Mary Jo Maynes


Mary Jo Maynes is a Professor of History, with interests in Modern Europe, comparative, and world history. Her research and teaching explores the social and cultural history of the family, gender and generational relations, class dynamics, and personal narratives and it crosses a range of disciplinary approaches beyond history, including the literary and the sociological. Her books include The Family: A World History (Oxford, 2012); Telling Stories: The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History (Cornell, 2008); and Secret Gardens, Satanic Mills: Placing Girls in European History (Indiana, 2004). Her current projects include a history of girlhood in the Age of Revolutions. She received the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education.