Chatham University Commemorates Constitution Day with The Hollander Lecture in Women's Leadership: Women and the right to vote, a history unfinished

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Virtual Event - Zoom link provided to registrants

Cost: Free and open to the public

Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and The Women's Institute join to Commemorate Constitution Day with The Hollander Lecture in Women's Leadership featuring:
Dr. Lisa Tetrault
Women and the Right to Vote: A History Unfinished

Lisa Tetrault is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in the gender, race, and the history of American democracy. Her first book, The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898, won the Organization of American Historians’ inaugural Mary Jurich Nickliss Book Prize, for the best work in U.S. women’s history.

Tetrault is currently at work on two book projects: Enter Woman Suffrage: A New History of Reconstruction, 1865-1878, which investigates the broad and frequent debates about women’s voting during the Reconstruction Era; and A Celebrated But Misunderstood Amendment, a genealogy of the Nineteenth Amendment.

An active public historian, Tetrault also lectures widely on the U.S. suffrage movement. In 2019, she delivered the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Votes for Women Exhibit keynote address. She serves as an historical consultant for the National Constitution Center’s Nineteenth Amendment Exhibit, the Woodrow Wilson House’s Women’s Suffrage Initiative,’s Nineteenth Amendment initiative, and the documentary “The Vote” (upcoming on PBS’s the American Experience).

Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University, the Library of Congress, the American Historical Association, the Smithsonian, and more.


Fee : Free and open to the public

Registration has closed. Please contact Melody Harris at for additional information.


Virtual Event - Zoom link provided to registrants

Contact Information

Melody Harris
(412) 365-1578