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Department of History

1811 Nordoff Street Northridge, CA 91330-8250


(818) 677-3614 fax



Assistant Professor, Department of History


Andrea Rees Davies

Andrea Rees Davies, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the California State University, Northridge.  She holds a B.A. in Women's Studies and Comparative Religion from Harvard, and a M.A. in Religious Studies, M.A. in History, and a Ph.D. in History from Stanford University.  During her studies at Stanford, Professor Davies won both the Prize for Excellence in First-Time Teaching from the Stanford History department and a research fellowship from the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.  She’s taught at the University of San Francisco and appeared on documentaries for the History Channel and ABC news.  She recently served as Research Director for Stanford University's Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research.  Professor Davies is the author of, Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster.  Her interest in US disasters was sparked by her experiences as a San Francisco Firefighter.


Recent Publications
  1. Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster, Temple University Press, 2011
  2. California Museum: Legacy Trail -- Los Angeles (1851)
  3. California Museum: Legacy Trail -- Spanish Era
  4. Simard, C. and Davies Henderson, A., Gilmartin, S., Schiebinger, S., Whitney, T., Climbing the Technical Ladder: Obstacles and Solutions for Mid-Level women in Technology (Stanford: Clayman and Anita Borg Institutes, 2008)
  5. Schiebinger, L., Davies Henderson, A., Gilmartin, S., Dual-Career Academic Couples: What Universities Need to Know (Stanford: Clayman Institute, 2008)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Historical Association
  • Clayman Institute for Gender Research
  • National Center for Women and IT