WRITING AND MEDIA

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JUSTICE ALITO'S LEAKED DRAFT DECISION AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS AS CITIZENS

May 2022

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

April 2022

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

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DIY DEMOCRACY PODCAST EPISODE ON GENDERED CITIZENSHIP 

April 2022

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

April 2022

I had a great time talking with the Civics and Coffee podcast series about my book, Gendered Citizenship. To learn more about the original conflict over the Equal Rights Amendment, listen now

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WATCH MY BOOK TALK ON C-SPAN

January 2022

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

January 2022

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

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INTERVIEW WITH THE DOCKET: LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW 

January 2022

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

January 2022

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

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"THE ARDUOUS EFFORT TO DRAFT THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT," BOOK TALK WITH THE ALICE PAUL INSTITUTE

November 2021

I had a wonderful time talking with the Alice Paul Institute about my new book, Gendered Citizenship, and the arduous effort to draft the Equal Rights Amendment. You can watch the talk here

WOMEN ON WEDNESDAYS BOOK TALK EVENT WITH THE WOMEN & POLITICS INSTITUTE AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

November 2021

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. 

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THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHT TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE

November 2021

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

October 2021

It was great to talk with journalist Evan Axelbank about my book, Gendered Citizenship, for his podcast series. Listen to the episode here

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INTERVIEW WITH NEW BOOKS NETWORK PODCAST SERIES

October 2021

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.

October 2021

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. 

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~LIBATIONS IN THE LIBRARY!

October 2021

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

September 2021

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. 

Listen here. 

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WHO HAS BEEN LEFT OUT OF THE HISTORY OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT BATTLE? MEN.

July 2021

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

May 2021

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

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2021 COULD FINALLY BE THE MOMENT FOR THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

March 2021

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 Sexa Focus Features' film. In this interview, I discuss the often overlooked history of the ERA during the 1930s through the 1950s. Listen here

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"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"

November 2017

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

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