Columnist and author Gail Collins to discuss American women’s history in talk at Rowan

Columnist and author Gail Collins to discuss American women’s history in talk at Rowan


New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins will discuss American women’s history in an appearance at Rowan University on Thursday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.

The talk by Collins, which is free and open to the public, is part of Rowan’s year-long series, “Women Winning the Vote: Commemorating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, 2019-2020.” Her appearance also is part of the President’s Lecture Series, which brings prominent speakers to campus to address a host of issues in areas ranging from the humanities to the arts to science and technology.

A book signing will follow her talk.

Collins joined The New York Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board. Later, she was an op-ed columnist. In 2001, she was appointed editorial page editor—the first woman to hold that post at the paper.

In 2007, she stepped down to finish her book, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to Present. She returned as a columnist in time to cover the 2008 presidential election. Today, she writes a twice-weekly column for the op-ed page.

Collins’s latest book is No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History. Published last October, the book is a lively social history of American women and aging.

Her other books include: America’s Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines; As Texas Goes…: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda; Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity, and American Politics.

Collins started her journalism career in Connecticut, where she founded the Connecticut State News Bureau. She’s a graduate of Marquette University and the University of Massachusetts.

Collins’s appearance at Rowan is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Department of History, the Women’s & Gender Studies Program, and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

For more information, call 856-256-4819.