Felicia Kornbluh

2019-2020 LAPA Fellow

Home Institution, University of Vermont

LAPA Fellow, 2019-2020

LAPA Fellow

 345 Wallace Hall

 Website

 kornbluh@princeton.edu

 609-258-5576

 609-258-0922

Professor Kornbluh is an advocate and writer, as well as a scholar and teacher, who has served on the Vermont Commission on Women and as president of United Academics, the UVM faculty union (AFT/AAUP).  Kornbluh’s roots lie in advocacy for women and children.  In high school, she was Senior Editor of Children’s Express news service, and after college served as a staff member at the U.S. House Committee on Children, Youth, and Families and two Washington, D.C.-based think tanks.  She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and is Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America-Vermont Action Fund.  Kornbluh’s research and writing concern the history of social and economic policy in the modern United States, and the role of grassroots social movements in making policy change.  Her first book, The Battle for Welfare Rights, focused on a movement of low-income women and their allies in New York City and nationally.  Her second, Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform in Feminist Perspective (co-authored with Gwendolyn Mink) chronicled the history of the 1996 welfare reform.  Professor Kornbluh received her BA from Harvard-Radcliffe College and her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is now at work on two projects, a collection of her own essays about grassroots movements and public policy and a monograph on reproductive rights and reproductive justice entitled “How to Fight a War on Women.”