Gail Minault

Gail Minault

Title: Professor Emerita
Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas, United States

Gail Minault, Professor Emerita at the University of Texas at Austin, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history and anthropology.

Backed by decades of career success, Dr. Minault was granted the title of professor emerita at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. Having originally joined the institution in 1972, she was promoted to full professor in 1997 and taught various courses in the department of history on the history of India, Islam in South Asia and women in Asia throughout her tenure. Likewise, Dr. Minault also conducted extensive research in the areas of 19th and 20th century South Asian history, ranging from religion and politics to women’s movements.

In the earlier years of her career, Dr. Minault served as a visiting assistant professor and field director of the Berkeley Urdu language program in Lahore, Pakistan for the University of California, Berkeley during the fall of 1976. She was also a visiting professor at the Center for Indian and South Asian Studies in the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris during 1990. Between 1961 and 1964, Dr. Minault served with the U.S. Information Service where she spent time as a trainee in Washington, D.C., a junior officer in Beirut and an assistant cultural affairs officer in East Pakistan, modern-day Bangladesh.

Reflecting on an illustrious career, Dr. Minault believes her most notable achievement would be the accumulated experience of living in India and Pakistan and her publications of her books, including “Women’s Education and Muslim Social Reform in Colonial India – Historical Monograph” from 1998. Impressively, she is fluent in English, French and Hindi/Urdu, as well as knowledgeable in Persian, Italian, Spanish and German. Presently, Dr. Minault maintains affiliation with the Association for Asian Studies and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.

During her own education, Dr. Minault attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1961. She went on to matriculate at the University of Pennsylvania, attaining a Master of Arts in 1966 and a Doctor of Philosophy in South Asia regional studies in 1972. To attest to her legacy, Dr. Minault can also be found in the sixth edition of Who’s Who in American Education and the 20th and 24th editions of Who’s Who of American Women.

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