Lara Vapnek

Lara Vapnek

Lara Vapnek teaches history at St. John's University and specializes in the history of gender and labor in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. She is the author of Breadwinners: Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920 (2009) and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary (2015). Her current research focuses on mothers, milk, and public health in New York City from the 1850s through the 1930s.

Lectures

  • For the Work of a Day We Want Something to Say: Social Class and Suffrage
  • Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Mortal Enemy of Capitalism
  • Breadwinners: Working Women in the Early Struggle for Gender Equality
  • Solving the Servant Problem: Domestic Service and Labor Reform during the Progressive Era