Ellen Herman

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Ellen Herman

"I am a historian of the modern United States with special interests in the human sciences, social engineering, and therapeutic culture. My most recent book is Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States (University of Chicago Press, 2008). I have also written two other books. One is about the impact of psychology on public policy and culture during and after World War II: The Romance of American Psychology: Political Culture in the Age of Experts (University of California Press, 1995). The other is a contribution to a series of books for young readers on "Issues in Lesbian and Gay Life": Psychiatry, Psychology, and Homosexuality (New York: Chelsea House, 1995). In recent years, my work has been supported by fellowships at Harvard Law School and Radcliffe's Bunting Institute, as well as by a major research grant from the Science and Technology Studies Program of the National Science Foundation." [1]


  • "The Career of Cold War Psychology", Radical History Review, 63:52-a5 1995.

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  1. Ellen Herman, uoregon, accessed October 7, 2009.