Prominent Alumnae

Prominent Barnard Alumnae [last updated 5/20/2014]

Science
Jacqueline Barton (1974) chemistry
Marian Chertow, environmental science
Evelyn Hu (1969), applied physicist (NAS)
Ida Rolf, biochemist
Joan Birman (1948), mathematician

Medicine
Helen M. Ranney (1941)
Helene D. Gayle

Law
Miriam Cedarbaum (1952)
Helene Kaplan (Finkelstein]
Judith Kaye (1958)
Anna Diggs Taylor (1954), black Michigan federal judge
Nancy Gertner (1967), Mass. federal judge
Wilma B. Liebman (1971) NLRB

Politics
Juliet Stuart Poyntz (1907), Communist
Flora Wovschin (1942), Communist
Judith Coplon (1943), Communist
Marian Davis Berdeci (1943?), Communist
Helen Gahagan (1924), California congresswoman
Jeanne Kirkpatrick (1948), neo-conservative

Poets
Helen Hoyt (1907?)
Leonie Adams (1923)
Babette Deutsch (1917)
June Jordan (1957)

  • Writers
    Alice Duer Miller (1899)
    Mary Antin (1902), The Promised Land (1912)
    Belva Plain (1939)
    Patricia Highsmith
    Francine du Plexxis Gray (1952)
    Erica Jong [nee Mann] (1963), The Fear of Flying (1973)
    Thulani Davis (1970)
    [Paulette L. Williams] Ntozaki Shange (1970)
    Mary Gordon (1970)Architects
    Norma Merrick Sklarek (1950), first black women to be licensed architect
    Christine Wang (1989)

 

Journalists
Freda Kirchwey (1914)
Anna Quindlen (1974)
Natalie Angier (1978)
Judith Miller (1969)
Maria Hinojosa
Susan Stamberg (1959)

Musicians
Laurie Anderson (1969)
Suzanne Vega (1981)

Actresses
Jane Wyatt
Lee Remick
Cynthia Nixon (1988)

 

Academics:
Anthropologists
Margaret Mead (1923)
Elsie Clews Parsons (1896)
Helen Perlstein Pollard (1967)

Art Historians
Barbara Novak
Esther Pasztory

Economists
Anna Jacobson Schwartz (1933)

Political Scientists
Jean Kirkpatrick (1948)

Historians
Annette K. Baxter (1947)
Linda Kerber (1960)
Mary Jo Kline (1961)
Dina Coppelman (1975)
Ruth Schwartz Cohan (1961)
Aida Donald (1952)
Firth Haring Fabend (1969)
Paula Fass (1969)
Estelle Freedman (1969)
Louise L. Stevenson (1970)
Darlene Levy
Lara Vapnick (1990)

 

Artists

Athletes

Businesswomen

Journalists

Musicians, singers, and composers

 

Political and judicial figures

Writers

Last updated: January 9, 2016
ram31@columbia.edu

 

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