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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 historian of gender, carework, social movements, and and public policy. She is the Associate Director of the Center for Women’s History at New-York Historical Society, and former Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History and Public History. She teaches in the Columbia University Department of History, as well as the joint N-YHS and CUNY School of Professional Studies Museum Studies program. 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,  Whose Children? Debating Public and Personal Responsibility for Child Care. Anna has also published her research in Signs and Twentieth Century British History. 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. “An Unrequited Labor of Love: Child Care and Feminism,” Signs, Special Issue, “Public Feminisms,” 45(4), Summer 2020: 1011-1034.

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)  June 2018: 284-308.

Op-Eds in the Washington Post’s Made By History section:

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States and Britain
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Museums, Politics, Public History, Women