About the presenterSpring Week on Campus 2018
Associate Professor Jennifer Frost
Jennifer Frost is United States women’s historian, focused on social, cultural, and political developments in the twentieth-century United States. She received her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of several books, most recently Producer of Controversy: Stanley Kramer, Hollywood Liberalism, and the Cold War (2017). Her focus now is on the campaign for youth voting rights in the United States, which culminated in the 26th Amendment to the Constitution in 1971. The book is tentatively titled “Let Us Vote”: Youth Voting Rights and the 26th Amendment. 2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of this enfranchisement of 18-20 year olds, the last significant expansion of US voting rights and supported by a broad and bipartisan coalition.