Friday, September 10, 2010

Introducing Kirsten Swinth

I'd like to introduce guest blogger Kirsten Swinth, who is an Associate Professor in the History department at Fordham and directed the American Studies program from 2003 to 2008. She is working on a study of the gender revolution accompanying the rise of a postindustrial service economy in the United States (Competition and Care in the New Economy: The Making of the “Working Family”, forthcoming). She has also written about the American art world, the Progressive Era, and social reform movements. She is currently on leave from Fordham, living and writing in Maputo, Mozambique with her two children and her husband, who works for the United Nations Development Program there.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing how Professor Swinth brings an American Studies perspective to a situation in Mozambique that--as you know if you're following the news--is fascinating and volatile.

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