The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community (GGC) will host Felicia Kornbluh, currently Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Professor in the Program in Law and Public Affairs, as guest speaker at the Gender and Security student fellows bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Participation in this event is open to Gender and Security student fellows only.
Professor Felicia Kornbluh is currently Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Professor in Princeton University's Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA). She is an advocate and writer, as well as a scholar and teacher, who has served on the Vermont Commission on Women and as president of United Academics, the UVM faculty union (AFT/AAUP). Kornbluh’s roots lie in advocacy for women and children. In high school, she was Senior Editor of Children’s Express news service, and after college served as a staff member at the US House Committee on Children, Youth, and Families and two Washington, DC-based think tanks. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and is Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America-Vermont Action Fund. Kornbluh’s research and writing concern the history of social and economic policy in the modern United States, and the role of grassroots social movements in making policy change. Her first book, The Battle for Welfare Rights, focused on a movement of low-income women and their allies in New York City and nationally. Her second, Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform in Feminist Perspective (co-authored with Gwendolyn Mink) chronicled the history of the 1996 welfare reform. Professor Kornbluh received her BA from Harvard-Radcliffe College and her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is now at work on two projects, a collection of her own essays about grassroots movements and public policy and a monograph on reproductive rights and reproductive justice entitled “How to Fight a War on Women.”