WRITING AND MEDIA
MY REVIEW OF PENIEL E. JOSEPH'S NEW BOOK, THE THIRD RECONSTRUCTION.
I am honored to have had the chance to review fellow historian Peniel E. Joseph's fantastic new book, The Third Reconstruction, for Ms. Magazine. Read it here.
THE STRUGGLE FOR THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IS NOT A TYPICAL POLITICAL FIGHT.
In my latest piece for Gender on the Ballot I look at how the original conflict over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) transcended conventional political divides. Read more.
JUSTICE ALITO'S LEAKED DRAFT DECISION AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS AS CITIZENS
My latest piece for Gender on the Ballot looks at the historical implications of Justice Alito's leaked draft decision in Dobbs. Read more.
GENDERED CITIZENSHIP AND THE STRUGGLE FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
I am overjoyed to have written this piece with women's rights activist Roberta Francis for Ms. Magazine. Our piece looks at how the criminalization of abortion in the nineteenth century sheds light on the continued relevance of the Equal Rights Amendment. Read more.
DIY DEMOCRACY PODCAST EPISODE ON GENDERED CITIZENSHIP
I had a great time doing this podcast interview on my book with DIY Democracy. Listen now.
CIVICS AND COFFEE PODCAST EPISODE ON GENDERED CITIZENSHIP
WATCH MY BOOK TALK ON C-SPAN
I am incredibly thankful that C-SPAN aired my book talk with American University's Women & Politics Institute. Click here to watch it.
INTERVIEW WITH AMERICAN UNIVERSITY'S HISTORY DEPARTMENT
I had a great time talking with the AU history department about my book and how I cam to the Equal Rights Amendment. Read the interview here.
INTERVIEW WITH THE DOCKET: LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW
I had a wonderful time discussing my book, Gendered Citizenship, with The Docket: Law and History Review. My book reveals how the original conflict over the Equal Rights Amendment created the U.S.'s gendered citizenship. Click here to read the interview and to learn more about my book.
BEST BOOKS SERIES
I had a lot of fun creating a list for Ben Sheppard's best books series. My list looks at the best books for understanding how gendered ideas have shaped the history of citizenship in the United States. Click here to learn more.
"THE ARDUOUS EFFORT TO DRAFT THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT," BOOK TALK WITH THE ALICE PAUL INSTITUTE
WOMEN ON WEDNESDAYS BOOK TALK EVENT WITH THE WOMEN & POLITICS INSTITUTE AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
I had a wonderful time talking with Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University, about my book, Gendered Citizenship. Click here to watch a replay of the event.
THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHT TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE
Check out my piece for Gender on the Ballot where I look at the restrictions on women's right to hold public office in the wake of the Nineteenth Amendment and how those restrictions influenced the original conflict over the Equal Rights Amendment. Read Now
INTERVIEW WITH AXELBANK REPORTS HISTORY AND TODAY PODCAST SERIES
It was great to talk with journalist Evan Axelbank about my book, Gendered Citizenship, for his podcast series. Listen to the episode here.
INTERVIEW WITH NEW BOOKS NETWORK PODCAST SERIES
I had an amazing time talking about my book, Gendered Citizenship: The Original Conflict over the Equal Rights Amendment, 1920-1963, with Dr. Susan Liebell for the New Books in Politics and Society of the New Books Network. Check out the podcast episode. Listen Now.
INTERVIEW WITH UNSUNG HISTORY PODCAST SERIES.
Listen as I dive into my book's contributions to the history of the ERA and what the original ERA conflict can tell us about the history of U.S. citizenship.
~LIBATIONS IN THE LIBRARY!
If you weren't able to make it to the virtual book party for Gendered Citizenship and Her Cold War, you can watch the recording here. Enjoy!
INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR BUZZKILL'S HISTORY PODCAST SERIES
Listen to hear me discuss my book and the complicated history of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). I also go over the possibilities for the ERA's eventual inclusion in the US Constitution.
WHO HAS BEEN LEFT OUT OF THE HISTORY OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT BATTLE? MEN.
My latest opinion piece in the Washington Post looks at the influential ways men have contributed to the conflict over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). I argue that we can gain a better understanding of the ERA's trajectory, if we reinsert men back into the ERA's historical narrative. Read More.
THE 1940S FIGHT AGAINST THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT WAS BIPARTISAN AND CROSSED IDEOLOGICAL LINES
My opinion piece in History News Network looks at how conservative and liberal ERA opponents worked together in the late 1940s to stop the ERA. Read More.
2021 COULD FINALLY BE THE MOMENT FOR THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
In my opinion piece for the Washington Post, I explore the early history of the ERA and what it can tell us about the ERA's current momentum. As I argue, the dramatic increase in support for the ERA in the 1930s and 1940s suggests that the current social upheaval created by the pandemic may have produced an opportunity for ERA supporters to finally push the ERA forward. Read more.
"FOCUS ON: THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT," PODCAST INTERVIEW FOR FOCUS FEATURES FILMS.
January 7, 2019
This podcast, which was produced by the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist, Jane Marie, looks at the history of the Equal Rights Amendment to celebrate the release of On the Basis of Sex, a Focus Features' film. In this interview, I discuss the often overlooked history of the ERA during the 1930s through the 1950s. Listen here.
"AMERICA HAS NEVER NOT HAD A CHILD CARE PROBLEM"
February 9, 2017
In this article for New America, I look at the history of child care in the United states. I argue that women have always worked in ways that have extended beyond their conventional roles as mothers. Moreover, I contend that the lack of a functioning and affordable child care system in America has perpetuated the inequitable sexual division of labor and has forced many families to rely on scattered and sometimes risky child care options. Read More.
"THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT AND THE RISE OF EMANCIPATIONISM, 1932-1946"
For this article in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers, I unravel the dramatic increase in support for the Equal Rights Amendment that began during the Great Depression and accelerated during World War II. Read More.