February 12, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Contemporary History: Dependency and the Demobilization from WW II, Feb. 12

The Contemporary History Institute speakers series presents Dr. Laura McEnaney on “The Problem of Caring: Dependency and the Demobilization from World War II” on Thursday, Feb. 12 in Baker 242 at 4:30 pm.

Laura McEnaney

Laura McEnaney

McEnaney is the Nadine Austin Wood Chair in American History at Whittier University, California. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches U.S. history, specializing in the post-1945 era, and her teaching interests range from women and gender, to military and urban history, to social movements. She is the author of Civil Defense Begins at Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties (Princeton University Press, 2000), and she has published scholarly articles in various journals and edited collections. She is currently at work on World War II’s “Postwar”: A Social and Policy History of Peace, 1944-1953, a book manuscript that explores the social and urban history of America’s demobilization from World War II.

Her first article from that project, “Nightmares on Elm Street: Demobilizing in Chicago, 1945-1953,” Journal of American History 92 (March 2006), won the Binkley-Stephenson Award for the best scholarly article published in the JAH that year.

This event is free and open to the public.

One Comment

  1. Anne Huddleston says:

    I am writing re; Dr. Laura McEnaney’s appearance on Feb. 12. Neither the time nor the location is posted here. Nor do I see it on the CHI site, where the link to the information about this speaker links back to this A&S Forum page. Could that be corrected please? Thank you.

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