Joan M. Jensen

Joan M. Jensen (born December 9, 1934 St. Paul, Minnesota) is an American historian.[1]

Life

She attended Pasadena City College, and earned a master's degree and a Ph.D at the University of California at Los Angeles.

From 1962 to 1971, she taught at U.S. International University, in San Diego, California. She left her job to join a farming commune in southern Colorado. From 1974 to 1975, she taught at Arizona State University, and from 1975 to 1976 she taught at UCLA.[2]

She taught history at New Mexico State University.[3] 1976-1993 and holds the rank of Professor Emerita. Jensen is largely responsible for founding the University's Women's Studies Program. [4]

In 1990 the Coalition for Western Women's History honored Jensen by creating the Joan Jensen - Darlis Miller Prize for the best scholarly article published in the preceding year in the field of women and gender in the trans-Mississippi West.

Awards

  • 2007 Merle Curti Award Honorable Mention for Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1850-1925 (Minnesota Historical Society Press)
  • 1993 New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Award for Excellence in the Humanities.
  • Western Association of Women Historians Sierra Prize, for Loosening the Bonds: Mid-Atlantic Farm Women, 1750–1850
  • Old Sturbridge Village Research Library Society-E. Harold Hugo Memorial Book Prize, for Loosening the Bonds: Mid-Atlantic Farm Women, 1750–1850
  • New Mexico Presswomen’s Zia Award and the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation, for New Mexico Women: Intercultural Perspectives

Works

  • Jensen, Joan M. (1968). The Price of Vigilance. Chicago: Rand McNally. 
  • Jensen, Joan M. (1975). Military surveillance of civilians in America. General Learning Press. OCLC 15131007. 
  • Jensen, Joan M. (1980). The gentle tamers revisited: New approaches to the history of women in the American West. Pacific Historical Review. OCLC 711904746. 
  • Jensen, Joan M. (July 1980). "Cloth, butter and boarders: women's household production for the market". Review of Radical Political Economics. Sage. 12 (2): 14–24. doi:10.1177/048661348001200203. 
  • Jensen, Joan M. (1981). With these hands: women working on the land. Feminist Press. ISBN 9780912670904. 
  • Jensen, Joan M. (1981). Women's work along the Southwest border: A significant aspect of labor history. Tucson, Arizona: Southwest Institute for Research on Women. OCLC 8897362. 
  • Jensen, Joan M.; Scharf, Lois (1983). Decades of discontent: The women's movement, 1920-1940. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313226946. 
  • Jensen, Joan M.; Davidson, Sue (1984). A needle, a bobbin, a strike: Women needleworkers in America. Temple University Press. ISBN 9780877224075. 
  • Jensen, Joan M.; Miller, Darlis A., eds. (1986). New Mexico Women: Intercultural Perspectives. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. ISBN 9780826308269. OCLC 241487465. 
  • Jensen, Joan M.; Lothrop, Gloria Ricci (1987). California women: A history. San Francisco, California: Boyd & Fraser Publishing Co. OCLC 17017302. 
  • Jensen, Joan M. (1988). Passage from India: Asian Indian immigrants in North America. New Haven London: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780878351565. 
  • Jensen, Joan M. (1988). Loosening the Bonds: Mid-Atlantic Farm Women, 1750–1850. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300042658. 
  • Jensen, Joan M. (1991). Promise to the land: Essays on rural women. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. ISBN 9780826312471. 
  • Jensen, Joan M. (1991). Army Surveillance in America: 1775 - 1980. New Haven London: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300046687. 
  • Jensen, Joan M. (1992). Naming a price, finding a space: The marketplace for western women's art. Tucson, Arizona: Southwest Institute for Research on Women. OCLC 28864925. 
  • Jensen, Joan M.; Osterud, Nancy Grey (1994). American rural and farm women in historical perspective. University of California Press. OCLC 33316596.  Agricultural History Society: National Conference on American Rural and Farm Women in Historical Perspective.
  • Jensen, Joan M. (1995). One Foot on the Rockies. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. ISBN 9780826315397. 
  • Jensen, Joan M. (2006). Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1850-1925. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press. ISBN 9780873515634. 

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