The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science


Product Details

Feminist Press
Publish Date
6.79 X 0.71 X 9.3 inches | 0.72 pounds
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Julie Des Jardins teaches American history at Baruch College, CUNY, and writes on gender and American women. Previously, she was a lecturer at Harvard University, where she was awarded the Alan Heimert Prize for Seminar Teaching. Des Jardins has a PhD in American history from Brown University and has taught the history of gender, race, and feminism since 2000. She is also the author of Women and the Historical Enterprise in America.


"The story of women in science is an ongoing tale of discrimination and misunderstanding--and of smart females finding ways to use their brains and creativity, despite formidable barriers. Julie Des Jardins has done a wonderful service by assembling their history. Give this book to Lawrence Summers!" --Claudia Dreifus, author of Scientific Conversations: Interviews on Science from the New York Times

"A fascinating book about the lives and struggles of women scientists." --Beverly Whipple, co-author of The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality

"The Madame Curie Complex deconstructs the idea of the quintessential female role models in science." --Barbara Jasny, Deputy Editor for Commentary, Science magazine

"In The Madame Curie Complex, Julie Des Jardins examines the careers of women scientists from Curie to Jane Goodall. Most of them probably won't be familiar to readers, but they should be, not only for their scientific contributions, but for the ways in which their work was marginalized and made more difficult than it had to be." --Bookpage