In Memory

Nancy Hartsock

Nancy Hartsock

Nancy C. M. Hartsock

1943 – 19 Mar 2015

Nancy Hartsock Obit Created by Garth

Nancy was born in 1943 to Norval Hartsock and Genevieve Moser.

She was raised in Ogden, UT and graduated with the Ogden High School class of 1961. She accepted a scholarship from Wellesly College in Wellesly, MA. She received her Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1972. Nancy held positions at the University of Michigan, John Hopkins, Stanford and Oberlin before accepting a position in the departments of Political Science and Women Studies at the University of Washington in 1984. Nancy remained a Professor Emerita at Washington University until she retired in 2009.

She served in a variety of leadership roles in the profession, including President of the Western Political Science Association (1994-95) and service on a variety of editorial boards. She was also co-founder of the Center for Women & Democracy in Seattle, WA and served as its Founding Director (1999-2000). In 1993, she was honored with a Mentor of Distinction Award from the American Political Science Association Women’s Caucus.

Nancy survived over 30 years after being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer in 1985.

Besides her significant academic achievements and contributions in her passionate pursuit of feminist theory and social justice, Nancy was an accomplished equestrian and musician. She not only played the harpsicord, she also built one. She loved her cats, Stokely, Annie, Chan and Emma.

Nancy is survived by her brother, Donald Hartsock ‘OHS Class of 66’ and his wife Kay of Eugene, OR.

NOTE: Nancy C. M. Hartsock. I believe the C. is for Carolyn her middle name and the M. is for Moser, her mother’s maiden name.