President

Professor Eileen Boris is the Hull Professor of Feminist Studies and also Professor of History, Black Studies, and Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is interested in comparative and transnational connections and her first book explored Anglo-American exchange through the very gendered arts and crafts movement. More recently, she has focused on women's labors in the home and other workplaces and on gender, race, work, and the welfare state. Her books include the prize-winning monographs Home to Work: Motherhood and the Politics of Industrial Homework in the United States [Cambridge University Press, 1994] and, with Jennifer Klein, Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (Oxford University Press, 2012). She is now writing on the construction of the woman worker through global labor standards, using the ILO as her archive, and co-editing, with Dorothea Hoehtker and Susan Zimmermann, Women's ILO: Transnational Networks, Working Conditions, and Gender Equality, 1919 to the Present  (Palgrave and ILO Century Project). She has held the Bicentennial Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki and visiting professorships at the University of Melbourne, Tokyo Christian Women's University, and University of Toulouse; sat on the Advisory Board of the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam; served as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Women's History as well as on the executive committees of the Labor and Working Class History Association and the Social Science History Association; been on numerous editorial boards; and was the Co-President of the U.S. affiliate to IFRWH, the CCWH, and the co-chair of the program committee for the 2005 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women.