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Last Name
Danziger Halperin
New-York Historical Society
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Gender, Childhood, Social Policy, Welfare, Education, Modern US, Modern Britain
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About Me

Anna K. Danziger Halperin is a historian of public policy, gender, and childhood. She is the 2019-2021 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History and Public History at the ​New-York Historical Society. She previously taught history, women’s studies, and race and ethnicity studies at Columbia University and St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn.

Anna completed her doctorate in history at Columbia University in 2018. Her dissertation, Education or Welfare? American and British Child Care Policy, 1965-2004, analyzes child care policies in the U.S. and Britain under neoliberalism. She is currently revising the dissertation for publication with the new title, Universal Child Care: America’s Failure and the British Alternative, 1965-2004. Anna has also published her research in Twentieth Century British History and Signs. Before graduate school, she conducted research on U.S. child care policies and other related issues affecting low-wage working families during her employment with the Urban Institute and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

Recent Publications

Danziger Halperin, Anna. “‘Cinderella of the Education System:’ Margaret Thatcher’s Plan for Nursery Expansion in 1970s Britain.” Twentieth Century British History, Volume 29(2): 284-308

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States and Britain
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Politics, Women