2018 - present

Invited Lectures

Women Demand Equity: From Voting Rights to Work Conditions,” Wilton Historical Society, Wilton, CT (March 2023)

Colonialism and Puerto Rican Resistance: History and Political Education,” New Britain Racial Justice Coalition, virtual

New Britain, CT (Oct 2022)

Why Dobbs v. Jackson?: A History of Reproductive Rights Debates,” Avon Free Public Library, virtual

Avon, CT (June 2022)

“Women and Global Industrialization: From Puerto Rican Needleworkers to Export Processing Zones,” UK Women’s History Network, virtual

London, England (Feb 2021)

“Puerto Rican Needleworkers Are American Workers,” Women’s History Month Series, Holyoke Community College

Holyoke, MA (March 2020)

“From Crystal Lee to Norma Rae: Making Millions Off the Story of a Working Poor Woman,” History of Capitalism Seminar Series, Newberry Library

Chicago, IL (May 2019)


“Creating Norma Rae: Textile & Garment Workers Lost Behind a Pop Icon,” Moses Greeley Parker Lecture, Lowell National Historical Park

Lowell, MA (March 2019)


Norma Rae: From Diverse Women Workers to a Solitary Movie Image,” Chief Diversity Officer Luncheon, Wiggin & Dana Law Firm

New Haven, CT (March 2019)

“Norma Rae Moment: The Triumphant ‘Working Class’ Individual and the Reagan Years,” History Department Lecture, Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT (Oct 2018)


“Always Cheaper Production: Land and Labor from European Colonialism to U.S. Imperialism,” Geography Seminar

UConn (Sept 2018)