Joanne Meyerowitz

Joanne Meyerowitz

Joanne Meyerowitz is the Arthur Unobskey Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University. A past president of the OAH and a former editor of the Journal of American History, she is the author of How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality (2002) and the editor of Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945–1960 (2004) and History and September 11th (2003). She is currently completing a book that examines U.S. involvement in campaigns to end global poverty in the 1970s and 1980s. It begins with the decline of modernization programs and ends with the rise of microcredit, and it shows how and why anti-poverty efforts increasingly focused on women.

Lectures

  • Are We the World?: U.S. Involvement in Campaigns against Global Poverty
  • The Gender of Poverty: How Women Overseas Became the Deserving Poor
  • From Modernization to Microcredit: U.S. Foreign Assistance and the Politics of Development, 1960s-1980s