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First Name
Brooke
Last Name
Depenbusch
Affiliation
University of Minnesota
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Keywords
Social Policy, Inequality, Welfare, Political and Social Movements, Capitalism and Work, Citizenship and Belonging, Law
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About Me

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota and am completing my dissertation “Down and Out in the USA: General Relief and the Politics of Precarity in the Shadow of the Welfare State, 1935-1962.”

By bringing the political history of the welfare state into conversation with the social history of economic insecurity, my dissertation makes a transformative contribution to our understanding of American politics, the state, and the political economy of inequality.

I have research interests in American Political History, Policy and Social Welfare History, History of Women and Gender, History of Capitalism and Work, and Legal History.

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Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Family, Gender, Government, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Race, Women, World War II