An Inspiration To EarlyFeminists”, with Jeanne Shenandoah, Onondaga Nation, Eel Clan, Ithaca College, NY


2 “Sisters in Spirit: The Iroquois Influence on Early American Feminists." Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

10-12 Scholar-in-Residence, Women’s Studies Program, University of Northern

Arizona, Flagstaff.

31 “Was Matilda Joslyn Gage a Malcontent or Did Susan B. Destroy the

Movement?” Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Equal Rights Conference,

University of Rochester, NY


29-30 Jessie Benton Fremont scholar, Two Rivers Chautauqua, Colorado Humanities Council, Grand Junction, CO


21 “Oz, Peace, Feminism and War.” Feminism and War Conference, Syracuse University Women’s Studies, Syracuse, NY.


17 "Celebrating Sisterhood: Women's Role in Tribal Culture" with Lakota authors Allison Hedge Coke and Susan Power. Oglala Lakota College, Pine Ridge Reservation, SD.



10 “Sisters in Spirit: The Iroquois Influence on Early American Feminists."

University of Arizona, Tucson


2-5 Panels, “The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on the Early Woman’s Rights Movement” and “Beyond the Stanton-Anthony Paradigm: Decentering the

Nineteenth Century Woman’s Rights Movement.” 13th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. Scripps College, Claremont, CA


29 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass. Performance with Charles Pace. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, Great Basin Chautauqua, Reno, NV.


26 “Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass: Beyond Race and Gender in the Struggle for Equality.” Performance with Fred Morsell. “Women Win the Vote: 85 Years and Beyond,” National Women’s History Project. Constitution

Center, Philadelphia, PA.

28 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass. Performance with Fred Morsell. Paulsdale, National Historic Landmark birthplace of suffragist leader Alice Paul, Mt. Laurel, NJ


3 Elizabeth Cady Stanton Performance. American Association of School

Administrators, Women Administrator Conference. National Press Club,

Washington, DC

19-22 “The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists,” and panel, “The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and U.S. Culture.” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA



As Speaker in the Humanities for the New York Humanities Council


March 26 Central New York NOW, Syracuse

April 13 SUNY Orange Newburgh

April 19 Nunda Historical Society

April 30 Newark Valley Historical Society

(program suspended in June)


March 1 Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake

March 23 Wyckoff House Museum, Brooklyn

March 31 Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca

May 11 Unitarian Church Of Barneveld

(funding for the program suspended until September.)

Nov. 8 Farmington Friends Meeting House, Farmington


March 16 North Tonawanda Historical Society. North Tonawanda History Museum.

(funding for the program suspended until September).

Sept. 13. Seneca Museum. Seneca Falls


February 2 Herkimer College

March 11 Buffalo Historical Society

April 26 Mohawk Valley Community College, Rome


March 26 Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva

April 1 YWCA, Cortland

April 14 Herkimer County Community College


April 18 Big Springs Historical Society and Museum, Caledonia

June 5 North Tonawanda History Museum, North Tonawanda,

June 20 Howland Stone Store Museum, Sherwood


January 13 Greece Town Hall, Rochester

March 8 Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse,

April 12 Woodstock Museum, Saugerties

April 23 Niagara County Historical Society, Lockport

May 7 Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Rockwell

August 20 Fort William Henry Museum, Lake George


April 18 SUNY (State University of New York), Potsdam

April 21 Jamestown Community College, Jamestown

May 8 SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology, Cobleskill

May 15 Niagara County Historical Society, Lockport,

August 24 With Dr. Robert Spiegelman, Iroquois Museum, Howes Cave


March 6 AAUW, Bath (NY) Branch.

June 3 With Dr. Robert Spiegelman, Iroquois Museum, Howes Cave


As Speaker in the Humanities for the New York Humanities Council


March 27 National Council of Women, Church Center for the UN, NYC


Nov. 13 Onondaga Community College, Syracuse


April 12 Women’s Rights National Park Buffalo/Niagara Chapter

April 14 Marcellus Free Library

June 1 Ebenezer United Church of Christ

OCT. 13 AAUW Buffalo Branch


Feb. 24 SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

March 27 Unitarian Church of Barneveld

May 14 Skaneateles AAUW

Nov. 5 North Tonawanda History Museum


Feb. 21 Hudson Valley Humanists, Kingston

March 15 NOW, Rochester Chapter, Rochester

April 18 Caledonia Big Springs Historical Society

August 19 Fort William Henry Museum, Lake George

Oct. 20 St. John's College, Rochester


Feb. 26 Cazenovia Public Library

April 15 Cayuga Community College

April 21 David A. Howe Public Library, Wellsville


November 10 Phelps Mansion Museum, Binghamton, NY.


April 26 North Country Community College, Saranac Lake

April 28 Madison County Event, Madison County Office Complex, Wampsville

September 11 Howland Stone Store Museum, Sherwood


Tricia Lyman, Educational Leadership program, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, 2016.

Kim Lyman-Wright, Educational Leadership program, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY”,


Eglute Johnson, Religious Studies, Syracuse University. 2005-2008.

Melinda Grube, Union College. 2005-2007.

Susan Goodier-Kalif, SUNY Albany. 2004-2007.


“Truth, Reconciliation and Reshaping Women’s History”, MS online, March 29, 2019.

The Women’s Suffrage Anthology. Penguin Classics (March 2019).

Introduction, Roses and Radicals by Susan Zimet. Viking Books for Young Readers, 2017.

“'Suffragette' is the movie feminists have been dreaming of”, U.S.A. Today, 24 November


“I’ll Have What She’s Having”, Bust Magazine, Volume 95, (October/November 2015), pp.


The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Collection. - Five chapbook series. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse

Cultural Workers, 2015.

“Safe Containers for Dangerous Memories”, co-authored with Sarah Pharaon, Barbara

Lau,and Marı´a Jose´ Bolan˜ a Caballero. The Public Historian, Volume 37, Number 2 (May

2015), pp. 61-72.

Productive Discomfort: Dialogue, Reproductive Choice and Social Justice Education at the

Matilda Joslyn Gage Center. With Tori Eckler and Maxinne Leighton. Journal of Museum

Education, Volume 38, Number 2, Summer 2013.

The moment has come for women's equality in New York: Commentary. The [Syracuse]

Post Standard online (Syracuse.com), 18 June 2013.


Film is Antithesis of Author Baum’s Egalitarian, Matriarchal Vision. The [Syracuse] Post

Standard, 17 March 2013, p. E-1.


Matilda Joslyn Gage: Far Ahead of Her Time. Syracuse Woman Magazine, March 2013, p.


The Susan B. Anthony Window in the Home of Matilda Joslyn Gage. New York History

Review. Volume 6, Issue 1, December 2012, pp.16-22.

Come Write On Our Walls! Museums of Ideas: Commitment and Conflict. Edinburgh:

Museums Etc, Ltd., 2011.

Feminism, Native American Influences. Encyclopedia of American Indian History, Vol. II.

Bruce E. Johansen and Barry M. Pritzker, Editors. Santa Barbara, Denver and Oxford: ABC:

CLIO, 2008, pp. 383-387.

Matilda Joslyn Gage. The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief. Tom Flynn, Editor. Amherst, NY:

Prometheus Books, 2007, pp. 351-352.

Haudenosaunee Women Inspire. Peace Newsletter. Syracuse NY Peace Council newsletter,

March 2006, p. 751.

As Cady Did. Book Review. Ms. Magazine, Fall 2005, p. 75.

The Indigenous Roots of United States Feminism. In Feminist Politics, Activism and Vision:

Local and Global Challenge. Luciana Ricciutelli, Angela Miles and Margaret H. McFadden,

Editors. London and New York: Zed Books Ltd., 2004.

The Wonderful Mother of Oz. Baum Bugle 47, Winter 2003, pp.7-13.

American Women. YES! A Journal of Positive Futures, Spring 2002.

“Forgotten Champion of Liberty: Matilda Joslyn Gage (19th Century Suffrage Leader),”

Free Inquiry 20:4, Fall 2002.

Woman, Church and State. Introduction to reprint of Matilda Joslyn Gage’s 1893 classic.

Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2001.

Sisters in Spirit: The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Woman’s Rights.

Summertown, TN: Native Voices Press, 2001.

“New Women’s History Videos.” National Women’s Studies Association Journal.

Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, Summer 2000.

“The Iroquois Influence on Women’s Rights” and Interview with Sally Roesch Wagner

Awakened Woman E-Magazine, Winter solstice 1999.

Faculty Guide to accompany “Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

and Susan B. Anthony,” a film by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes. Public Broadcasting System,


Matilda Joslyn Gage: She Who Holds the Sky. Aberdeen, SD: Sky Carrier Press, 1998.

Woman, Church and State. Editor, Modern Reader’s edition of Matilda Joslyn Gage’s 1893

classic. Aberdeen, SD: Sky Carrier Press, 1998.

A Time of Protest: Suffragists Challenge the Republic. Aberdeen, SD: Sky Carrier Press,


Daughters of Dakota Series. Aberdeen, SD: Sky Carrier Press, 1989-1993.

Stories from the Black Hills. Volume 6: 1993.

The Long Stories. Volume 5: 1992. 1

Stories of Privation: German, German-Russian and Scandinavian Immigrants

in South Dakota. Volume 4: 1991.

Stories of Friendship Between Settlers and the Dakota Indians. With Vic Runnels.

Introduction by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. Volume 3: 1990.

Stories from the Attic. Volume 2. 1990.

A Sampler. Volume 1: 1989.

Early Essays:

“Great Minds: Matilda Joslyn Gage,” Free Inquiry, Fall, 2000.

“Coming Home to my Heartland.” In Women Who Don't Sell Out, edited by Lenora Fulani.

NY: Castillo International, 1996.

“The Iroquois Influence on Women's Rights.” In Gone to Croatan, edited by Ron Sakolsky &

James Koehnline. Brooklyn/Edinburgh: Autonomedia/AK Press, 1993.

“Matilda Joslyn Gage,” In Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1800-1925, edited by

Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.

“The Iroquois Influence on Women's Rights.” In Indian Roots of American Democracy, edited

by Jose Barreiro. Ithaca, NY: Akwe:Kon Press, Cornell University, 1992.

“Suffragists Protest the Constitution: September 17, 1887.” In New York and the Union, edited

by Stephen L. Schechter and Richard B. Bernstein. Albany: New York State

Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, 1990.

“The Iroquois Confederacy—a Native American Model for Non-sexist Men” and “The Root of

Oppression is the Loss of Memory: The Iroquois and the Earliest Feminist Vision.” In

Iroquois Women: an Anthology, edited by W.G. Spitall. Ontario, Canada: Iroquois

Reprints, 1990.

“The History of Woman Suffrage,” “Declaration of Rights of Women: 1876,” “Minor v.

Happersett” and “Matilda Joslyn Gage.” In Handbook of American Women's History,

edited by Angela Howard Zophy. New York: Garland Publishing, 1989.

“Animal Liberation.” In With a Fly's Eye, Whale's Wit and Woman's Heart, edited by

Stephanie T. Hoppe and Theresa Corrigan. San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press, 1989.

“I Understand Ronald Reagan Because I Understand my Father.” In Rebirth of Power, edited by

Pamela Portwood, Michele Gorcey and Peggy Sanders. Racine, WI: Mother Courage

Press, 1987.

Biographical Introduction to reprint of Woman, Church and State by Matilda Joslyn Gage.

Watertown, MA: Persephone Press, 1980.

Early Articles:

“Iroquois Women Inspire 19th Century Feminists.” National NOW Times. Summer 1999.

“Waltzing Home to Matilda.” Women’s History Network News. July 1999.

“A Woman's Run for President.” On The Issues. Fall 1996.

“Is Equality Indigenous? The Untold Iroquois Influence on Early Radical Feminists.” On The

Issues. Winter 1996.

“Meet the Lakota: The People/Oyata Kin.” Book review in Multicultural Education. Summer


“The Iroquois Influence on the Early Woman's Rights Movement.” Northeast Indian Quarterly

(Akwe:kon Journal). Spring 1992.

“Four Faces Perch on Stolen Land.” Sioux Falls Argus Leader. 17 February 1992.

“Democracy Turned to Stone?” Rapid City Journal. 8 February 1992.

“Beyond Rushmore, Borglum Had a Vision for the Sioux.” Rapid City Journal. 10 August


“A Historian's Search for What Went Wrong.” A Lakota Times Supplement: Wounded Knee

Remembered 1890-1990. December 1990.

“Deep Regret is Not Appropriate for Wounded Knee.” The Lakota (SD) Times. 4 December


“The Pioneer Daughters Collection of the South Dakota Federation of Women's Clubs.” South

Dakota History 19. (Spring 1989): 95-109.

“The Root of Oppression is the Loss of Memory: The Iroquois and the Early Feminist Vision.”

Akwesasne Notes 21. (Winter 1989): 11-13.

History Editor, Changing Men, quarterly articles 1983-1993, including “The Iroquois

Confederacy: A Native American Model for Non-sexist Men” (Spring/Summer 1989);

“Moses Harman: Champion of Reproductive Rights” (Summer/Fall 1987); “Martin R.

Delaney: Black Nationalist and Woman's Rights Activist” (Winter 1986).

“Global Grandmother: an Interview with Barbara Wiedner." Woman of Power 10 (Summer


“Suffragists Protest the Constitution.” New York Notes. New York State Commission on the

Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, 1988.

“Suffragists at the Centennial.” Sacramento (CA) Bee. 17 September 1987.

“Feminists Will Reenact Suffragists' Struggles.” The Hartford (CT) Courant.

6 September1987.

“What Was the Connection Between the Nineteenth-Century Black Rights Movement and the

Women's Rights Movement: Finding the Right Question.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Foundation Newsletter 8 (Spring 1987).

“Trick or Treat is Mother's Work.” With Lynn Cooper. National Women's Studies Association

Perspectives 4 (Summer 1986).

“Oral History as a Biographical Tool.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2,

Women's Oral History (Summer, 1977), pp. 87-92