Guatemalan Fieldwork Published by Sheila Cosminsky ’58

The fieldwork performed by Sheila Cosminsky has documented midwifery and birthing practices in Guatemala for over forty years.  In her book, Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation (2016), she details the history, practice, and future of midwifery in the face of rapidly changing global standards.  

Amy Berkowitz ’01 publishes Tender Points

TENDER POINTS is a narrative fractured by trauma. Named after the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, the book-length lyric essay explores sexual violence, gendered illness, chronic pain, and patriarchy through the lenses of lived experience and pop culture. Learn more. 

Dorothy Henderson, Jan. ’41, Publishes Family Memoir of the Civil War

Alexander Henderson first came to New York in 1864 as a sailor who wanted to see the world.  Upon learning that slavery was still practiced in the United States, he immediately enlisted in the United States Navy to lend his hand toward ending it.  On Blockade: The Memoirs of