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Jenny Coleman is a Senior Lecturer, Director Academic Programmes for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and former head of the Women’s Studies programme from 2000-2011 at Massey University, New Zealand. She is currently serving at College level on the Academic Programmes Committee, College Academic Board and the College Executive Group, and at University level on Academic Committee, Academic Board, Curriculum Management Project Board and the Academic Design Authority Project Team.
Jenny's research interests are in the history of feminist thought, media representations of feminists and feminism, feminist historical biography and life writing. She was coordinating editor of the Women’s Studies Journal from 2004-2009. She has published two full length biographies, Mad or Bad? The Life and Exploits of Amy Bock (1859-1943) (Otago UP 2010) and Polly Plum, A firm and earnest woman's advocate: Mary Ann Colclough 1836-1885 (Otago UP, 2017) and is currently editing and introducing a reprinted edition of one of New Zealand's earliest published novels by a female author Alone in the World: A Tale of New Zealand as part of the Colonial New Zealand Texts series (forthcoming, 2017). Jenny has published articles on a range of areas in women's history including nineteenth-century philanthropy and social reform, the development of class sensibilities, the history of women writers, and female emigration. Her research has been published in a range of journals including: a:b Auto/Biography Studies, Australasian Victorian Studies Journal, Communication Journal of New Zealand, Feminist Review, Gender, Place, and Culture, History Now, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Life Writing (forthcoming, 2017), Media History, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Turnbull Library Record, Women's Studies International Forum and Women's Studies Journal. Her current research is toward a book Maiden Speeches on the history of women and parliamentary representation in New Zealand.
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Field of research codes
Gender Specific Studies (169901):
Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000): New Zealand History (210311):
Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Studies In Human Society (160000)