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  1. J.F. O'Barr with Eugenia DeLamotte and Natania Meeker, Women Imagine Change: A Global Anthology of Women's Resistence from 600 BCE to Present (1997), New York: Routledge .
  2. J.F. O'Barr, with Nancy Hewitt and Nanvy Rosebaugh, eds., Talking Gender: Public Images, Personal Journeys, and Political Critiques (1996), Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina .
  3. J.F. O'Barr, Feminism in Action: Building Institutions and Community Through Women's Studies (1994), Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina .
  4. J.F. O'Barr with Robert H. Yates and Valentin Y. Mudimbe, eds., Africa and the Disciplines: Contributions of the Study of Africa to the Humanities and Social Sciences (1993), Chicago: University of Chicago .
  5. J.F. O'Barr and Mary Wyer, eds., Engaging Feminism: Students Speak Up and Speak Out (1992), Charlottesville, Va: University of Virginia .
  6. J.F. O'Barr with Deborah Pope and Mary Wyer, eds., Ties That Bind: Essays on Mothering and Patriarchy (1990), Chicago: University of Chicago .
  7. J.F. O'Barr with Micheline Malson, Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi, and Mary Wyer, eds., Black Women in America: Social Science Perspectives (January, 1989), Chicago: University of Chicago Press (collection of social science articles from SIGNS, reprinted 1991.) .
  8. J.F. O'Barr with Judith Bennett, Elizabeth Clark, Anne Vilen, and Sarah Westphal-Wihl, eds., Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages (1989), Chicago: University of Chicago .
  9. J.F. O'Barr with Micheline Malson, Sarah Westphal-Wihl, and Mary Wyer, Feminist Theory in Practice and Process (1989), Chicago: University of Chicago .
  10. J.F. O'Barr, ed., Women and A New Academy: Gender and Cultural Contexts (1989), Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin .
  11. J.F. O'Barr with Elizabeth Minnich and Rachel Rosenfeld, eds., Reconstructing the Academy: Women's Education and Women's Studies (1988), Chicago: University of Chicago .
  12. J.F. O'Barr and Sandra Harding, eds., Sex and Scientific Inquiry (1987), Chicago: University of Chicago .
  13. J.F. O'Barr and Muthoni Likimani, eds., Passbook Number #F.47927: Women and the Mau Mau in Kenya (1985), London: Macmillan and New York: Praeger .
  14. J.F. O'Barr, ed., Perspectives on Power: Women in Africa, Asia, and Latin America (1982), Durham: Duke University International Studies Program .
  15. J.F. O'Barr, Third World Women: Factors in Their Changing Status (1976), Durham: Duke University Comparative Area Studies Program .
  16. J.F. O'Barr, ed., Language and Politics (1976), The Hague: Mouton .
  17. J.F. O'Barr and Johannes Mlela, Shindano: Swahili Essays and Other Stories (1971), Syracuse: Program of Eastern African Studies .

Book Chapters

  1. J.F. O'Barr, Naming, Sharing, Speaking: Teaching in Midlife, in Wise Women: Reflections of Teachers at Mid-Life, edited by Phyllis Freeman and Jan Scmidt, eds. (February, 2000), pp. 210-231, Routledge .

Papers Published

  1. J.F. O'Barr, The Movement to Establish Women's Studies, in Encyclopedia of Social Movements, vol. 2 (2004), pp. 415-421, New York; Gale .
  2. O'Barr, JF; Shields, S, The Women's Studies PhD: A Report, Nwsa Journal, vol. 15 no. 1 (Spring, 2003), pp. 118-131 .
  3. J.F. O'Barr, Women's Studies, in Encyclopedia of Higher Education, second edition (2003), pp. 2688-2691, New York: Macmillan .
  4. O'Barr, JF, Women's Studies Is Alive and Well, National Council of Jewish Women Journal, vol. 24 no. 1 (Spring, 2001), pp. 22-24 .
  5. O'Barr, JF, My Master List for the Millenium: Commissioned essay, Signs: Journal of Women in Society and Culture (Special Issue), vol. 25 no. 4 (Summer, 2000), pp. 1205-1208 (Reprinted in Judith Howard and Carolyn Allen, eds. Feminisms at a Millenium (Chicago: University of Chicago) 2001, 202-204..) .
  6. J.F. O'Barr, Legitimacy Maintenance: The Politics of Women's Studies, in Feminist Critical Policy Analysis: A Perspective from Post-Secondary Education, Volume 2, edited by Catherine Marshall (1997), London: Falmer Press .
  7. J.F. O'Barr and Kathryn Firmin-Sellers, African Women in Politics, in African Women South of the Sahara, all new chapter, revised edition, edited by Jean Hay and Sharon Stichter (January, 1995), London: Longmans .
  8. J.F. O'Barr, Women's Studies Programs, in The Oxford Companion of Women's Writings in the United States (1995), New York: Oxford University Press .
  9. J.F. O'Barr, Exclusions and the Process of Empowerment: The Case for Feminist Scholarship, in Challenging Times: The Women's Movement in Canada and the United States, edited by David Glarety and Constance Backhouse (1992), Montreal: McGill Queen's University Press .
  10. J.F. O'Barr, Foreword, in Directory of Women's Studies Programs and Library Resources, edited by Beth Stafford (1990), Phoenix: The Oryx Press .
  11. Bartlett, K; O'Barr, J, The Chilly Climate on College Campuses: An Expansion of the "Hate Speech" Debate, Duke Law Journal, vol. 1990 no. 3 (1990), pp. 574 .
  12. O'Barr, JF, Women's Studies and the Perkins Library System: A Working Partnership, Duke University Libraries, vol. 3 no. 1 (Fall, 1989), pp. 2-6 .
  13. J.F. O'Barr, Re entry Women in Academy: The Contributions of a Feminist Perspective, in Educating the Majority: How Women are Changing Higher Education, edited by Carol Pearson, Donna Shavlik and Judy Touchton (1989), New York: Macmillan .
  14. J.F. O'Barr, Evaluating Courses for Inclusion of New Scholarship on Women, in Project on the Status and Education of Women, edited by American Association of Colleges (1988), American Association of Colleges .
  15. O'Barr, JF, Feminist Issues in the Fiction of Kenya's Women authors, African Literature Today, vol. 15 (January, 1987), pp. 55-70 .
  16. O'Barr, JF, Reflections on Forum '85 in Kenya: Voices from the International Women's Studies Community, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 11 no. 3 (Spring, 1986), pp. 589-609 .
  17. J.F. O'Barr, Power in Gender Relationships: The Case of Kenyan Novels by Women Authors, in Language and Power, edited by Cheris Kramarae, William O'Barr, Muriel Schultz (1984), Beverly Hills, CA: Sage .
  18. J.F. O'Barr, African Women in Politics, in African Women South of the Sahara, first edition, edited by Jean Hays and Sharon Stichter (1984), London: Longmans .
  19. J.F. O'Barr, Women and the University, in University of Michigan Center for Continuing Education for Women Conference Report (1984), University of Michigan .
  20. O'Barr, JF, The New Scholarship on Women: Stirring In or Stirring Up?, Duke University Letters (November, 1983) .
  21. O'Barr, JF; Tessler, M, Participant Citizenship in Tunisia: Considering Gender, Journal of Arab Affairs, vol. 2 no. 1 (January, 1982), pp. 47-84 (Reprinted in Tawfic Farah, ed., Political Behavior in the Arab States (Boulder: Westview Press) 1983.) .
  22. J.F. O'Barr, Continuing Education and Older Adults, in National Institute on Aging's National Research Planning Panel (1981) (Reprinted in Joseph Teaff, Leisure Services with the Elderly, St. Louis: C. V. Mosley Co.) .
  23. O'Barr, JF, Funding Adult Counseling Programs, The Forum for Continuing Education (Summer, 1980) .
  24. O'Barr, JF, Women in Higher Education: Agenda for the '80s, Comment, vol. 1980 (June, 1980) .
  25. O'Barr, JF, Dual Careers at Duke: Conference Programming on a Popular but-Little Understood Topic, The Forum for Continuing Education (Spring, 1980) .
  26. O'Barr, JF, Continuing Education and the Older Learner: A Program Development Model Based on Duke University's Institute for Learning in Retirement, Advances in Research no. 3 (1979), pp. 1-12, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development .
  27. O'Barr, JF, Dual Careers for Faculty and Family: Can Both Prosper?, American Association of Higher Education Bulletin, vol. 32 (1979) (Reprinted in Anthropology Newsletter, AAA, 2l, pp. 16, 12 13.) .
  28. O'Barr, JF, Peer Teaching, Generations: Journal of the Western Gerontological Society no. 3 (1978), pp. 10-11 .
  29. J.F. O'Barr, "Tanzania" and "Uganda", in Encyclopedia Americana Yearbook (1977), New York: Grolier .
  30. O'Barr, JF, Support for the Adult Student, Adult Leadership, vol. 25 (1976) .
  31. O'Barr, JF, Pare Women: A Case of Political Involvement, Rural Africana, vol. 29 (1976), pp. 121-134 .
  32. O'barr, JF, Making the invisible visible: African women in politics and policy, African Studies Review, vol. 18 no. 3 (January, 1975), pp. 19-27, JSTOR [doi] .
  33. J.F. O'Barr, The Study of Political Participation in Rural Africa, in Survey Research in Africa, edited by Mark Tessler, David Spain, and William O'Barr (1973), Evanston, IL: Northwestern University .
  34. O'Barr, JF, The Role of the Ten-House Cell Leader in Tanzania, Geneva Africa, vol. 10 (1972), pp. 1-16 .
  35. O'Barr, JF, Cell Leaders in Tanzania: Implications of a New Level in Political Administration, African Studies Review, vol. 15 (1972), pp. 437-466 .
  36. O'Barr, JF, Report on Changes in Tanzanian Rural Society and Their Relevance for Development Planning, Rural Africana, vol. 13 (1971), pp. 43-49 .

Book Reviews

  1. J.F. O'Barr, Catching a Wave, Among Friends, vol. 7 no. 1 (Fall 2006), pp. p. 2, Duke University Libraries .
  2. J.F. O'Barr, Doing Women's Studies, SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 32 no. 1 (Autumn 2006), pp. 285-288 .
  3. J.F. O'Barr, Women's Studies for the Future and Doing Women's Studies, SIGNS, vol. forthcoming (2005) .
  4. J.F. O'Barr, Sarah Dunant, The Birth of Venus, Among Friends, vol. 4, 2 (Spring 2004) .
  5. J.F. O'Barr, Elizabeth Berg, The Art of Mending, Among Friends, vol. 52 (Spring 2005) .
  6. J.F. O'Barr, Erik Larsen, The Devil and the White City, Among Friends, vol. vol. 5, no. 1 (Fall, 2004) .
  7. J.F. O'Barr, Sarah Durant, The Birth of Venus, Among Friends, vol. 4 no. 2 (Spring, 2004), pp. 2 .
  8. J.F. O'Barr, Jane Hamilton, Disobedience, Among Friends, vol. 4 no. 1 (Winter, 2004) .
  9. J.F. O'Barr, Carol Shields,The Stone Diaries and Unless: A Novel, Among Friends, vol. 3 no. 2 (Spring 2003), pp. 2 .
  10. J.F. O'Barr, Brenda Denzler, The Lure of the Edge: Scientific Passions, Religious Beliefs, and the Pursuit of UFOs, Among Friends, vol. 2 no. 2 (2002) .
  11. J.F. O'Barr, 2001 Blanche Cooke, Eleanor, Volumes I and II, and Allida M Black, Courage in a Dangerous World, National Women’s Studies Journal, vol. 13 no. 3 (2001), pp. 199-203 .
  12. J.F. O'Barr, Ruth Rosen, The World Split Open, Among Friends, vol. 9 no. 1 (2001) .
  13. J.F. O'Barr, Barbara Risman, Gender Vertigo: American Families inTransition, Men and Masculinities, vol. 2 no. 3 (2000), pp. 353-354 .
  14. J.F. O'Barr, 1999 Katharine H.S. Moon, Sex Among the Allies: Military Prostitution in U.S./North Korean Relations, American Political Science Review, vol. 93 no. 2 (1999), pp. 493 .
  15. J.F. O'Barr, Timothy Quinnan, Adult Students "At-Risk": Cultural Bias in Higher Education, Contemporary Gerontology, vol. 5 no. 1 (1998), pp. 1-3 .
  16. J.F. O'Barr, Frances Maher and Mary Kay Tetreault: The Feminist Classroom; Linda Garber: Tilting the Tower; Jane Martin: Changing the Educational Landscape, SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 21 no. 3 (1996), pp. 253-257 .
  17. J.F. O'Barr, Elizabeth Spelman: Inessential Woman: Problems of Exclusion in Feminist Thought, The American Book Review, vol. 12 no. 2 (May/June) .
  18. J.F. O'Barr, Cyril Houle: Continuing Learning in the Professions, Journal of Higher Education, vol. 53 no. 5 (September October), pp. 609-609 .
  19. J.F. O'Barr, Leopold Kohr: Development Without Aid: The Translucent Society, Journal of Politics (February, 1981) .
  20. J.F. O'Barr, Valene L. Smith (ed.): Hosts and Guests: The Anthropology of Tourism, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, vol. 22 no. 3-4 (1981), pp. 273-274 .
  21. J.F. O'Barr, Martin King Whyte: The Status of Women in Pre industrial Societies, International Journal of Comparative Society, vol. 21 no. 3-4 (1980), pp. 305-307 .
  22. J.F. O'Barr, Karen Sacks: Sisters and Wives and Ilsa Schuster: New Women of Lusaka, 1980 Review of Books: African Studies Review, vol. 6 (1980), pp. 134-137 .
  23. J.F. O'Barr, Christopher Mojekwu et al.: African Society, Culture and Politics, African Studies Review, vol. 23 (1980), pp. 210-211 .
  24. J.F. O'Barr, Swedish Development Authority: Women in Developing Countries, African Economic History no. 3 (1977), pp. 87-89 .
  25. J.F. O'Barr, New Films on Women in Developing Countries, DEA News, Newsletter of APSA, vol. 7 (1975), pp. 8-9 .
  26. J.F. O'Barr, Clyde Ingle: From Village to State in Tanzania, American Political Science Review, vol. 69 (1975), pp. 1069-1070 .


  1. J.F. O'Barr, editor, Proceedings of the "Locating Feminism" Lecture Series (1998), Durham, NC: Women's Studies, Duke University .
  2. J.F. O'Barr, coeditor, Duke University Libraries (Fall, 1989) (special issue on Feminist Scholarship.) .
  3. J.F. O'Barr, editor, The Changing Patterns of Our Lives: Women's Education and Women's Studies (1989), Durham, NC: Women's Studies at Duke University (83 page proceedings of a Sesquicentennial Symposium at Duke University, March 3-5, 1989.) .
  4. J.F. O'Barr, SIGNS: A Ten Year Subject Index, SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (1986) (104 pp.) .
  5. J.F. O'Barr, Women in Developing Societies, in Political Economy of Development: Political Science Reading Lists and Course Outlines, edited by Allan Kornberg (1981), Durham: Eno River Press .
  6. J.F. O'Barr, Conflict of Interest: A Growing Challenge for Working Couples (1980), Durham: Duke University Office of Continuing Education .
  7. J.F. O'Barr, Continuing Education at Duke: Ten Years of Experience (1979), Durham: Duke University Office of Continuing Education .
  8. J.F. O'Barr, Careers for Humanists (1978), Durham: Duke University Office of Continuing Education .
  9. J.F. O'Barr, Second Careers for Women (1975), Durham: Duke University Office of Continuing Education .
  10. J.F. O'Barr, Abstracts of U.S. and Canadian journal articles dealing with Africa, African Abstracts (1966 to 1971) .
  11. J.F. O'Barr, Computer Keyword Indexing: Applications to Current Anthropology, Current Anthropology, vol. 7 (1966), pp. 632-664 .