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101 E. Seminary St.
Greencastle, IN, 46135-0037
Professor of English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Political economy of women, Women's political inequality, Women and money, Women in the ancient world, Feminism, Simone de Beauvoir, Women and philosophy, Higher education issues related to gender and inequality, Interdisciplinary education
Meryl Altman is working to complete a book on Simone de Beauvoir, the French writer and philosopher who laid the foundation for the modern feminist movement. She has previously written journal articles about Beauvoir. Altman teaches a course titled "The Political Economy of Women," which covers the nitty-gritty of life for women, political inequality, and women and money. Altman also does work on women in the ancient world, especially Greece.