Mari Jo Buhle

Mari Jo Buhle (born 1943) is an American historian and William J. Kenan Jr. University Professor Emerita at Brown University.[1]

Mari Jo Buhle
Mari Jo Kupski

1943 (age 76–77)
TitleWilliam J. Kenan Jr. University Professor Emerita
Spouse(s)Paul Buhle
AwardsMacArthur Fellowship
Academic background
EducationUniversity of Connecticut
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Academic work
InstitutionsBrown University
Notable worksEncyclopedia of the American Left

Early lifeEdit

Buhle was born in 1943 as Mari Jo Kupski.[2] She graduated from North Chicago Community High School in 1961. Listed as Mari Jo Kupski Buhle in 1968, she received her Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Connecticut.[3] She earned a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974.[4]

Career and legacyEdit

Since the 1980s, Buhle, husband Paul, and Dan Georgakas have been co-writing and publishing Encyclopedia of the American Left, first published in 1990. In 1991, Buhle was named a MacArthur Fellow.

Buhle's papers (1971 to 2008) are held at Smith College.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

On December 30, 1963, she married Paul Buhle.[2]


  • It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest, (Verso, 2012_ ISBN 978-1-84467-888-4
  • The concise history of woman suffrage, eds. Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle (University of Illinois Press, 2005), ISBN 978-0-252-07276-5
  • Out of Many, Volume 1: A History of the American People, John Mack Faragher, Mari Jo Buhle, Susan Armitage, Daniel Czitrom (Prentice Hall, 2005), ISBN 978-0-13-195129-7
  • Feminism and Its Discontents: A Century of Struggle with Psychoanalysis (Harvard University Press, 2000), ISBN 978-0-674-00403-0[6]
  • The American radical, eds. Mari Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle, Harvey J. Kaye (Routledge, 1994), ISBN 978-0-415-90804-7
  • Encyclopedia of the American Left, Mari Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle, Dan Georgakas (Garland Pub., 1990), ISBN 978-0-8240-3713-0
  • Women and American Socialism, 1870-1920 (University of Illinois Press, 1983), ISBN 978-0-252-01045-3[7]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2016-03-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b Rooney, Terrie M. (1998). Contemporary Authors: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television. Gale. p. 61. ISBN 0787619973.
  3. ^ "Commencement Programs". University of Connecticut. June 3, 1968. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Buhle, Mari". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  5. ^ "Personal Family Papers "B"". Smith College. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  6. ^ Hughes, Judith M. (1999-05-01). "Feminism and Its Discontents: A Century of Struggle with Psychoanalysis (review)". Journal of Interdisciplinary History. 30 (1): 152–153. ISSN 1530-9169.
  7. ^ Stevens, Errol Wayne (1982-12-01). "Women and American Socialism, 1870–1920 by Mari Jo Buhle". Indiana Magazine of History. ISSN 1942-9711.