The Hans Sigrist Foundation at the University of Bern in Switzerland, has awarded the prestigious 2014 Hans Sigrist Prize to Yale Professor Jennifer Klein, for her contribution to the field of “Women and Precarity: Historical Perspectives”. Professor Klein’s research on the history and development of social security in the U.S.A., as well as her research on the history of care work, brilliantly combines social, economic, political and gender history. By applying a multi-perspective approach which takes into account all parties involved, as well as the interdependence of complex dynamics, Jennifer Klein has rewritten the history of the social state.
As a part of the week leading up to the award of the Hans Sigrist Prize, Klein gave a keynote address at the Foundation’s annual symposium, attracting a large crowd of interested listeners and separately spoke to students in the history department about her research. Klein was officially presented the prize at the University of Bern’s Annual “Dies Academicus” ceremony, on Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Bern, Switzerland.
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