Location: The Vershbow Special Collections Reading Room on the Second Floor
Field Report: Boston Athenæum Fellow Ariane Liazos
Please join Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellow Ariane Liazos for a report on her research in the Boston Athenæum’s special collections, entitled, “Something Ought to Be Done”: Moorfield Storey and Struggles for Racial Justice, Self-Determination, and Human Rights.
Ariane Liazos is a research advisor in the social sciences and lecturer at the Harvard Extension School. She has previously taught in the history department at Harvard University, the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard, the Harvard College Writing Program, and the Princeton Writing Program. She holds a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Swarthmore College and a master's degree and PhD in history from Harvard University. She has recently completed a manuscript entitled Reforming the City: The Contested Origins of Urban Government, 1890-1930, which will be published by Columbia University Press this November. This book explores urban reform in the progressive era, examining the ways in which reformers, social scientists, and citizens across the country attempted to create new political institutions that embodied changing ideals of democracy. With Theda Skocpol and Marshall Ganz, she is co-author of What a Mighty Power We Can Be: African American Fraternal Orders and the Struggle for Racial Equality (Princeton University Press, 2008), winner of the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award from the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities of the American Sociological Association.