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Sara Kimble

  • Associate Professor
  • 312-362-6724
Sara L. Kimble obtained her BA with honors at the University of California, Santa Cruz and her MA and PhD in modern European history at the University of Iowa. She researches the history of women and law with an emphasis on the legal profession in France, international networks, and political engagement. She has also studied methods for teaching Holocaust history at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Illinois Holocaust Educational Foundation. She is devoted to working collaboratively with students on their individual educational paths through the study of history, social justice, and the liberal arts. 

Department of Histor y (DePaul University)
Newberry Library (Scholar-in-Residence, 2010-2013)
Department of Wo men's and Gender Studies (DePaul University)

Areas of Research and Teaching Interest
Modern European history especially France
Women's and gender history
Legal history & history of the legal professions
Liberal arts education

Major Publications
Sara L. Kimble and Marion Röwekamp eds., New Perspectives on European Women's Legal History (New York: Routledge, Routledge Research in Gender and History, 2016)
Sara L. Kimble, "Feminist Lawyers and Political Change in Modern France, 1900-1940" in Eva Schandevyl ed., Women in Law and Lawmaking in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe, 45-73. (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014).
Sara L. Kimble, "Popular Legal Journalism in the Writings of Maria Vrone", Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, vol. 39, 2011 (University of Michigan, forthcoming)
Sara L. Kimble, No Right to Judge: Feminism and the Judiciary in Third Republic France, French Historical Studies, vol. 31:4 (Winter 2008): 609-641.
Sara L. Kimble, Emancipation through Secularization: French Feminist Views of Muslim Women's Condition in Interwar Algeria, French Colonial History, vol. 7 (2006): 109-128.
Sara L. Kimble, For the Family, France, and Humanity: Authority and Maternity in the Tribunaux pour enfants, Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, Selected Papers of the 2003 Annual Meeting, vol. 31 (2003): 212-229.
Kimble, Sara L. “Transatlantic Networks for Legal Feminism, 1888-1912,” Forging Bonds across Borders. Transatlantic Collaborations for Women’s Rights and Social Justice in the Long Nineteenth Century, special issue of German Historical Institute Bulletin Supplement, edited by Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson and Anja Schüler, vol. 13 (2017), 55-73. 
Kimble, Sara L. and Marion Röwekamp, “Exclusion and Inclusion in the Legal Professions: Negotiating Gender in Central Europe, 1887-1945,” Acta Poloniae Historica [Warsaw]; volume 117, special volume on “Gender and Science in East-Central Europe” (forthcoming, 2018), pages TBA.
Kimble, Sara L. “Politics, Money, and Distrust: French-American Alliances in the International Campaign for Women’s Equal Rights, 1925–1930.” In Nimisha Barton and Richard Hopkins ed., Practiced Citizenship: Women, Gender and the State in Modern France (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (forthcoming 2018-2019), 219-260.

Encyclopedia Articles
Entries in World History Encyclopedia vol. 14 on New Professional Opportunities for Women:  Nursing, Teaching, Clerical, and Feminist Movements in Europe. (ABC-CLIO, 2011).
Entry on France in An Encyclopedia of Infanticide, Brigitte Bechtold and Donna Cooper Graves, ed. (Edwin Mellen Press, 2010).

Book Reviews
Review of Rachel G. Fuchs, Contested Paternity: Constructing Families in Modern France in Gender and History (forthcoming).
Review of Elisa Camiscoli, Reproducing the French Race. Immigration, Intimacy and Embodiment in the Early Twentieth Century in Gender and History vol. 23:1 (August 2011): 468470.
Review of Harriet Pass Freidenreich, Female, Jewish, and Educated: The Lives of Central European University Women in Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, vol. 4:2 (2007).
Review of Sylvia Paletschek and Bianka Pietrow-Ennker eds., Women's Emancipation Movements in the Nineteenth Century: A European Perspective in H-France Review, vol. 5:31 (March 2005): 128-131.

Academic Works in Progress
Sara L. Kimble, Women, Feminism, and the Law in Modern France: Justice Redressed (New York: Routledge, Routledge Research in Gender and History, forthcoming). [ISBN: 978-0-415-74908-4 HB]

Professional Affiliations
American Historical Association
Coordinating Council for Women in History
French Historical Society