The Body Project was also an important inspiration for Lauren Greenfield's Girl Culture, a photographic exhibition and book, for which Brumberg wrote the introduction. She also has written the introduction for Greenfield's Thin, the book that accompanies the 2006 HBO movie of the same name. In 2004, Brumberg published Kansas Charley, a true story about an adolescent boy and the way he fared in the juvenile justice system.
Brumberg was educated in the public schools in Mount Vernon, New York, received her B.A. from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia. At Cornell, she teaches courses on the history of American women, childhood, and medicine. Her sensitive research and writing about American women and girls has been recognized by the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. She is a fellow of the Society of American Historians.
Joan Brumberg is now lecturing on "More Body Projects," an update of her original book; for further information contact Jodi Solomon Speakers, Boston, MA, at 617-266-3450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also see Joan Jacobs Brumberg's Goodreads profile.
The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls
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