Lisa Tetrault

Lisa Tetrault is a writer and historian. She is an Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in the history of U.S. women and gender. A scholar of the nineteenth century, she focuses on social movements (particularly feminism), American democracy, and the politics of memory. She is the author of The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848 - 1898, which uncovers the politics behind the manufacture of an origins myth for feminism. Tetrault lectures on the women’s suffrage movement and is active as a public historian. She delivered the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Votes for Women Exhibit keynote address and serves as an historical consultant for the National Constitution Center’s Nineteenth Amendment Exhibit.


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