Anne Cova

Anne Cova is a Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. She has been a visiting scholar at various American Universities (California-Berkeley, Princeton and Stanford).

She is the author of:

  • Maternité et droits des femmes en France, XIXeXXe siècles (Paris, 1997);
  • Au service de l’Église, de la patrie et de la famille». Femmes catholiques et maternité sous la IIIe République (Paris, 2000)
  • Féminismes et néo-malthusianismes sous la IIIe République: «La liberté de la maternité» (Paris, 2011)

She is editor of Comparative Women’s History: New Approaches (New York, 2006) translated in French, Portuguese and Spanish

She was co-editor:

  • (with Gisela Bock) of Writing Women’s History in Southern Europe, 19th-20th Centuries. Écrire l’histoire des femmes en Europe du Sud, XIXeXXe siècles (Oeiras, 2003)
  • (with Bruno Dumons) of Destins de femmes. Religion, culture et société, France, XIXeXXe siècles (Paris, 2010) and Femmes, genre et catholicisme. Nouvelles recherches, nouveaux objets, France, XIXeXXe siècles (Lyon, 2012)
  • (with Ann Taylor Allen and June Purvis) of a special issue on ‘International Feminisms’, Women’s History Review, vol. 19, nº 4, September 2010.

Recently she has published:

  • ‘Feminisms and Associativism: the national councils of women in France and Portugal, a comparative historical approach, 1888-1939’, Women’s History Review, vol. 22, nº1, February 2013, pp. 19-30
  • ‘The national councils of women in France, Italy and Portugal. Comparisons and entanglements 1888-1939’, in Oliver Janz and Daniel Schönpflug (Eds.), Gender History in a Transnational Perspective: Biographies, Networks, Gender Orders, New York, Berghahn Books, 2014, pp. 46-76
  • ‘Legal Position of Women in Portugal: The Case of the Standing Committee on Legislation of the National Council of Portuguese Women (CNMP), 1914–1947’ n Sara L. Kimble and Marion Rowekamp (Eds), New Perspectives on European Women’s Legal History, Routledge, 2017.

She is currently working on the national councils of women in Southern Europe and Latin America (1900-1945).

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