Marion Gray

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Marion W. Gray (Buddy)
Professor of History and Gender and Women's Studies
Office: 
(269) 387-4645
Location: 
4416 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5334
Mailing address: 
Department of History
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334 USA
Education: 
  • Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1971
  • M.A., History, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1966
  • B.A., History, Texas Christian University, 1964
Teaching interests: 
  • His advanced and graduate courses emphasize the age of the Enlightenment and the Revolution, ca. 1750-1850, in German-speaking Europe. He also advises graduate students in modern European history, gender history and environmental history.
  • Gray teaches undergraduate courses in European, gender, environmental and world history.
Research interests: 
  • Modern Germany, with emphasis on the revolutionary era, 1750-1850
  • Environmental History
  • Gender History
Bio: 
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Dr. Buddy Gray is professor of history and gender and women's studies at Western Michigan University.

Courses he teaches include:

His advanced and graduate courses emphasize the age of the Enlightenment and the Revolution, ca. 1750-1850, in German-speaking Europe. He also advises graduate students in modern European history, gender history and environmental history.

Gray's research analyzes changes brought about by the Enlightenment period and French Revolution in view of government, law, agriculture, environment and gender. He studies ways in which the creation of a modern market economy and scientific agriculture changed the lives of ordinary women and men.

His research on the villages in Brandenburg (German version) focuses on ways in which inhabitants transformed their landscape and their relationship with the land from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. 

Gray's monographs:

  • Gender in Transition: Discourse and Experience in German-Speaking Europe, 1750-1830. Co-edited with Ulrike Gleixner. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006. University of Michigan Press
  • Productive Men and Reproductive Women: The Agrarian Household and the Emergence of Separate Spheres in the German Enlightenment. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2000. Berghahn Books
  • Prussia in Transition: Society and Politics under the Stein Reform Ministry of 1808. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1986. American Philosophical Society Reprints