Meghan Healy-Clancy is a social historian, focusing on gender, public culture, and politics in South Africa. She is Associate 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 holds a BA in History from the University of Chicago (2005).
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). She has since published several articles on women's anti-racist politics in 20th century South Africa; work from this line of research has been recognized with the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship from Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. She is currently working on a new book about the history of the Federation of South African Women, the pathbreaking anti-apartheid organization founded in 1954.