Graduate Student Bios

Joanna Paxton Federico is a doctoral student specializing in the history of childhood, the family, and healthcare in the 20th century United States. She is currently studying responses to youth violence in the 1990s. Her previous research focused on the role of collective memory in shaping breastfeeding advocacy and maternal/child health policy. She holds a BA in English and Film from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in history from the University of Louisville.