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First Name
Last Name
University of Oxford
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History of Childhood, US History, Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Urban History, Children and Youth, Progressivism, Welfare, Segregation, Race and Ethnicity
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About Me

I am a research and teaching fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford.

My doctoral research considered children in the urban United States from the 1890s to the 1930s, using Chicago as a case study. I am interested in the ways children and young people shaped the city during this period, as well as adult attempts to get children off the streets and into supervised places. My work looks a broad range of themes from child labour, race and ethnicity, gender, gang culture, and welfare reform.

For my next project, I am looking at child labour on stage and screen in the US in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Long after children could no longer work in factories or on the streets they could perform for wages. More broadly this work considers the changing place of children within the system of capitalism in the United States.

Recent Publications

Oenone Kubie, Reading Lewis Hine’s Photography of Child Street Labour, 1906-1918’, Journal of American Studies 50:4 (November, 2016), pp. 873-897

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Children & Youth, Family, Urban History