About the Author:
Dr. Lorraine Coons holds a PhD from New York University in the area of Modern European Social History. Her area of research interest is European social and women’s history. Publications include the books "Orphans" of the Sweated Trades: Women Homeworkers in the Parisian Garment Industry (1860-1915) and “Tourist Third Cabin”: Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years (co-authored with Dr. Alexander Varias). She is chair of Chestnut Hill College’s History and Political Science Department, teaches courses on modern Europe and Women’s and Social History, and coordinates the college’s Women’s Studies Minor program.