Meet the Naperville women making history right now! This blog highlights the stories of Naperville women nominated by the community through the HERstory campaign. 

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Oct 16

Meet June Sochen

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 1:49 PM by Denise Cartina

HERstory Nomination June Sochen

Sochen, a professor emeritus of history at Northeastern Illinois University, received her B.A. from the University of Chicago and her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University. Specializing in American women’s and American Jewish history, her books include Herstory vs 1 & 2, Movers and Shakers: American Women Thinkers and Activists, 1900-1970, The New Woman: Feminism in Greenwich Village, 1910–1920, Consecrate Every Day: The Public Lives of Jewish American Women, 1880–1980, and the award-winning Cafeteria America: New Identities in Contemporary Life. Sochen has edited a special edition of American Jewish History on American Jewish women. June Sochen has been listed as a noteworthy history professor by Marquis Who's Who. She is considered a pioneer of the teaching and writing about women in history." 

Nominated by Susan Hickey