Aimee Loiselle

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Aimee Loiselle
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University of Connecticut



Aimee Loiselle is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Connecticut. She specializes in the histories of working women, gender, and race in the modern U.S. and Caribbean, with an emphasis on labor, popular culture, and global capitalism. Her current project studies the 1979 movie “Norma Rae” as an example of contested cultural production and as a pop phenomenon that obscured the conditions of the global textile and garment industry. She is particularly interested in the relationship between Puerto Rican needleworkers and Southern mill hands in the twentieth century. Loiselle received her B.A. in history from Dartmouth College in 1992 and an M.A. from the University of Vermont in 1998. Her teaching experience includes a variety of student backgrounds and settings, such as public high schools, youth programs, adult basic education, and community college. She has also published numerous freelance articles and short fiction in literary journals.


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