Speakers on Civil Liberties

Marlene Fried, mgfss@hampshire.edu, is available to speak on abortion and reproductive justice.

She is a Professor of Philosophy and faculty director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College. “Her scholarship and teaching is focused primarily on abortion rights and access, reproductive and sexual rights and health, and legal theory. . . . She is also a long-time reproductive rights activist and was the founding president and served for 21 years on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds” (See https://www.hampshire.edu/faculty/marlene-fried)

Wilbur Miller, wilbur.miller@stonybrook.edu, is available to speak on U.S. social history, police and criminality, Civil War and Reconstruction.

He is a Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. “I became interested in the history of policing when I was an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, during the Free Speech Movement. Observing police behavior then, which seemed quite rough . . . That got me started on a dissertation at Columbia that became my first book, Cops and Bobbies . . . Since then I’ve edited a five-volume encyclopedia, The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America (2012); and currently I’m working on an overview of the history of private policing in the United States.” (See: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/history/people/emeriti/miller.php)

Ellen Schrecker, ellen.schrecker@gmail.com, is available to speak on civil liberties.

She is a Professor of History at Yeshiva University (retired). She has been studying higher education and political repression for over thirty years. The author of Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America, Schrecker is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on that grim period in our nation’s history. Among her other publications are No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities, The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents, and The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Academic Freedom, Corporatization, and the Assault on the University, as well as many popular and scholarly articles and an edited collection of essays, Cold War Triumphalism: Exposing the Misuse of History after the Fall of Communism. She is currently working on a book about the political experiences of American professors during the 1960s and early 1970s.” (See: https://www.oah.org/lectures/lecturers/view/1380/ellen-schrecker/)

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