Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Oakland University; Madonna University
Website URL
labor, United States, modern United States, sexuality, gender, women, UAW, Michigan
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Personal Info

About Me

I am an historian with a PhD in History from Binghamton University (SUNY). My areas of expertise include women’s history, modern American history, and labor history. I am adjunct assistant professor at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, and the Thesis and Dissertation Coordinator at Oakland University. I am currently developing a book manuscript with the University of Illinois Press. The project studies the creation, pinnacle, and descent of the UAW’s women’s auxiliaries in the 1930s and 1940s.  I am also the co-Executive Editor and co-Founder of Clio and the Contemporary (, a website dedicated to exploring historical issues with contemporary relevance, historical perspectives on current events, and ideas about contemporary teaching, academia, and alt-academia.

Recent Publications

“They Came to Scoff, But Stayed to Peel Onions: Reproductive Labor and Collective Action in the 1936-1937 Flint Sit-Down Strike.” Journal of Women’s History. Forthcoming.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Economic History, Family, Gender, Labor, Sexuality, Urban History, Women, World War II