• She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt & the American Worker

A talk by Brigid O'Farrell, an independent scholar and author

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
10th floor Large Conference Room (10-100), 73 Tremont St

Brigid O'Farrell is an independent scholar whose research and writing focus on employment equity, especially for women in nontraditional jobs, and labor history. O'Farrell is currently affiliated with the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, George Washington University, and has held positions as affiliated scholar at Stanford University's Institute for Research on Women and Gender and study director at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences. She has written or edited seven books and her articles and presentations range from academic journals to union audiences. Her latest book, "She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker," tells the story of Eleanor Roosevelt's deep commitment to the labor movement. O'Farrell is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Industrial and Labor Relations Association, and the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office, the History Department, the Government Department, the American Studies Program, and the Women's & Gender Studies Program. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

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