THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“The need for paid time off is a primary burden on women. But if we win it, it’s good for everyone.”
Sociologist, educator, artist, activist and author. Co-founder of New York Radical Women, 1967. Graduated from Wellesley in 1960 and the University of Madrid in 1961. She earned her Ph.D. from Tulane in 1974.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, November 2021
Photo 1. Peggy Dobbins and the Miss America puppet in Atlantic City, September 7, 1968, photo by Bev Grant. Photo 2. With Bev Grant at Opening of Bev’s exhibit of her photographs at Osmos Gallery, 2018.
More About Peggy:
- Peggy Dobbins website
- Peggy Powell Dobbins papers, 1977-1993, Emory University, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library
- “Ideological Tropes of Feminisms versus Capital in the 1960s: New York Radical Women and the Movements of Ideology,” The New School, February 22, 2020. Panelists: Peggy Dobbins, academic, activist and artist, New York Radical Women, W.I.T.C.H.; Bev Grant, photographer, labor and social activist, New York Radical Women, W.I.T.C.H; Kathie Sarachild, writer and editor, New York Radical Women, Redstockings; iLiana Fokianaki, moderator and curator of Forms of Freedom
- Select publications by Peggy Powell Dobbins
- Cited in Barbara Love’s book, Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, page 120