2001
Alumni (National Fellow)

Susan Schantz

National Fellow
Degrees:
Ph.D. Brandeis University (2001)
Dream Mentor:
Suzanne Mettler
Cornell University
Fields of Interest:
American Political Development
Labor
Political Economy

Bio:

Susan Schantz received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2001. Her dissertation, “Work, Citizenship, and Welfare: The Institutionalization of the Work Ethic in Work Relief Policies from the New Deal to the Present,” investigated the success and failure of work relief programs and, more specifically, the relationship between the work ethic and the American ideal of democratic citizenship. Schantz examined case studies of work relief programs from three periods of economic change: the New Deal, the Great Society, and the contemporary scene. Schantz was awarded numerous teaching assistantships at Brandeis University and is the co-author of “Best Practices Manual: Massachusetts and National Community Service Commission” (1996).

Thesis Description:

Work, Citizenship, and Welfare: The Institutionalization of the Work Ethic in Work Relief Policies from the New Deal to the Present

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