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Joanna Scutts

Joanna Scutts is a literary critic, cultural historian, and the author of The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It. As the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society, she helped curate exhibits and events for the museum's new Center for Women's History, which opened in spring 2017. She holds a BA from King’s College, Cambridge, and a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She's currently at work on a book about the women of Heterodoxy, a secret feminist discussion club founded in radical Greenwich Village in 1912.

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