Distinguished Lecturers
Jennifer Mittelstadt

Jennifer Mittelstadt

Jennifer Mittelstadt is a professor of modern U.S. history at Rutgers University, where she studies the state, social and political movements, the military and the US and the world. She is the author of From Welfare to Workfare: The Unintended Consequences of Liberal Reform, 1945–1965 (2005) and The Rise of the Military Welfare State (2015), and a coauthor, with Premilla Nadasen and Marisa Chappell, of Welfare in the United States: A History with Documents (2009). Most recently, she co-edited, with Mark R. Wilson, The Military and the Market (2022). Her work has been supported by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Dorothy and Lewis Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. She served as the Harold K. Johnson Chair in military history at the US Army War College. She has written for such publications as Jacobin, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She is currently researching a new book about the participation of grassroots right-wing people in US foreign affairs.  

NEW IN 2022: The Military and the Market (University of Pennsylvania Press)

OAH Lectures by Jennifer Mittelstadt

More Distinguished Lectureship Program Resources