Graduate Student Bios

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Caitlin Wiesner
Current Research: Women's and Gender History, African American

Caitlin is currently a fourth year PhD student specializing in women's and gender history in the 20th century United States. She earned her B.A. with Distinguished Honors in History and Women's & Gender Studies from The College of New Jersey in 2015. Her research interests include the history of feminism, sexual violence, African American women's activism, and crime control in the late 20th century United States. Her forthcoming dissertation explores the anti-rape activism of African American women in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. during the 1970s and 1980s, as the state agencies created by the "War on Crime" annexed the feminist movement against sexual violence.