Isobel Ashby Receives Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Award

Isobel Ashby, a second year graduate student, majoring in United States History, and minoring in Gender & Women’s Studies, at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, has received the Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Award for her work in gender and health. She comes to UW-Madison with a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Bristol. Her current project is titled “Recruiting Right-to-Lifers: Feminists for Life of America at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, c. 1990s” which pertains to her interests in the history of reproduction, the right-to-life movement in the Midwest and East Coast in the United States in the 20th century, and reproductive healthcare and politics.