Modern U.S. History Workshops

  • Fall 2021 Workshops
    Family Relations and Sex Education in San Francisco, 1930-1945
    • Presenter: Julia B. Haager, Ph.D. candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Sharon Ullman, Professor of History, Bryn Mawr College

    “They Have Had Several Dates Since the Dance”: Sex, Dating, and the Black Family in Postwar Washington
    • Presenter: Miya Carey, Assistant Professor of History, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Stephen Vider, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Public History Initiative, Cornell University

    Developing Transnational Feminism Duringthe UN Decade for Women
    • Presenter: Jessie Frazier, Associate Professor of History, University of Rhode Island
    • Commentator: Jocelyn Olcott, Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies; Professor of History & International Comparative Studies, Duke University

    Boys Will Be New Boys: Masculinity in the Boys’ Club Activities of the Eastern Urban Settlement House, 1900-1930
    • Presenter: Yong Hyeon Kim, Ph.D. candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Kevin Murphy, Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota)
  • Spring 2021 Workshops
    “Regulation, Restriction and Demand: French Vice in the United States and Cuba”
    • Presenter: Elisa Camiscioli, Associate Professor of History, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Katie Hemphill, Associate Professor of History, University of Arizona
  • Fall 2019 Workshops
    “‘Dancing on the Glass Ceiling’: A History of the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration”
    • Presenter: Kwelina Thompson, Ph.D. candidate, Cornell University
    • Commentator: Leigh Ann Wheeler, Professor of History, Binghamton University

     “‘Just the Kind a Man the Uncle Wanted’: Native American Soldiers in the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars” 
    • Presenter: Kerry Roe, Ph.D. candidate, Binghamton University 
    • Commentator: Ryan Hall, Assistant Professor of History and Native American Studies, Colgate University 

    “‘Wise Spending is My Hobby’: The General Federation of Women’s Clubs during World War II”
    • Presenter: Katie Stankiewicz, Ph.D. candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Alison Kibler, Professor of American Studies and Chair ofthe Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Franklin & Marshall College 
  • Spring 2019 Workshops
     “‘The future of the race depends upon the children’: Disability, Reproduction, and Sex Education in Chicago Public Schools”
    • Presenter: Julia Brooke Haager-Devin, Ph.D. Candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Professor Mallory Szymanski, Assistant Professor of History, Alfred University

    “Anne Moody: Leaving Mississippi and Writing Coming of Age, 1964-1968”
    • Presenter: Leigh Ann Wheeler, Professor of History, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Deborah Gray White, Board of Governors Professor of History and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University

    “‘We Shall Not Be Moved’: SNCC Veterans Shaping the History They Made”
    • Presenter: Emilye Crosby, Professor of History, SUNY-Geneseo
    • Commentator: Robyn C. Spencer ’90, Associate Professor of History, Lehman College
  • Fall 2018 Workshops
     “‘Like Throwing Away Your Umbrella in a Rainstorm’: The Color-Blind Challenge to Civil Rights, 1989-Present”
    • Presenter: Donald Nieman, Binghamton University Provost and author of Promises to Keep African Americans and the Constitutional Order, 1776 to the Present
    • Commentator: Evan Faulkenbury, Assistant Professor of History, SUNY-Cortland

    “‘The Worst Divorce Case that Ever Happened’: The New York Times Women’s Caucus’ Fight Against Sex Discrimination, 1972-1978”
    • Presenter: Marama Whyte, Visiting Scholar at New York University and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sydney.
    • Commentator: Leigh Ann Wheeler, Professor of History at Binghamton University

    “When Indians Were White, then Not: Denaturalization and the Precarity of Racial Citizenship in Early 20th-Century America”
    • Presenter: John Cheng, Associate Professor of Asian and Asian-American Studies, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Derek Chang, Associate Professor of History, Cornell University 
  • Spring 2018 Workshops
    “Dr. Spock and Donna Reed: Celebrity Recruitment and Respectable Protest in theEarly Anti-Vietnam War Movement.”
    • Presenter: Sarah King, Ph.D. Candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Jessie Frazier, Assistant Professor, Marine Affairs, History, and Genderand Women’s Studies, University of Rhode Island

    “‘We believe there is need of caution’: Prescribing Opiates in the Civil War Era”
    • Presenter: Jonathan Jones, Ph.D. Candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Gwen Kay, Professor of History, SUNY-Oswego

    “‘We are in Battle with the Keepers of the Status Quo’: The Nixon Administration’s Political Uses of the Black Middle Class”
    • Presenter: Danielle St. Julien, Ph.D. Candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Evan Faulkenberry, Assistant Professor of History, SUNY-Cortland

    ‘Being Well Born’: How Social Hygiene and Sex Education Moved into New York City’s Public Schools, 1900-1920”
    • Presenter: Julia Devin, Ph.D. Candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Mario Rios Perez, Assistant Professor in the History of Education,Syracuse University
  • Fall 2017 Workshops
    “The Church Amendment Reconsidered: Lost Ethical Assumptions of the First Federal Health Care Conscience Clause”
    • Presenter: Ronit Stahl, Fellow, Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    • Commentator: Leigh Ann Wheeler, Professor of History at Binghamton University

    “‘We Didn’t Know We Were Making History’: The UAW Women’s Auxiliaries and the Flint General Motors Sit-Down Strike, 1936 - 1937”
    • Presenter: Tiffany Baugh-Helton
    • Commentator: Randi Storch, Professor and History Department Chair, SUNY Cortland
  • Spring 2017 Workshops
    “’The Flames which they Seek to Extinguish’: Catholics, Human Rights, and U.S. -Guatemalan Relations, 1976-1980”
    • Presenter: Michael Cangemi, Ph.D. Candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Timothy A. Byrnes, Charles A. Dana Professor and Chair of Political Science, Colgate University

    “’The Fiercest Energy of the Movement’: Americans’ Gendered Understanding of Nihilism”
    • Presenter: Chelsea Gibson, Ph.D. Candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Claudia Verhoeven, Associate Professor of History, Cornell University

    “Countering the ‘Campaign of Slander’: How Suffragists Mobilized Sexual Morality”
    • Presenter: Jessica Derleth, Ph.D. Candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Faye Dudden, Charles A. Dana Professor of History Emerita, Colgate University

    “The General Federation of Women’s Clubs Crusade for Morality in the Mass Media during the 1950s and 1960s”
    • Presenter: Katie Stankiewicz, Ph.D. Candidate, Binghamton University
    • Commentator: Whitney Strub, Associate Professor and Director of Women’s andGender Studies, Rutgers University, Newark