Faculty


Sarah Fried-Gintis

Lecturer

Contact Information
E-mail: sfried@email.usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-4940
Office: SOS 254

 

Biographical Sketch

Sarah Fried-Gintis is a cultural historian of the United States who specializes in the histories of women, gender, and the performing arts in the twentieth-century. In September 2010 she defended her dissertation, "Elevated: Ballet and Culture in the United States, World War II to the National Endowment for the Arts," which examines the invention of ballet as a form of high culture in the United States. She currently serves as the Program Manager of the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program at USC. Sarah lives in the San Fernando Valley with her husband and 2 daughters and welcomes inquiries into her research, the USC graduate program, and the USC WiSE Program.

Education

  • B.S. , Vanderbilt Univ, 5/2002
  • M.A. History, University of Southern California, 12/2006
  • Ph.D. History, University of Southern California, 12/2010

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History


    Visiting and Temporary Appointments
    • Adjunct Faculty, California State University, Fullerton, 2011-2012   

    Other Employment
    • Program Manager, WISE, University of Southern California, 2011-  

    Description of Research

    Research Specialties
    Twentieth-century U.S. history, women's history, gender studies, visual studies, the history of the performing arts, dance history.

    Conferences and Other Presentations


    Other Presentations
    • "Femininity, Sexuality, and the Ballerina: Pointe-Shoes and Pin-ups in the United States in the 1950s", Annual Conference, American Historical Association, San Diego, CA, 2009-2010   
    • "Turning Point: Ballet in the Post-World War II Era", Annual Conference, Society of Dance History Scholars, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2008-2009   
    • "’I Want to Be A Dancer:’ The Dissemination of Ballet in American Culture, 1945-1965", Annual Conference , Western Association of Women's Historians, Vancouver, Canada, 2007-2008   

    Honors and Awards

    • Dean Joan Metcalf Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2009-2010   
    • Roberta Persinger Foulke Summer Research Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2009-2010   
    • Genders Studies Summer Research Grant, University of Southern California , 2007-2008   
    • Visual Studies Summer Research Grant, University of Southern California , 2007-2008   




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  • Social Sciences Building (SOS) 153
  • Los Angeles, CA
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