Professor of History
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where you can travel around the world without ever venturing more than a few miles from home. Brooklyn's amazing assortment of cultures sparked an interest in the study of history and ethnicity which continues to this day. I give it full expression in my senior seminar, History 96: Race, Ethnicity and Immigration in American History.
- B.A. The Evergreen State College
- M.A. New York University
- Ph.D. New York University
Rethinking American Women's Activism (Routledge, 2014).
The War on Poverty: A New Grassroots History, 1964-1980, edited by Annelise Orleck and Lisa Gayle Hazirjian (University of Georgia Press, 2011).
Storming Caesar’s Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty (Beacon Press, 2005).
The Soviet Jewish Americans (Greenwood Press ,1999, pbk 2001).
Works In Progress
"Low Wages: I'm Not Lovin' It: The Rise of a New Global Labor Movement"
"Reflections Through A Glass Closet: The Lesbian Presence in American Progressivism"