Berkshire Conference 2023

Berkshire Conference of Women, Genders and Sexualities, 2023
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Big Berks! 
28 June - 2 July 2023, Santa Clara University, California

Temple University Press offers a renowned list in the history of social change. Our editors seek proposals for new book projects in a number of areas including the history of women and gender, labor history, African American history, Asian American history, urban history, and historical studies of sexuality.   

If you would like to schedule a time to discuss your book proposal, please contact Acquisitions Editor Shaun Vigil (

View our full list of History and American Studies books • take 30% off using BCW2023 at checkout • offer expires September 1, 2023

Anna May Wong

Performing the Modern

Shirley Jennifer Lim

How Anna May Wong’s work shaped racial modernity and made her one of the most significant actresses of the twentieth century

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones


Are You Two Sisters?

The Journey of a Lesbian Couple

Susan Krieger

Authored by one of the most respected figures in the field of personal ethnographic narrative, this book serves as both a memoir and a sociological study, telling the story of one lesbian couple’s lifelong journey together

326 pages | 6 x 9


Ethical Encounters

Transnational Feminism, Human Rights, and War Cinema in Bangladesh

Elora Halim Chowdhury

Illuminates how visual practices of recollecting violent legacies in Bangladeshi cinema can generate possibilities for gender justice

Read a blog entry by the author

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 33 halftones


Feminist Post-Liberalism

Judith A. Baer

Reconciling liberalism and feminist theory

220 pages | 6 x 9


Gendered Places

The Landscape of Local Gender Norms across the United States

William J. Scarborough

Reveals how distinct cultural environments shape the patterns of gender inequality

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 49 figures


Talk about Sex

How Sex Ed Battles Helped Ignite the Right
20th Anniversary Edition

Janice M. Irvine

A 20th Anniversary edition of the classic book that shows how the American right wing used sex education to build a political movement and regulate sexuality by controlling sexual speech

276 pages | 6 x 9