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Patricia Mann is an American educator. She is an assistant professor at Hofstra University.


Mann was born on March 10, 1952 in Dearborn, Michigan, United States; the daughter of Robert E. and Phyllis M. (Smith) Mann.


Mann graduated from Bates College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973. She received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Yale University in 1982.


Mann began her career as an adjunct associate professor at City College of New York and held the position from 1982 to 1991. A year later, she held the same position at City University of New York Graduate Center.

In 1993 she was appointed as an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University in New York City.

Since 1993, Mann has been an assistant professor at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.


Patricia S. Mann explains our current period as a time of social transformation resulting from an "unmooring" of women, men, and children from the nuclear family, gender relations having replaced economic relations as the primary site of social tension and change in our lives. The feminist movement has evolved, according to Mann, into a popularly based postfeminist struggle to reconstruct relationships between women and men within everyday contexts of work, family, education, and politics.


Patricia Mann is a member of American Philosophical Association, Society of Philosophy & Public Affairs (executive board since 1988), Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    swimming, running


Robert E. Mann

Phyllis M. (Smith) Mann