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Daphne Patai, Israeli foreign language and women's studies educator, writer. Fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, 1980-1981, Institute for Advanced Study, Indiana University, 1986-1987, Guggenheim Foundation, 1986-1987, National Humanities Center, 1990-1991.


Patai, Daphne was born on October 12, 1943 in Jerusalem.


Bachelor, Indiana University, 1965. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1977.


Instructor Portuguese, New York University, 1975-1977. From assistant professor to associate professor University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978-1986, professor women's studies program and department Spanish-Portuguese, 1987-1995, professor Spanish and Portuguese, since 1995. Adjustment lecturer French and Portuguese City University of New York, 1975-1977.

Sloss visiting professor department Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford (California) University, 1989. Visiting scholar Institute for Advanced Study, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1989-1990.


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    • Author: Myth and Ideology in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction, 1983, The Orwell Mystique: A Study in Male Ideology, 1984, Brazilian Women Speak: Contemporary Life Stories, 1988 (with Noretta Koertge) Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women's Studies. Editor: Mulatto, 1990, Professing Feminisn Education and introduction Women's Studies, By the Rivers of Babylon and Other Stories, 1989, Looking Backward, 1988-1888: Essays on Edward Bellamy, 1988. Co-editor: Women's Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History, 1991, Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals: British Women Writers, 1889-1939, 1993.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Married Gerald Strauss, April 2, 1980.

Gerald Strauss