University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Professor Felecia Kornbluh

Felicia Kornbluh

Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies

Felicia Kornbluh, Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies (beginning fall of 2009), holds a B.A. from Harvard-Radcliffe College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Princeton University History Department, the top-ranked history department in the United States. She is a Visiting Research Fellow for 2008-09 at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Her book, The Battle for Welfare Rights, (University of Penn. Press 2007), is now available in paperback and is used widely. She is now writing a general history of the U.S. welfare state, under contract with Routledge Press (co-authors Sonya Michel and Sarah Rose), as well as a monograph on the New York City World's Fair of 1964-1965.

She has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Historical Association, and many other sources, and is an active member of scholarly communities in women's history, women's studies, legal history, legal studies, 20th-century U.S. history, urban history, and the history of public policy. In addition to her career as a scholar, she has a long career as an advocate and activist, especially on issues of women's and children's well-being, and has worked on these issues on Capitol Hill and at several Washington, D.C.-based research think tanks. She has written for numerous academic and non-academic journals.

Her primary interest outside of academic scholarship is politics and public policy. She has a loving 15-year partnership with Anore Horton and she dotes on her two cats, Rio and Lucy. She is a native of New York City and attended Hunter College High School -- to which she plans to return as a distinguished guest sometime during the 2008-09 academic year.

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