In Remembrance: Cynthia Eagle Russett ’64PhD Died on December 5 2013

Cynthia Eagle Russett, a historian whose best-known book explored attempts by Victorian thinkers to scientifically "prove" women's inferiority, died on December 5, 2013, in New Haven. She was 76. Russett joined the Yale faculty in 1967 and earned full professorship in 1990. She was named the Larnard Professor of History in 2002. 

A resident of Hamden, Connecticut, Professor Russett is survived by her husband of 53 years, Bruce Russett, a Yale political scientist; four children; and three grandchildren. 

The New York Times published a full obituary on December 18, 2013. 

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