Julilly Kohler-Hausmann is an Assistant Professor of History at Cornell University. She is the author of Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America (Princeton University Press, 2017). Her new project is a history of American democracy in the decades after the 1965 Voting Rights Act that centers people who did not or could not vote. It focuses on the politics of abstention, immigration, felon disenfranchisement, and voter fraud. She has held fellowships from the American Association of University Women, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. Her writing has been published in the Journal of American History, Journal of Social History, Journal of Urban History, New York Times, and the edited collection Challenging the Prison-Industrial Complex. Prior to graduate school, Julilly spent six years organizing around labor, welfare, and antipoverty issues.
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