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- About Me
Stacie Taranto is an associate professor of history at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where her teaching and research focus on post-1945 U.S. political and women’s history. She holds an A.B. in history from Duke University (2001) and an A.M. (2005) and Ph.D. (2010) in history from Brown University. Taranto is the author of Kitchen Table Politics: Conservative Women and Family Values in New York (University of Pennsylvania Press, Politics and Culture in Modern America Series, 2017). The project, which originated as a Ph.D. dissertation, has been supported by several institutions, including the American Association of University Women, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the Schlesinger Library and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. In recent years, she has published related articles in Journal of Policy History (2012) and two anthologies, Inventing the Silent Majority in Western Europe and the United States: Conservatism in the 1960s and 1970s (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Making Suburbia: New Histories of Everyday America (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). She has also written book reviews for the Journal of American History, been published in popular publications such as The Washington Post, and presented work at a variety of professional conferences.
- Recent Publications
Kitchen-Table Politics: Conservative Women and Family Values in New York (University of Pennsylvania Press, Politics and Culture in Modern America Series, 2017).
RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES:
- “Goodbye to the Party of Rockefeller: How a Decidedly ‘Un-Silent Minority’ Pushed the GOP to Embrace Anti-Feminism,” in The Silent Majority: A Transatlantic Perspective, ed. Anna von der Goltzand Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (Cambridge University Press, 2017), p. 317-338.
- “Defending ‘Women Who Stand by the Sink’: Suburban Homemakers and Anti-ERA Activism in New York State,” in Making Suburbia, John Archer, Paul J. P. Sandul, Katherine Solomonson (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), p. 36-50.
- “Ellen McCormack for President: Politics and an Improbable Path to Passing Anti-Abortion Policy,” Journal of Policy History, 24:2, Spring 2012, p. 263-287.
- “The Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Act and Its Reception in Rhode Island,” Rhode Island History, 66:1, Winter/Spring 2008, p. 3-21.
- Author interview with Michelle Nickerson regarding Kitchen Table Politics: Conservative Women and Family Values in New York (University of Pennsylvania Press), Nursing Clio, 24 January 2018.
- “How abortion became the single most important litmus test in American politics: Abortion wasn’t always about partisan politics,” The Washington Post, 22 January 2018.
- “One Year After the Women’s Marches: Lessons for the Left from the History of the Right,” The Penn Press Log (website of University of Pennsylvania Press), 19 January 2018.
- “Why abortion—not sexual misconduct—is likely to decide the Alabama Senate race; Roy Moore is trying to save himself with a tried and true conservative move: resorting to the politics of abortion,” The Washington Post, 30 November 2017.
- “The Senate health-care battle isn’t what you think: It’s a fight between two versions of the Republican right, not between moderates and conservatives,” The Washington Post, 18 July 2017.
- “Phyllis Schlafly and the Making of Grassroots Conservative Sexual Politics,” Notches (peer-reviewed website), 9 September 2016.
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- United States
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- 20th century
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- Gender, Politics, Women