On April 5th, 2000, President William Clinton stepped to the microphone at the White House Conference on the New Economy and told those gathered that the United States was experiencing “an economic transformation as profound as that that led us into the industrial revolution.” The 1990s was a heady moment for chatter about technological change, especially around personal computers and [...]
As part of the The Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy's "The Political Economy of Racial Inequality" Fall Quarter speaker series, Colin Gordon (History, University of Iowa) will present "Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs." Gordon is an historian of US public policy, political economy, and urban history. He is the author [...]
Sparrow is the author of Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government (2011) and co-editor of Boundaries of the State in US History (2015). His current projects include Sovereign Discipline: the American Extraterritorial State in the Atomic Age and New Leviathan: Rethinking Sovereignty and Political Agency after Total War.
Geismer is currently working on her second book, Doing Good: the Democrats and Neoliberalism from the War on Poverty to the Clinton Foundation. She is co-editor of Shaped by the State: Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century (2019) and author of Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party (2015) You can find a copy of the paper Professor [...]
What comes next upon graduation? What resources does the History department provide for that challenge? How have other historians achieved their “dream job” as university professors? If these questions have crossed your mind, join us for a night of wine and delicious treats as professors Carol Lansing, Cheryl Jimenez Frei and Utathya Chattopadhyaya tell us about their experiences in [...]