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Michèle A. Pujol
347 Michèle A. Pujol (1951–97) The death of Michèle Pujol has deprived feminist economists, historians of economic thought, and Canadian economists of an inspiring colleague and friend, who will be sorely missed. Born a French citizen, Michèle grew up in Tahiti, where her father was a colonial administrator, but she made her career in Canada. She brought dedication, insight and enthusiasm to her teaching in the Economics Department and Women’s Studies programme at the University of Manitoba (1980–88) and the Women’s Studies programme at the University of Victoria (1990–97). Michèle coordinated Women’s Studies at the University of Manitoba from 1984 until 1988, when she was not rehired. Her dissertation was completed the next year, while she worked at the checkout of a department store. She also remained an activist beyond campus, helping, for example, to organize Winnipeg’s ﬁrst Gay/Lesbian Pride Marches and ﬁrst Women’s Music Festival. Michèle’s eloquent published research touched an even broader audience than her teaching, community activism and conference participation. She combined meticulous scholarship with a profound commitment to illuminating the role of women in the economy and in economics. Her 1989 doctoral dissertation at Simon Fraser University formed the basis of her path-breaking book, Feminism and Anti-Feminism in Early Economic Thought (1992), and of her keynote address, ‘Into the Margin!’ (1995a), to the ﬁrst Out of the Margin conference on feminist economics. This research greatly extended the scope of the history of economics in two directions. She...
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