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Amy Zanoni
Current Research: American History, Women's and Gender, African-American

Amy Zanoni is a Ph.D. candidate in History and during 2019-2020 holds a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and a Jefferson Scholars National Fellowship. She specializes in the history of social movements, health care and welfare policy, and political economy in the twentieth-century United States. Amy’s dissertation, “Poor Health: Retrenchment and Resistance in Chicago’s Public Hospital, 1945-2002,” uses a single public hospital to illuminate the history of public sector retrenchment, its effects on marginalized populations, and those who fought against it in late twentieth-century Chicago. Her work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Rutgers University Center for Cultural Analysis, the Walter P. Reuther Library, the Illinois State Historical Society, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Amy holds an M.A. in History from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a B.A. in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and English from McGill University.