About Jean Hardisty

Jean Hardisty was PRA's founder and president emerita, and had a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University. She was an activist for social justice issues for over 25 years and a well-known speaker and widely published author, especially on women’s rights and civil rights. In 1999, her book, Mobilizing Resentment, Conservative Resurgence from the John Birch Society to the Promise Keepers, was published by Beacon Press. She served on the boards of the Sister Fund, the Highlander Center, and the Women’s Community Cancer Project. She remained involved with PRA until her death in March of 2015.