Joan Acker

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Joan R. Acker (born March 18, 1924)[citation needed] is an American feminist sociologist, researcher, writer and educator. Acker received her bachelors from Hunter College, her master's from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. In 1973, Acker founded the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon. She successfully helped to raise pay wages for low-wage jobs in Oregon, while serving on a state task force from 1981-1983.[1]

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Works by Joan Acker


  1. ^ Barbara J. Love (2006). Feminists who changed America, 1963-1975. University of Illinois Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-252-03189-2. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 

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