M.A., US: Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Binghamton University
B.A., History/Women's and Gender Studies, University of Michigan
US: Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Advisor: Professor Leigh Ann Wheeler
I am originally from Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, where I earned my B.A. in history and women's and gender studies from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. I am currently working on my dissertation, which studies the interaction between Detroit-area women's organizations and the state during the Great Depression. By studying women's groups organized around religious, ethnic, racial, and class identities, I hope to answer why and how the city of Detroit during the Depression provided the context for the creation of these groups, and how the labor women performed in and for these groups helped them to interact with or circumvent the state as they attempted to survive to Depression.