2021 AAHM – Madness in Michigan

Link to Presentation's PowerPoint Good morning, everyone. Before we begin, for anyone who would find it helpful, the text version of today’s talk is already available on my website, kateeoconnor.com/talks. I have also dropped a link in the chat. Today, I am going to present a small portion of my ongoing dissertation research on Michigan’s … Continue reading 2021 AAHM – Madness in Michigan

ASA 2018 – Fighting for Their Future: Youth Resistance to Michigan’s Eugenics Laws, 1910s-1940s

Link to PowerPoint Thank you all for coming. Today’s talk will briefly outline both the invisibility and hypervisibility of eugenic segregation and sterilizations in Michigan over the course of the 20th century. I will tell you two stories of resistance to Michigan’s eugenics laws; one successful, one not. They both take place in Michigan’s first and … Continue reading ASA 2018 – Fighting for Their Future: Youth Resistance to Michigan’s Eugenics Laws, 1910s-1940s