Dr. Dorothy Sue Cobble has been awarded the 2016 Kerstin Hesselgren Visiting Professorship, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council and given to a "foreign prominent internationally-recognized female researcher in the social sciences or humanities." The Department of Economic History at Stockholm University nominated Dr. Cobble for the award. During her time in Sweden, Dr. Cobble will enrich Stockholm University's research in order to foster international collaborations.
Dr. Cobble has written numerous articles for anthologies, scholarly journals, general interest magazines, newspapers, and on-line sites. Her essays are frequently reprinted and have been translated into Italian, Swedish, Japanese, and French. She is the recipient of fellowships and research funding from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Charles Warren Center for the Study of American History at Harvard University, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the U. S. Department of Labor, and other sources. She is also an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer, a position that enables her to speak to diverse audiences across the country hosted by colleges, historical societies, museums, and teacher workshops.
The Kerstin Hesselgren Chair was established in honor of Sweden's first female Member of Parliament (Riksdag), who was also the first woman in the International Labour Organisation and Sweden's first delegate to the League of Nations. Kerstin Hesselgren (1872-1962) gained recognition for her expertise in social policy and work on women's rights, as a pioneer of the women´s movement, and for her commitment to the cause of international peace. The research grant is administered by a Swedish university, a Swedish HEI, or another public organisation in Sweden that fulfills the Swedish Research Council’s requirements for administrating organizations.
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