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Gerda Lerner
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Born Gerda Hedwig Kronstein
April 30, 1920
Vienna, Austria
Died January 2, 2013 (aged 92)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Education New School (BA)
Columbia University (MA, PhD)
Spouse(s) Carl Lerner
Gerda Hedwig Lerner (née Kronstein; April 30, 1920 – January 2, 2013) was an Austrian-born American historian and feminist author. In addition to her numerous scholarly publications, she wrote poetry, fiction, theater pieces, screenplays, and an autobiography. She served as president of the Organization of American Historians in 1980–81. In 1980 she was appointed Robinson Edwards Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she taught until retiring in 1991.

Lerner was one of the founders of the academic field of women's history. In 1963, while still an undergraduate at the New School for Social Research, she taught "Great Women in American History", which is considered to be the first regular college course on women's history offered anywhere.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerda_Lerner