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303. History Since 1715[X]
1Name:  Dr. Paula S. Fass
 Institution:  University of California, Berkeley; Rutgers University, New Brunswick
 Year Elected:  2011
 Class:  3. Social Sciences
 Subdivision:  303. History Since 1715
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1947
Paula S. Fass is the Professor of the Graduate School and Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, where she has taught for the past four decades. She has also been the Distinguished Visitor in Residence at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Trained as a social and cultural historian of the United States at Columbia University, she has over the last decade been active in developing the field of children's history and worked to make this an interdisciplinary field with a global perspective. She was the president of the Society of the History of Children and Youth, which she helped to found, from 2007-2009. Her books include Children of a New World: Society, Culture, and Globalization (2007); Kidnapped: Child Abduction in America (1997); Outside In: Minorities and the Transformation of American Education (1989); The Damned and the Beautiful: American Youth in the 1920s (1977). With Mary Ann Mason, she edited Childhood in America (2000), the first anthology in children's history, a project she carried forward as Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society (2004). She is currently editing the Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World. Inheriting the Holocaust: A Second Generation Memoir (2009) her most recent book, is a family memoir that recounts and examines her experiences as the daughter of concentration camp victims eager to understand the history of her new country and culture. Paula Fass has contributed to many collections in areas such as education, immigration, globalization, children's history and children's policy. She has toured Italy as a Department of State lecturer, and has also lectured in Sweden (as the Kerstin Hesselgren Professor of the Swedish Research Council), Poland, Chile, France, Turkey, and Israel. Paula Fass often appears on radio and television as a commentator on childhood in history and contemporary culture and has been widely interviewed on celebrity trials and the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. She is working on a history of American parent-child relations over the course of two hundred years, from the founding of the republic through the global era.
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