Laura Ettinger (PhD '99) is working on a research project, funded by the National Science Foundation, that investigates the careers and lives of a varied group of American women engineers who graduated from college in the 1970s, a time when a small but growing cohort of women entered the profession. With filmmaker Zac Miller, she has produced an award-winning short documentary, "Trailblazers: The Untold Stories of Six Women Engineers," and three award-winning educational videos in the Inspire! Educational Video Collection.
Douglas Flowe (PhD '14) received the American Historical Association's 2021 Littleton-Griswold Prize for his book, Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York (University of North Carolina Press, 2020). The annual prize honors the best book in any subject on the history of American law and society.
Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild (PhD '76) recently published an article entitled “The First All-Russian Women’s Congress: ‘The Women’s Parliament’” in The Routledge Handbook of Gender in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Routledge, 2021). She is a recent recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies. An executive producer of the documentary film Left on Pearl: Women Take Over 888 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, which will soon be available on major streaming platforms, she also appears in the film WBCN and the American Revolution. She is a coordinator of the Women, Gender and Post-Socialism Workshop at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.