Dr. Elisabeth Griffith

Historian and Author

Dr. Elisabeth Griffith is a historian known for her expertise on women’s history, politics, leadership, and education. She is the author of In Her Own Right, a biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Formidable: American Women and the Fight for Equality: 1920-2020. Griffith teaches women’s history courses for the Smithsonian Associates and at D.C. independent bookstore, Politics & Prose. From 1988 to 2010, Dr. Griffith was Headmistress of The Madeira School, an all girls’ boarding and day high school in McLean, Virginia. She graduated from Wellesley College, earned her doctorate from American University, and was a Kennedy Fellow at Harvard.

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