Sisters of Fire: Exploring Spirituality, Feminist Politics, and Psychotherapy Through the Lives of the Firestone Sisters

For Current Fellows
Monday, November 9, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

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Dajana Denes Walters

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting.


Lana Dee Povitz

Middlebury College

Lana Dee Povitz is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Middlebury College. Her research and teaching focus on US social movements and grassroots politics, women and gender, oral history, food politics, and American Jewry. She is currently at work on a historical biography of three sisters: feminist theorist Shulamith Firestone, psychotherapist Laya Firestone Seghi, and Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone.

Povitz received her PhD in U.S. history from New York University. Her first book, Stirrings: How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice, was published by UNC Press in 2019. She is co-editor of a special forthcoming issue of Histoire sociale /Social History on activist lives.

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