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

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
211 Dickinson Hall



Event Description

"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 [email protected].

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.

Co-Sponsored by:

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest
Gender & Sexuality
20th Century
United States
Scholarly Series
American Political History Seminar