Fishman, Laura

History and Philosophy

Phone: 718-262-2645
Office Location: AC-3D07

Office Hours 
Tuesday 4-5 PM 
Wednesday 3:30-4:30PM 
Thursday 3-4 PM 


PhD City University of NY European History 1979 
BA Brooklyn College History 1971 

Analysis of early European, especially French, interaction with indigenous peoples of the Americas, with specific focus on Catholic missionary activity, and also the impact of concepts of gender on the colonial encounter.

Areas of Expertise

Early Modern European History
Women’s History and Gender
Early French Colonialism in the Americas

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Fishman. "Crossing Gender Boundaries: Tupi/European Women in the Eyes of Claude d'Abbeville." French Colonial History. 2003: .

Fishman. "The Noble Savage Revisited: Nature Alone in the New World as Reported by Yves d'Evreux." French Colonial History. 2002: .

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Fishman. "French Views of Native American Women in the Early Modern Era." Women and the Colonial Gaze. 2002: .

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Journal of American Ethnic History" Winter/Spring 2006: .

"The Historian" Winter 2006: .

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Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" The Shaping of Identity in the African Diaspora: Issues, Obstacles and Resources in Teaching " 2006: City University of NY Conference on the African Presence and Influence on the Cultlures of the Americas.

" From Canada to Brazil: A Comparative Analysis of Seventeenth-Century French Missionary Texts " May 2009: French Colonial Historical Society.

" Abolition and the Women's Rights Movement: Connections and Controversies " March 2010: Queens Historical Society.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Phil Alpha Theta: .

Fishman, Laura

Fishman, Laura
History and Philosophy