Professor of History
Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Harriet Alonso holds a Ph.d. in History. She is the author of five books and many articles and book reviews. Her book, Growing Up Abolitionist: The Story of the Garrison Children received the Warren F. Kuehl Book Award from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. She has also received an article prize, an NEH Research Fellowship, and two teaching awards. Alonso is also a member of the faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook
MA Sarah Lawrence College
MA New York University
BS New York University
Women in U.S. History
The Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Biography and the Antislavery Movement
Family in U.S. History
The History of Childhood in America
Professor Alonso is a peace historian with emphases in women's history, biography, social movements and theater history.
Yip Harburg: Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist (Wesleyan University Press, 2012)
Robert E. Sherwood: The Playwright in Peace and War (University of Massachusetts Press, 2007)
Growing Up Abolitionist: The Story of the Garrison Children (University of Massachusetts Press, 2002)
Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights (Syracuse University Press, 1993)
The Women's Peace Union and the Outlawry of War, 1921-1942 (University of Tennessee Press, 1989, Syracuse University Press, 1997--paperback)
Guest Editor, Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 36, #1 (January, 2011): "Honoring Jane Addams"
Co-Guest Editor with Miguel Alonso and Charles Howlett, Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 34, #4 (October, 2009): "Educating for Peace and Social Justice"
Introduction to reprint of Jame Addams, Emily Greene Balch, and Alice Hamilton, Women at The Hague (1915); University of Illinois Press, 2003, pp. vii-xl.
Guest Editor, Women's History Review 14, #1 (2002): "The Meeting of Politics and Performance in U.S. Women's History"
Co-Guest Editor with John Chambers, Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 20, #4: "Peace and War Issues: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Historical Perspective.