This collection contains the research and writing files Nancy Stoller [who also worked under the name Nancy Shaw], as well
as posters, a large pamphlet file, and other ephemera. The bulk of the collection focuses on Stoller's AIDS research for
Lessons from the Damned: Queers, Whores and Junkies Respond to AIDS. There is also material connected to,
Women Resisting AIDS: Feminist Strategies of Empowerment, the book she co-edited with Beth E. Schneider. There are also some examples of her work on healthcare for prisoners and
Latinas and breast cancer.
Nancy Elaine Stoller was born in 1942 in Newport News, Virginia. In 1960 she left Virginia to attend Wellesley College in
Wellesley, Massachusetts, where she earned an A.B. in Philosophy in 1963. She went on to earn her M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1972)
in Sociology from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. From 1978-1980 she was a Post-doctoral fellow at Yale University.
Stoller started her job at University of California (UC) Santa Cruz in 1973 and received tenure in 1987 after having filed
a gender discrimination suit against the University. Stoller worked and published under her married name, Nancy Shaw, for
many years before reclaiming Stoller in the 1990s. Along with her work on AIDS, Stoller's research has focused on women, prisoners,
and health care. I have been involved in various social change movements: anti-racism, feminism, anti-apartheid work, queer organizing, women's
health activism, working on changing prison conditions, prison abolition, and so on.
Number of containers: 9 cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder
Linear feet: 14
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