Lisa Fine

Lisa FineLisa Fine received her undergraduate degree from the New York State School for Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and her M.A. and Ph.D in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Professor of History and her specialty is US Labor, Working Class, and Women’s and Gender History. Dr. Fine is the author of several articles and two books: The Souls of the Skyscraper: Female Clerical Workers in Chicago, 1870-1930, Temple University Press, 1990; and The Story of Reo Joe: Work, Kin, and Community in Autotown, USA, Temple University Press, 2004. The latter won several awards, including the Michigan Notable Book Award. Her present research project is on the relationship between the twentieth century U.S. working class and the land.

She is currently the Co-Director of the Center for Gender in Global Context in International Studies and Programs.

Research interests: Twentieth Century U.S., Gender and Women’s History, Labor and Working-Class History

Position: Professor
Co-Director, Center for Gender in Global Context, 206 International Studies and Programs

Field: 20th Century, Labor and Working Class, Women & Gender

Region: United States

Office: 350A Old Horticulture

Office Hours: Thursday 10:00-12:00


Phone: (517) 884-4963


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