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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


Dorothy Sue Cobble

NOTE: Available in Europe, June to December 2016

Dorothy Sue CobbleA distinguished professor at Rutgers University, Dorothy Sue Cobble specializes in the twentieth-century history of politics and social movements in the United States and globally. Her books include Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements (2014); The Other Women's Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America (2004), winner of the Philip Taft Labor History Book Prize; and Dishing It Out: Waitresses and Their Unions in the Twentieth Century (1991). She has received fellowships from the American Council for Learned Societies, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. In 2010, she won the Sol Stetin Award for Career Achievement in Labor History from the Sidney Hillman Foundation. Currently she is writing on women's social justice internationalism and on U.S. worker movements for egalitarian democracy. She is also completing a biography of consumer and women's rights activist Esther Peterson. She will hold the Swedish Research Council's Kerstin Hesselgren Professorship at Stockholm University from June to December 2016.

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