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Little Cold Warriors: Child Sponsorship and International Affairs
Presented at the German Historical Institute, Adolescent Ambassadors: Twentieth Century Youth Organizations and International Relations Workshop, Washington, D.C., March 23-24, 2012
"Parents Across the Sea": Fictive Kinship and the Rehabilitation of Children in Post-World War II Europe
Presented at the Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth, Columbia University in the City of New York, June 23-25, 2011
"An Orphan Age": Fictive Kinship and the Rehabilitation of Children in Post-World War II Europe
Presentations & Papers
Between Deprivation and Depravation: Social Work, Poverty and the Family Service of New Haven
Presented at the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Colloquium, Yale University, New Haven, CT, December 7, 2009
Copies of papers are available upon request.
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Photo: CCF World News, mid-1960s, ChildFund, Richmond, VA.
Building a Family of Nations: American Voluntary Agencies and Children Overseas During the Cold War Era


Presented at the Upstate New York Women's History Organization Conference, Binghamton University, April 21, 2012

Paper presented at the Policy History Conference, Richmond, VA, June 6-9, 2012
Natives of the Future: Children, American Voluntary Agencies and Modernization in the Developing World, 1950s-1960s
Paper presented at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Conference, Hartford, CT, June 28-30, 2012
"Free (from the inside)": American Voluntary Organizations, Asian Children, and the Cold War
Paper presented at Children and War: Past and Present, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 10-12, 2013
"Rehabilitation Through Personal Contact": Child Sponsorship Programs in Post-World War II Europe
Paper presented at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Conference, Arlington, VA, June 20-22, 2013
The Seeds of Totalitarianism: American Voluntary Agencies and the German Family in U.S.-Occupied Germany
"The Free Child's Armor": American Child Welfare and the Cold War
Paper presented at the GWU-UCSB-LSE graduate student conference on the Cold War, George Washington University, April 26-27, 2013
Natives of the Future: Children and U.S. Foreign Development during the Cold War Era
Paper presented at the American Historical Association Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2-5, 2014
Parent to the World: American Child Sponsorship Programs in the Cold War Era
Paper presented at the Adoption and Culture Conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, March 27-29, 2014
"Young Hands across the Sea": Children, International Friendship, and American Foreign Relations after World War II
Paper presented at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, June 19-21, 2014
Publications
Little Cold Warriors: Child Sponsorship and International Affairs
Diplomatic History 38, number 2 (2014): 240-250
Read a copy of the article here
Border-Crossing Babies,” review of The Traffic in Babies: Cross-Border Adoption and Baby-Selling between the United States and Canada, 1930-1972 by Karen A. Balcom, H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews, January 2013
Review of The Forgotten Generation: American Children and World War II by Lisa L. Ossian and The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe’s Families after World War II by Tara Zahra, Journal for the History of Children and Youth 5, number 1 (Winter 2012): 169-173
Manufacturing the Citizens of the Postwar World: Child Welfare and American Reconstruction Efforts after World War II
Paper presented at the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Providence College, October 24-25, 2014
Raising the World: Child Welfare in the American Cetury
My first book is being published by Harvard University Press in March 2015. Click here for more information or to order a copy.