Director of the Davida T. Deutsch Program in Women’s History

asopcakjoseph@librarycompany.org

Amy Sopcak-Joseph is the Director of the Davida T. Deutsch Program in Women’s History and Assistant Professor of History at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She is a historian of early American social, cultural, and economic history with interests in women’s and gender history as well as the history of the book. Her book manuscript, “Fashioning American Women: Godey’s Lady’s Book, Female Consumers, and Nineteenth-Century Periodical Publishing,” traces changes in content, material text, product identity, and business practices of monthly magazine Godey’s Lady’s Book. Part of that research, “Reconstructing and Gendering the Distribution Networks of Godey’s Lady’s Book in the Nineteenth Century” was published in Book History. She has worked with the Deutsch Program in Women’s History a number of times in the past as a lecturer and exhibit collaborator.

She holds a BA in English and History from Dickinson College, and a MA and PhD in History from the University of Connecticut. She also spent five years as the Education Coordinator at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA.