Author, Senior Scholar, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford
The American Resting Place: Four Hundred Years of History through our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds
Marilyn Yalom is a feminist literary scholar and cultural historian, who was for many years a professor of French before coming to the Stanford Center for Research on Women (now the Clayman Institute) in 1976. She studies the history of women as partners in marriage and has produced popular scholarly studies of such topics as a history of the female breast and a study of the role women played in the French Revolution and its aftermath. She was educated at Wellesley College, the Sorbonne, Harvard and Johns Hopkins. Her books, translated into many languages, include Maternity, Mortality, and the Literature of Madness (1985), Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women’s Memory (1993), A History of the Breast (1997), A History of the Wife (2001), Birth of the Chess Queen (2004) and The American Resting Place (2008).