Esther Katz, Editor and Director
Associate Professor (adjunct), US History
Director/Editor, The Margaret Sanger Papers Project
Ph.D. New York University (1980)
Office: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Room 502
Project Director Esther Katz is currently editing the fourth volume of the four-volume The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, Round the World for Birth Control, 1920-1966, published by Illinois University Press. Drawn from over 120,000 of Sanger's letters and papers, these volumes will highlight the public and private life of the nation's most notable birth control leader and her impact on the movement she founded and led, and will trace the intersection of Sanger's life and work with other reformers, activists and world leaders.
Dr. Katz is a past-president of the Association for Documentary Editing, and a faculty member of the NHPRC's Institute ofor Editing Historical Documents. In addition to the book edition, she is currently working on The Speeches and Articles of Margaret Sanger, a an electronic edition of Sanger's unpublished speeches and less accessible articles being mounted on our web site.
She is also writing a biography of Margaret Sanger for the Lives of American Women series to be published by CQ Press.
Dr. Katz teaches a graduate course on Digital Editing Projects for NYU's Archives and Public History Program. She also teaches courses in NYU's History Department, including Women in American Society (V57.0635); Great Depression and New Deal (V57.0686), Modern America (V57.0010)m and The Progressive Era (V57.0685).
Revised: Apr. 5, 2011