Thelma Jean Grossholtz (born April 17, 1929) Professor Emeritus of Politics and Women's Studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Jean is a feminist-activist whose dedication and expertise on social justice issues—poverty, water, food, and the effects of globalization, to name a few—have made her a legend on the Mount Holyoke campus, in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts where she resides, and beyond.
After completing undergraduate work at Pennsylvania State University in 1956 and a Master of Arts at the University of Denver in 1957, Jean went on to earn a Doctor of Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961, where she trained as a specialist in South East Asian Politics.
Jean taught Politics and Women's Studies at Mount Holyoke College for 40 plus years.
Jean has been a political activist all her life.
Grossholtz, Jean. 1964. Politics in the Philippines: A Country Study. Boston, MA: Little Brown.
Grossholtz, Jean. 1966. "Exploration of Malaysian Meanings." Asian Survey 6 (4).
Grossholtz, Jean. 1970. "Factors in the Malaysian and Philippine Legislatures." Comparative Politics 3 (1).
Bourque, Susan C. and Jean Grossholtz. 1974. "Politics an Unnatural Practice: Political Science Looks at Female Participation." Politics and Society 4 (2): 225-266.
Grossholtz, Jean. 1984. Forging capitalist patriarchy: the economic and social transformation of feudal Sri Lanka and its impact on women.