Dr. Jane Berger
Associate Professor of History
Office: Comenius Hall 308
Ph.D.,The Ohio State University
Teaching: I teach courses in modern U.S. history. Topics of my courses include politics and protest, race and citizenship, women’s history, and recent U.S. history.
Current Research: I am currently working on a book on the historical causes of late twentieth century urban poverty in the United States.
A New Working Class. The Legacies of Public-Sector Employment in the Civil Rights Movement. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021
Articles and Chapters:
- “'A Lot Closer To What It Ought To Be:' Black Women and Public Sector Employment in Baltimore, 1950-1970,” in Robert Zieger, ed., Life and Labor in the New New South (Gainesville, University of Florida Press, 2012).
- "'There is tragedy on both sides of the layoffs:' Public Sector Privatization and the Urban Crisis in Baltimore,"International Labor and Working-Class History (Spring 2007) 29-49.
- “Uncommon Schools: Institutionalizing Deafness in Early Nineteenth-Century America,” in Shelley Tremain, ed., Foucault and the Government of Disability (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005).
- Francis Ryan, AFSCME'S Philadelphia Story: Municipal Workers and Urban Power in the Twentieth Century, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 65, No.1 (2012).
- James T. Fisher, On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, The Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York, Industrial and Labor Relations Review (July 2010) 569-570.
- Mary Patrice Erdmans, The Grasinski Girls: The Choices They Had and the Choices They Made, Michigan Historical Review (Fall 2005) 163-164.
- Paul K. Longmore and Lauri Umansky, eds., The New Disability History: American Perspectives, The Historian (Winter, 2003), 459-460.