Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Siena History Professor Receives Barbieri Grant

Dr. Wendy Pojmann, assistant professor of history, has been awarded a $5,000 Barbieri Grant (Trinity College Research Grant in Modern Italian History) to support her research project entitled "Italian Women's Associations in International Women's Movements during the Cold War".
This book-length study will analyze the histories of Italy's largest women's associations,the Communist/Socialist Unione Donne Italiane and the Catholic Centro Italiano Femminile, in the context of post-World War II political divisions at the national and international levels, showing how projects for the emancipation of women were complicated by Cold War rivalries. Through their participation in a new kind of international women's movement, the UDI and the CIF reflected the Italian phenomenon of bipolarism in one country while at the same time carving out an international role for European women. Dr. Pojmann will deliver a public talk on her research at Trinity College during the 2009-2010 academic year.

Thanks go to Alfredo Medina from Academic Affairs for the press release.

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