Lila Karp
Lila Karp
Lila Karp was an activist, writer, teacher and feminist. She is known for her novel The Queen is in the Garbage, and is profiled in the book "Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975" She was among the second-wave feminists in New York in the 1960s and was a member of The Feminists
The Feminists
The Feminists, also known as Feminists—A Political Organization to Annihilate Sex Roles, was a radical feminist group active in New York City from 1968 to 1973....

. This group included such notables as Kate Millet, Flo Kennedy, Ti-Grace Atkinson
Ti-Grace Atkinson
Ti-Grace Atkinson is an American feminist author.Atkinson was born into a prominent Louisiana family. The "Ti" in her name reflects the Cajun or French language petite, for little....

, and Margo Jefferson. Karp was featured in the 1977 documentary "Some American Feminists".

Karp played a vital role in pioneering the field of Women's Studies
Women's studies
Women's studies, also known as feminist studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field which explores politics, society and history from an intersectional, multicultural women's perspective...

 at Princeton University
Princeton University
Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution....

, where she served as the director of the University Women's Center. She delivered a paper on the subject entitled "Women's Studies: Fear and Loathing in the Ivy League" at the National Women's Studies Association Meeting in 1979. She was appointed the co-director of The Institute for the Study of Women and Men at the University of Southern California
University of Southern California
The University of Southern California is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. USC was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university...

in 1991.

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