Professor Morantz-Sanchez began researching and teaching women's history in 1971, during the early stages of its development as a field. She also participated in helping to establish new approaches to the social history of medicine and her scholarship has contributed to the grwoth of each of these fields over the last 30 years. Her emphasis has always been on their interconnection as well as their relevance to mainstream approaches to history. She has also maintained a special interest in history of the family, childhood and adolescence and in cultural history in general. She has taught courses on the graduate and undergraduate level on gender, race, and class and stresses the importance of a multicultural perspective in the teaching and writing of history.
In Her Own Words: Oral Histories of Women Physicians, 1982, 1985.
Sympathy and Science: Women Physicians in American Medicine, 1985, 2000.
Conduct Unbecoming a Woman: Medicine on Trial in Turn of the Century Brooklyn, 1999.
Review Essay: "Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring for Kin, 1850-1940 and "The Woman in the Surgeon's Body," Signs (Sp 2002).
"Two Female Characters in Search of a Theory: Mapping Jewish Identity Through Personal Narrative," in Lawrence Silberstein, ed. Mapping Jewish Identities, 2000.
"Negotiating Power at the Bedside: Nineteenth Century Patients and Their Gynecologists,"Feminist Studies, Summer, 2000.
Book Project: Ghetto Girls and Reforming Men: Love, Marriage, and the American Melting Pot, 1900-1930.
Article: "Boys and Changing Concepts of Masculinity."
Fields of Study
- Women's and gender history, history of the family, sexuality, the body, and medicine, race and ethnicity, Jewish American history