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Leandra Zarnow granted NEH summer stipend

Leandra Zarnow, assistant professor of history, has been granted a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

xThe award of $6,000 will support her book project research and writing for “Bella Abzug and the Promise and Peril of the American Left (1920-1998)."

Dr. Zarnow’s grant is part of the $22.8 million in grants for 232 humanities projects awarded by the NEH in its second round of funding this fiscal year.  Summer Stipends support full-time work by a scholar on a humanities project for a period of two months.

Of the nine grants awarded to scholars in Texas, Dr. Zarnow is the only person in Houston to receive one.

Leandra Zarnow earned a BA in American Studies and Government from Smith College and MA and PhD in US History and Doctoral Emphasis Certification in Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Before coming to the University of Houston, Zarnow held a visiting appointment with the University of Toronto’s Center for Study of the United States housed in the Munk School of Global Affairs, served as an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow with the History Department of Stanford University, and held a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for the United States and the Cold War at New York University.

She teaches the second half of the US history survey and an upper-division US women’s history survey.  She also offers undergraduate and graduate courses in US women’s, gender, and sexuality, legal and political history, contemporary history, and rights movements in the US and transnational context.