Conway, Jill Ker

Conway, Jill Ker

▪ American scholar
née  Jill Ker 
born October 9, 1934, Hillston, N.S.W., Australia

      Australian-born American scholar, the first woman president of Smith College, whose research as a historian has focused on the role of feminism in American history.

      Jill Ker grew up in Coorain, a remote grasslands locale where her parents ran a sheep ranch. After Jill's father's unexpected death, her mother moved the family to Sydney. Jill was educated at Abbotsleigh, a private girls' school, and at the University of Sydney, where she took an honours degree in history in 1958. Two years later, after her rejection by the Australian foreign service on the basis of her sex, she emigrated to the United States for graduate work.

      While earning her doctorate at Harvard University (Ph.D., 1969) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she met and married John Conway. The Conways then moved to Toronto. There she taught 19th- and 20th-century American history at the University of Toronto, where she also became one of five vice presidents of the university. In 1975 Conway became the first woman president of Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, a position she held for a decade. Her work on feminism and history has yielded such books as The Female Experience in 18th- and 19th-Century America (1982) and Women Reformers and American Culture (1987). She has also written two autobiographical books, The Road from Coorain (1989) and True North (1994). In 1985 she became a visiting scholar and professor in the Science, Technology, and Society program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

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