Currently the vice-president of the Modern Language Association, Hirsch taught at Dartmouth for 30 years, most recently as the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities.
IN HER OWN WORDS
"Feminist education today is like a revolution because it brings together separated departments," Hirsch says. "In women's studies classes, there are ways to include the personal and the scholarly aspects of an education."
While teaching at Dartmouth, Hirsch was active at the Women's Resource Center, where she was on the advisory board. She also wrote The Mother/Daughter Plot and co-edited Conflicts in Feminism, both of which are essential texts in women's studies courses around the US.
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