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First Name
Last Name
Dartmouth College
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global labor history, immigration, U.S. women's history, African-American, Jewish history
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About Me

I teach History, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. I am the author of five books and numerous articles on immigration, labor, women’s history, poor people’s movements. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and now reside in Thetford Center, Vermont with my partner, journalist Alexis Jetter.


Recent Publications

“We Are All Fast Food Workers Now:” The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages (Beacon 2018)

My first book Common Sense and A Little Fire: Women and Working Class Politics in the United States (UNC, 1995, 2017) was recently updated and released in a new edition.

Rethinking American Women’s Activism (Routledge, 2014)

Co-edited with Lisa Hazirjian The War on Poverty: A New Grassroots History, 1964-1980 (University of Georgia Press, 2011)

Storming Caesars’ Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty (2005)

In 2018, I published in Salon, The Guardian, Bitch, Ms. and the L.A. Review of Books.

Media Coverage
I have done a great many radio interviews over the years as well as Democracy Now and CNN TV on women's labor activism, the Triangle Fire, the War on Poverty, and most recently the global uprising against poverty wages.
Country Focus
Mostly U.S. but most recently global labor and migration
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Economic History, Gender, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Women