Assistant Professor of History
Primary Academic Program: Historical Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): American Studies
Biography:Jeannette Estruth specializes in U.S. history and is at work on a political history of Silicon Valley. Her publications include “Who Cleans Up Online? Reproductive Labor and High-Technology’s Long War on People of Color,” Nichons-Nous Dans L’Internet (2019); “The Techno-Metropolis, Capitalism, and Climate Change,” Environmental History Now (forthcoming); “Subcontracting: Silicon Valley’s Riskiest Work,” Washington Post (2017); and “Visions for the Suburban City in the Age of Decolonization: Chicana Activism in the Silicon Valley, 1965–75,” in Women’s Activism and “Second Wave” Feminism: Transnational Histories (Bloomsbury Press, 2017). She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Affiliated Scholar at Harvard University’s Berkman-Klein Center; Visiting Scholar at the University of California Science and Justice Research Center, Santa Cruz; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in History; Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship, New York University; Fulbright Teaching Fellow, Budapest, Hungary; and NYU’s Global Research Institute Provost’s Fellowship, London and Washington, D.C. Invited talks include “Citizen Boards and Workers’ Unions,” Harvard Law School Festival of Ideas; “High-Technology and the American Middle Class,” Trinity College Center for Urban and Global Studies; “Technological Metropolis: Silicon Valley Connections,” Western History Association’s 2018 Conference in San Antonio; and “Environmental Externalization and the Making of the Silicon Valley,” at the New-York Historical Society.” Estruth has taught courses ranging in subject from U.S. history before and after 1865 to the politics of American food.
BA, Vassar College; PhD, New York University; additional studies, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. At Bard since 2019.