Anna Danziger Halperin

Doctoral Candidate in the Department of History

Columbia University

Anna K. Danziger Halperin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Columbia University. She focuses on comparative social policy, gender, and childhood. Anna graduated from Barnard College in 2006 with a degree in History and Human Rights. Before returning to Columbia, she conducted research on U.S. child care policies and other related issues affecting low-wage working families during her employment with the Urban Institute and the Institute for Women's Policy Research. Her dissertation comparatively analyzes child care policy in Britain and the United States, interrogating conceptions of motherhood, child-rearing, and state interventions in the private realm.

Halperin has recently published, "'Cinderella of the Education System': Margaret Thatcher's Plan for Nursery Expansion in 1970s Britain" in Twentieth Century British History, (advance access, 28 July 2017).