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Bazin, Nancy Topping

Nancy Topping Bazin

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Oral History Session #1
Date:
August 3, 2020
Place:
Branchburg, NJ
Interviewer:
Kathryn Tracy Rizzi
Transcript Production Team:
Jesse Braddell
Kathryn Tracy Rizzi 
Nancy Topping Bazin
Recommended Citation:
 
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Oral History Session #2
Date:
August 4, 2020
Place:
Branchburg, NJ
Interviewer:
Kathryn Tracy Rizzi
Transcript Production Team:
Jesse Braddell
Kathryn Tracy Rizzi
Nancy Topping Bazin
Recommended Citation:
 
Bazin, Nancy Topping. Oral History Interview, August 4, 2020, by Kathryn Tracy Rizzi, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
 
Permission to quote from this transcript must be obtained from the Rutgers Oral History Archives. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Description:

Nancy Topping Bazin was born in 1934 in Pittsburgh and grew up in Oakmont. She received a B.A. in French and English at Ohio Wesleyan University, M.A. at Middlebury Graduate School for French, studying in Paris in 1956-'57, and Ph.D. in English at Stanford University, where she wrote her dissertation on Virginia Woolf.

Dr. Bazin served as an assistant professor in the Rutgers College English Department from 1970 to 1977. At Rutgers, she pioneered the development of Women's Studies courses and started a women's speaker series. In addition to being active in the Women's Caucus, she helped found the Women's Studies Institute (now called the Institute for Research on Women), serving as the director in the fall of 1974.

After coordinating the Women's Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, she became the director of Women's Studies and an English professor at Old Dominion University in 1978. She was the second woman to become a full professor in the College of Arts and Letters and was the third woman to become Eminent Scholar in the university as a whole and the first in the College of Arts and Letters.

In 2000, she retired and became an artist. Her paintings and drawings, along with scholarly publications, are showcased on her website www.nancytoppingbazin.com

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