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Lizabeth Cohen

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Harvard University

Full Biography

Lizabeth Cohen is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies and a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of History at Harvard. From 2011-18 she was the dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. In addition to Saving America’s Cities (2019), she is the author of Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 (1990), winner of the Bancroft Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer, and A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America (2003).