Berenice A. Carroll ’60 PhD

Berenice A. Carroll ’60 PhD, of West Lafayette, Ind.; May 10. She was a scholar and activist who worked for world peace and women’s rights. She had been a professor in the Center for Women’s Studies at the Univ. of Cincinnati, an associate professor of political science at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, director of Women’s Studies and visiting associate professor at the Univ. of Maryland, and visiting associate professor in the Department of Government at the Univ. of Texas at Austin. She published several books, including Design for Total War: Arms and Economics in the Third Reich; Liberating Women’s History: Theoretical and Critical Essays; Women’s Political & Social Thought: An Anthology; and In a Great Company of Women, a collection of essays on women throughout the world who engaged in nonviolent direct action. In addition, she edited Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research. In 2007 she coedited and republished Jane Addams’s classic essay Newer Ideals of Peace, originally published in 1907, writing an introduction that captured the connections between Addams’s theoretical and practical work for peace and justice. She played a leading role in building a women’s caucus in both the American Political Science Assoc. and the American Historical Assoc. She went on to become president of the National Women’s Studies Assoc. She was instrumental in the building of the International Peace Research Assoc. and the consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development (COPRED). She chaired COPRED in the 1980s. Throughout her career she demonstrated ways to link theory and practice, which was exhibited in a 2007 celebration of her work titled Pen and Protest. She played a significant role in establishing a women’s residential crisis center in Urbana, Ill., in the 1970s and as a member of the Grassroots Group of Second-Class Citizens, she protested the Illinois state legislature’s refusal to endorse the Equal Rights Amendment.  From her early activism against the spread of nuclear weapons as a SANE (National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy) activist, to protest against wars in Vietnam, Central America, Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere, she was always on the front lines in support of peace and justice.  Additionally, she held memberships in several societies and was the recipient of numerous awards over the course of her career.

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