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

Amy Zanoni is a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. and Women's & Gender History at Rutgers University and an Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow in History Education at the Museum of the City of New York (2018-2019). She is a public historian and specialist in the histories of social movements, healthcare and welfare policy, and political economy in the postwar 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 Rutgers University Center for Cultural Analysis, the Walter P. Reuther Library, the Illinois State Historical Society, and the University of Illinois at Chicago Library. 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.