Suzanne Kahn

Email: smk2175@columbia.edu
Field: American
Advisor: Alice Kessler-Harris
Year: 2009

Suzanne Kahn is a Ph.D. candidate in the U.S. History program. She works at the intersection of legal history, women’s history, and American Political Development. Her dissertation, “Divorce and the Politics of the Social Welfare Regime, 1969-2001,” examines how rising divorce rates shaped the politics and policies around women’s access to economic resources.

Suzanne’s research has been supported by fellowships from the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation and the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. In 2013, she was fellow at the J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Suzanne received her B.A. with honors in history from Yale University in 2007. Before returning to graduate school she worked on the Service Employees International Union’s campaign for health care reform.