Amy Zanoni

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Julilly Kohler-Hausmann
Cornell University


Amy Zanoni is completing her Ph.D. in history at Rutgers University and starting in fall 2020, will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. She specializes in the history of social movements, health care and welfare policy, and political economy in the twentieth-century United States. Her dissertation, “Poor Health: Retrenchment and Resistance in Chicago’s Public Hospital, 1950s-1990s,” examines how the public hospital functioned as part of the U.S. welfare state in the late twentieth century, and recovers competing visions for the public sector in a period associated with anti-government consensus. Zanoni’s work has been supported by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Religion and Ethics, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in History Education, the Rutgers University Center for Cultural Analysis Graduate Fellowship, and the Rutgers/New Jersey Council for the Humanities Public Humanities Fellowship, as well as research grants from the American Historical Association, the Walter P. Reuther Library, the Illinois State Historical Society, and University of Illinois at Chicago. She received an M.A. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a B.A. from McGill University.

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