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historian

Kathleen Eddy Sheldon, American historian. Recipient Catherine Prelinger Prize, Coordinating Council for Women in History, 1999. Commissioner Commission on the Status of Women, Santa Monica, California, 1992—2002; Member of Lusophone African Studies Organization (founding chair since 1999, editor h-luso-africa listserve since 2002), African Studies Association (women's caucus treasurer 1997—2003, board directors 2004-2007).

Background

Sheldon, Kathleen Eddy was born on June 9, 1952 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Austin Mather and Sylvia Desmond Sheldon.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Californa, Los Angeles, 1977—1988. Master of Arts, African Area Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 1975—1977. Bachelor, History, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1970—1974.

Career

Visiting research scholar University of California at Los Angeles Center for the Study of Women, since 1988.

Works

Membership

Commissioner Commission on the Status of Women, Santa Monica, California, 1992—2002. Member of Lusophone African Studies Organization (founding chair since 1999, editor h-luso-africa listserve since 2002), African Studies Association (women's caucus treasurer 1997—2003, board directors 2004-2007).

Connections

Married Stephen Tarzynski, December 28, 1974. Children: Mercie DiGangi, Benjamin Sheldon-Tarzynski.

father:
Austin Mather

mother:
Sylvia Desmond Sheldon

spouse:
Stephen Tarzynski

children:
Mercie DiGangi Sheldon

Benjamin Sheldon-Tarzynski Sheldon