THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Susan M. Reverby, PhD
“I don’t think there’s anything about my life that wasn’t shaped by the women’s movement.”
Author, Editor and Historian of American health care, women, race, and public health with a focus on equality and ethics. Marion Butler McLean Professor Emerita in the History of Ideas; Professor Emerita of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College and Wellesley’s first faculty hire in Women’s Studies in 1982. Served on the board of directors of the ACLU of Massachusetts for more than a decade. President of the board of the Wellfleet Seasonal Residents Association on Cape Cod, an organization Susan helped to start.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, October 2021
Photo. Susan Reverby, 1987
More About Susan:
- Susan Reverby’s biography, Wellesley College
- Select lectures and interviews
- “Co-Conspirator of Justice: The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman,” with author Susan Reverby, East Side Freedom Library, March, 2021
- “Socialist Perspectives on Public Health,” featuring a presentation by Susan Reverby on the Revolutionary Life of Alan Berkman, April, 2019
- “Health, Humanities, and Ethics: History & Future,” Professor Susan M. Reverby of Wellesley College discusses findings of her research on studies in Tuskegee and Guatemala, 2016
- “The ‘Tuskegee’ Syphilis Study: What More Is There to Know?” by Susan Reverby, PhD, Marion Butler McLean Professor, Wellesley College, November 16, 2010.
- Books by Susan Reverby
- Cited in Barbara Love’s book, Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, page 381