Victoria L. Enders


Victoria Enders hails from Oregon where her grandmother’s stories of the family’s trek west on the Oregon Trail fostered a life-long interest in history. After graduating from Mills College with a B.A. in history, and then earning an M.A. in French history from Columbia University, she lived in Spain—a sojourn that resulted in an abiding fascination with that country’s history. After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego at La Jolla, with a concentration in French historiography and its application to Spanish—and specifically Catalan--history, she went on to teach in Flagstaff, Arizona. There her theoretical interests spread to women’s history and feminist theory. Her study of the women of the Falange, Spain’s fascist party of the thirties, “Problematic Portraits: The Ambiguous Historical Role of the Sección Femenina of the Falange,” appears in her book Constructing Spanish Womanhood: Female Identity in Modern Spain, that she coedited with Pamela Radcliff.

Two very recent articles: “Chelo’s War: Late Memories of a Falangist Woman” and “The Annales Comes to Spain: The Impact of Jaume Vicens Vives” will appear soon in separate collections.

Responding once again to the inspiration of her pioneering family, Victoria has been working on the story of an unusual woman forbear. While deeply immersed in this project her interests are turning to writing fiction and fictionalized biography. She lives in Sedona, Arizona, with her husband Curtis Hinsley.

Selected Works

This first anthology in English links the concerns of Spanish women’s history to those of women’s history elsewhere.

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