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
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Economic History, Family, Gender, Labor, Sexuality, Urban History, Women, World War II