My book Caught in the Crossfire grew out of my lifelong passion for novels and movies (especially crime fiction and film noir), a commitment to progressive politics past and present, and a critical moment of archival serendipity. As I was beginning my dissertation research, I took a trip to the State Historical Society in Madison,… Read More How I Got Caught in the Crossfire
I knew fairly early on in my graduate training that I was not going to follow a conventional academic path. I’d started UW-Madison’s PhD program in women’s history in 1985 on fire with feminism and ready to change the world. By early spring of 1987 I knew I wanted to be “out there” rather than… Read More #alt ac before #alt ac was cool.