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- Gender, Labor, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Women, Sewing
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- About Me
I am a historian of American and Women’s history based in New York City, with a background in public history, labor, and material culture.
I was a Curatorial Scholar in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society from 2016-2020. I co-curated major gallery exhibitions, a permanent digital installation, and case exhibits, wrote blog posts, led public programs, and helped create the Women Have Always Worked Massive Open Online Course with Alice Kessler-Harris.
At present I am teaching in the Museum Studies masters program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. I have taught American, Women’s, and Public History at Rutgers University, SUNY Purchase, and SUNY Empire State College.
My doctorate is in American and Women’s History from Rutgers University (2004) where I worked with Alice Kessler-Harris and Nancy Hewitt. My book, “Make It Yourself”: Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007) is available at www.gutenberg-e.org/gordon.
- Recent Publications
« Créer des expositions sur le suffrage, un enjeu et un plaisir », Le centenaire du 19e amendement aux Etats-Unis : enjeux politiques et historiographiques, coordonné par Hélène Quanquin, IdeAs [En ligne], 16 | 2020, mis en ligne le 01 octobre 2020. http://journals.openedition.org/ideas/9926
“Staging Women’s History,” in Samantha De Vera and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, eds, “The Politics of Curating Memory: Suffrage 100 Years Later,” Women and Social Movements in the United States, September 2020.
Women at the Center Blog, New-York Historical Society, “Activism on Film in Women March,” August 31, 2020. http://womenatthecenter.nyhistory.org/activism-on-film-in-women-march/
Women at the Center Blog, New-York Historical Society, “Remembering the NAACP’s 1917 Silent Protest Parade and the Refusal to Accept “Barbaric Acts,” June 3, 2020. http://womenatthecenter.nyhistory.org/remembering-the-naacps-1917-silent-protest-parade-and-the-refusal-to-accept-barbaric-acts/
Women at the Center Blog, New-York Historical Society, “Female Remedies: A Little Show Draws a Big Response,” June 10, 2019, http://womenatthecenter.nyhistory.org/female-remedies-a-little-show-draws-a-big-response/
Women at the Center Blog, New-York Historical Society, “Sharing Women’s Voices with our Colleagues,” May 1, 2018, http://womenatthecenter.nyhistory.org/sharing-womens-voices/
“Liberating Fashion: Feminism and Women’s Clothing in the 1960s,” in Phyllis Magidson, ed., Mod New York: Fashion Takes A Trip (New York: Museum of the City of New York & The Monacelli Press, 2017), 93-104.
- Media Coverage
- https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/arts/hotbed-exhibition-new-york-historical-society.html, https://medium.com/metropolitan-archivist/exhibit-review-life-six-women-photographers-eea23d9a891d, https://www.thecut.com/2019/10/review-life-six-women-photograph
- Country Focus
- United States
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- United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, 20th century
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- Gender, Labor, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Women