Justine Modica is a PhD candidate in United States History. Her research examines the history of child care labor from the 1970s to the early 2000s. She looks at how various constituencies, including nanny professionalization organizations, immigrant rights advocacy groups, federal agencies, municipal task forces, nanny and domestic worker placement agencies, and labor unions defined the value of child care labor and, in doing so, articulated a vision of how American children should be raised and who should raise them. She is also completing a PhD minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Justine is a 2020-2021 Mellon Fellow and was a 2019-2020 Graduate Dissertation Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She was awarded a 2020 Centennial Teaching Award and was the 2019 VPGE Graduate Feminist Scholar of the Year. She has also received the Graduate Student Council Diversity Advocacy Committee's Excellence in Advocacy Award.
Prior to pursuing her PhD at Stanford, Justine was the Director of College Completion at Collegiate Academies in New Orleans, LA, and served as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
Winter 2018: HISTORY 68S / AFRICAAM 68S / AMSTUD 68S / URBANSTUD 68S: New Orleans: An American City?
Spring 2020: HISTORY 253L / AFRICAAM 253 / FEMGEN 253L: Caring Labor in the United States