American Political History Seminar - "Raising the 'Standard of Life' for All: American Feminism in Global Perspective"

American Political History
Event date: 
February 23, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Dorothy Sue Cobble
Rutgers University
Commentators: 
Jeremy Adelman
Princeton University
Seminar Series: 
American Political History Seminar
Co-Sponsored by: 
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Audience: 
Public

"Raising the 'Standard of Life' for All: American Feminism in Global Perspective"

Dorothy Sue Cobble, Rutgers University


There is a pre-circulated, password-protected paper for this seminar. To receive the password for this paper, please contact Jennifer Loessy at jloessy@princeton.edu.


A distinguished professor of history and labor studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Dorothy Sue Cobble specializes in the historical and contemporary study of work, social movements, and social policy. Her award-winning books include, among others, The Other Women’s Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America (Princeton University Press, 2004); Dishing It Out: Waitresses and Their Unions in the Twentieth Century (University of Illinois, 1991); and, with Linda Gordon and Astrid Henry, Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements (W.W. Norton, 2014).  She is the recipient of fellowships from the Charles Warren Center, Harvard University; the Russell Sage Foundation; the American Council of Learned Societies; and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. In 2016, the Swedish Research Council awarded her the 2016 Kerstin Hesselgren Chair at Stockholm University.  


The American Political History seminar series serves as a forum for scholars interested in American political history, broadly defined. Based in the Department of History, the seminar brings together faculty and graduate students from across campus for an exchange of ideas and an exploration of cutting-edge work in this resurgent field. The seminar offers Princeton graduate students a chance to meet with pre-eminent scholars working in American political history and discuss their works in progress. The seminars are organized by Professors Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer.

Contact: 
Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest: 
Gender & Sexuality
Global
Region: 
United States
Period: 
20th Century