Mander, Anica Vesel 1934-2002

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MANDER, Anica Vesel 1934-2002

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born October 21, 1934, in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina); died of breast cancer June 19, 2002, in Bolinas, CA. Historian, educator, publisher, editor, and author. Mander is remembered for the interviews she conducted with rape victims in Bosnia during the 1990s, interviews that led to the successful petition to classify rape as a war crime within the context of international law. Her visit to Bosnia represented a return to her native land, from which Mander had fled as a refugee at the age of seven. Mander's focus as a feminist academic centered on gender issues and racial equality. She taught at San Francisco-area universities, including the University of San Francisco, beginning in 1965. In 1973 she was appointed a faculty member and coordinator of women's studies and feminist therapy at Antioch University West. Mander was also a publisher and founding editor of Moon Books, one of the first "feminist" publishing houses. Her books include Blood Ties and the nonfiction Feminism as Therapy.



Los Angeles Times, June 25, 2002, p. B11. Washington Post, June 25, 2002, p. B6.