Astrid Henry

Astrid Henry

Astrid Henry is the author of the forthcoming Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements (W.W. Norton, 2014), a book co-written with historians Dorothy Sue Cobble and Linda Gordon.  Feminism Unfinished provides an expanded historical narrative to tell the dynamic story of U.S. feminism from the 1920s to the present day.


Astrid Henry is the Louise R. Noun Professor of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at Grinnel College.  She is currently working on a book-length study of feminist subjectivity and historiography in memoirs by U.S. feminists since the 1970s. Her other scholarly projects include articles that address the televisual representation of feminism’s history on CBS’s Cold Caseand AMC’s Mad Men.


Professor Henry received her Ph.D. from the interdisciplinary Modern Studies Concentration of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's English Department. She received an M.A. from the New School for Social Research and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. From 2006-2012, Henry served on the Governing Council of the National Women’s Studies Association, holding the position of Secretary of the Association from 2009-2012.

Recent Book
Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements