Lightning Lectures in Environment, Health, and History: Countdown to Zero: A History of Grassroots Population Activism in the US, 1968-1991; by Caitlin Fendley

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March 29, 2021 to March 29, 2024
Indiana, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Demographic History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Political History / Studies

H-Envirohealth announces a new series, Lightning Lectures in Environment, Health, and History.  These lectures, generally of two minutes or less, highlight research projects at the intersection of environmental and health or medical history and their relevance to contemporary events.

Caitlin Fendley, "Countdown to Zero: A History of Grassroots Population Activism in the US, 1968-1991"

Caitlin Fendley is a PhD Candidate in History at Purdue University. Her dissertation examines grassroots population activism in the United States from the 1960s to 1990s, using oral histories to better understand how various individuals and groups sought to deal with the population crisis, advocate for reproductive rights, and challenge pronatalism.

We envision this as an opportunity to feature and promote new scholarship important for today’s issues.  We especially look to highlight the work of recent Ph.D.s, and junior and independent scholars.  Anyone wishing to contribute, please contact us both to inform us of your interest and send us a one-to-two sentence sketch of your proposed topic: H-Envirohealth Co-Editors Amy Hay and Christopher Sellers Mini-lectures should be two minutes or less and self-produced, using Zoom or any other widely available software. 

Contact Info: 

Christopher Sellers

History Department

Stony Brook University