Dr. Frader’s research focuses on the historical and cultural foundations of social inequality, particularly gender inequality in modern Europe. She is currently working on the history of gender equality policies of the European Community since the Treaty of Rome (1957) and their impacts on member states. Her publications include Gender and Class in Modern Europe (co-edited with Sonya O. Rose, Cornell University Press, 1996), Race in France: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Politics of Difference (co-edited with Herrick Chapman, Berghahn, 2004); and Breadwinners and Citizens: Gender in the Making of the French Social Model (Duke University Press, 2008) as well as many articles in English and French-language books and journals.
Frader has held appointments as a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Center in Bellagio, Italy; as holder of the first Gender Equality Chair at the Université de Sorbonne Paris Cité (USCP); and as an affiliated researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies (Institut des Etudes avancées) in Paris. She is a faculty associate at the Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, where she is co-chair of the Contemporary Europe Study Group. At Northeastern she teaches undergraduate courses on Imperialism and Colonialism; Empires, Wars and Revolutions; Gender and Society in Modern Europe; and Nations, Nationalism and Globalization. Her graduate courses include Historical Methodology; Gender, Colonialism, and Post-Colonialism; and Gender and Society in the Modern World.
Breadwinners and Citizens: Gender in the Making of the French Social Model. Duke University Press, 2008.
The Industrial Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Race in France: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Politics of Difference (co-editor with Herrick Chapman). New York: Berghahn, 2004.
Gender and Class in Modern Europe (co-editor with Sonya O. Rose) and contributor. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996.
Refereed Articles and Chapters:
“International Institutions and Domestic Reform: Equal Pay and British Membership in the European Economic Community” Twentieth Century British History 29 (2018) digital version published Autumn 2017: https://academic.oup.com/tcbh/article/doi/10.1093/tcbh/hwx045/4092860/International-Institutions-and-Domestic-Reform?guestAccessKey=7769e6ae-eb54-4ffd-ba5c-7fbcee6bb191
“French History: Old Paradigms, Current Tendencies, New Directions,” French Politics, Culture, and Society 32:2 (Summer 2014): 21-33.
“Egalité des sexes/égalité de rémunération: le rôle de la France dans le Traité de Rome,” Anne-Laure Briatte, Eliane Gubin, and Françoise Thébaud, Europe, une Chance Pour les Femmes? Le Genre de la Construction européene, Paris: Editions de la Sorbonne, 2019.
“Gender, Ethnoracial Difference, and the ‘Languages of Labor’ in 20th Century France,” in Jörn Leonhard and Willibald Steinmetz, eds., Semantiken von Arbeit : Diachroner und vergleighende Perspektiven. Köln, Weimar, Wein : Böhlau, 2016.
« L’évolution de la question du travail dans le gender studies, » [‘The Evolution of the Question of Work in Gender Studies,’] in Margaret Maruani, ed. Travail et Genre dans le Monde: l’Etat des Savoirs. Paris : Editions de la Découverte, 2013.
- Executive Board, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
- Member, Editorial Board, French Politics, Culture, and Society
- Member, Editorial Board, Signs: Journal of Women, Culture, and Society
- Founding Member, Governing Board, Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies
- Faculty Associate, Center for European Studies, Harvard University