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Drew Faust Discusses Personal Background

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  • Date Added : 9/8/2006
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Drew Faust

  • Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1946 (Age: 75 years old)
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Biography

Drew Faust became dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on January 1, 2001. She also holds an appointment as the Lincoln Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

Before coming to Radcliffe, Faust was Annenberg Professor of History and director of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Faust is a historian of the Civil War and the American South.

She is the author of five books, including "Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War", for which she won the Francis Parkman Prize in 1997.

Faust is a trustee of Bryn Mawr College, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the National Humanities Center, and she serves on the educational advisory board of the Guggenheim Foundation. She has served as president of the Southern Historical Association, vice president of the American Historical Association, and executive board member of the Organization of American Historians and the Society of American Historians. Faust has also served on numerous editorial boards and selection committees, including the Pulitzer Prize history jury in 1986, 1990, and 2004.

Drew Faust received her bachelor's degree in 1968 from Bryn Mawr and received her master's degree (1971) and doctoral degree (1975) in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania.

I grew up on a farm in Virginia. I grew up at a time when the schools and indeed more ... life more generally was racially segregated by law and by custom. I grew up at a time when men's and women's lives were also very rigidly defined and differently defined in ways that they no longer are today....(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 7 Drew Faust Discusses Personal Background
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Video 2 of 7 Drew Faust States Opportunities Available To Women Today Were Unimaginable During Her Youth
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Video 3 of 7 Drew Faust States Success Can Be As Much About The Journey As The Goal
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Video 4 of 7 Drew Faust States Importance of Handling Success and Disappointment Well
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Video 5 of 7 Drew Faust States Importance of Having Flexible Expectations
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Video 6 of 7 Drew Faust States Adapting To Surprise Is Often A Key Aspect To Success
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Video 7 of 7 Drew Faust States Women Must Bring In Other Women
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