Lisa Levenstein

Levenstein250Lisa Levenstein is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research interests include U.S. women’s history, African American history, global feminism, welfare and poverty, women’s health, U.S. History post-World War II, and he U.S. women’s movement.

Levenstein is the author of A Movement Without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia, (co-winner, Kenneth Jackson Book Award, Urban History Association; Honorable Mention, Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians). Her recent articles include”‘Don’t Agonize, Organize!’ The Displaced Homemakers Campaign and the Contested Goals of 1970s Feminism,” and with Cornelia Hughes Dayton, “The Big Tent of U.S. Women’s and Gender History: A State of the Field.” She was a 2014-15 National Humanities Center Fellow.