Lana PovitzAdjunct Instructor
Lana Dee Povitz is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University. She earned her PhD in History at NYU and specializes in the history of food, gender, U.S. social movements, and New York City. In 2016, Povitz was a fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society. She is completing her book manuscript, Movement Stirrings: Food Activism in New York City, 1969-2003, and conducting research for her second project, A Slow Burn: Activist Lives After Women’s Liberation and the Early AIDS Movement, an exploration of activist trajectories and generational difference. She teaches One Hundred Years of Activism: Radical NYC from the Progressive Era to Today at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.
Explore NYC’s rich history of political activism, including the fight for workers’ rights, racial justice, and gender and sexual equality.