American Women, American Citizens: 1920-1948




New York, NY and Online


May 21 and June 11, 2024 (virtual orientation); July 8-19, 2024 (residential); August 13, September 10, and November 12, 2024 (virtual follow-up)


3 weeks


Summer Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




American Women, American Citizens: 1920-1948 will engage participants in groundbreaking new scholarship, dialogue with leaders in the field, primary source research, and meaningful curriculum projects to examine the ways in which a diverse array of women redefined what it meant to be an American in the 1920s-1940s. This institute will include virtual and residential pieces with the goal of providing an immersive experience in New York City, followed by supports that will help participants bring the work back into the classroom.

Project Director(s)

Leslie Hayes; Nick Juravich

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Erin D. Chapman; Mae Ngai; Cheryl Hicks; LaShawn Harris; Sarah McNamara; Allison Robinson; Elaine Tyler May

Grantee Institution

New-York Historical Society