Meghan Healy-Clancy

Meghan Healy-Clancy is a social historian of modern southern Africa, focusing on gender, public culture, and politics in South Africa. She is Assistant Professor of History and African Studies Program Coordinator at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She is also a Non-Resident Fellow of the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, where she earned her Ph.D. in African Studies in 2011 and her MA in History in 2007. She also holds a BA in History from the University of Chicago. She is the author of A World of Their Own: A History of South African Women's Education (University of Virginia Press, 2014), which was published in South Africa with the University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. With anthropologist Jason Hickel, she also edited Ekhaya: The Politics of Home in KwaZulu-Natal (University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2014). Her current research on women in the anti-apartheid movement has been recognized with the Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship from Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.​​​​​​​