Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Welcome, Felicia Kornbluh!

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We are thrilled to announce that Felicia Kornbluh will be joining us for the month of December.  She is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Vermont, where she is also the Director of the Program in Women's and Gender Studies.  Her 2007 book The Battle for Welfare Rights: Poverty and Politics in Modern America (University of Pennsylvania Press) won high praise for illuminating the complexities of the welfare rights movement in one of its epicenters, New York City, and for providing broader insights into women's activism, poverty law and policy, civil rights, and urban politics in the post-World War Two U.S.  She is also the author of a terrific recent JAH article on the National Federation of the Blind and the "Right to Organize" in the 1950s.

She is currently deep into a study of gender, disability, and the law of equality, which centers on activist-scholar Jacobus tenBroek, but I know that she has other irons in the fire as well. We are looking forward to hearing about them. Welcome, Felicia Kornbluh!