Brooke K Depenbusch
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota and am completing my dissertation “Down and Out in the USA: General Relief and the Politics of Precarity in the Shadow of the Welfare State, 1935-1962." By bringing the political history of the welfare state into conversation with the social history of economic insecurity, my dissertation transforms our understanding of American politics, the state, and the political economy of inequality. I have research and teaching interests in American Political History, Policy and Social Welfare History, History of Women and Gender, History of Capitalism and Work, and Legal History.