Cheris Kramarae
Center for the Study of Women in Society
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1201

My primary research interests have been with gender, language and communication, technology, and education. A selected list of my books and articles on these topics is included in my curriculum vitae, under Books, Report, Chapters in Books, and Articles.

Excerpts from The Third Shift: Women Learning Online (pdf file) look at what women are experiencing in higher education online; the full report is published by the American Association of University Women. Go to

Sample chapters from Women, Information Technology and Scholarship (H. Jeanie Taylor, Cheris Kramarae, and Maureen Ebben, eds.) provide some early inspections of gender online:

The four-volume Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Issues and Knowledge (edited with Dale Spender) includes approximately 1,000 entries from more than 800 authors who examine connections among age, gender, social class, race, and ethnicity. The encyclopedia considers feminist scholarship in arts, literature, culture, communication; ecology, environment; economics, development; education, health, reproduction, sexuality, history and philosophy of feminism; households, families, religion and spirituality, science, technology, violence, peace, and women’s studies. The aim of the editors, topic editors and authors is to develop an accessible, trustworthy encyclopedia that addresses the concerns of women, and the theory and practice of feminism around the world.

Former professor, and director of Women’s Studies, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I have also greatly enjoyed appointments as a visiting teacher (of women’s studies courses) in China, The Netherlands, England, South Africa, and Germany. In 1999-2000 I served as an international dean at the International Women’s University (ifu) in Germany as well as a project director for the courses “The Future of Education” and “The Construction of Gender on the Internet.” In these ifu activities I have had the opportunity to work with participants from all over the world.