Anna K. Danziger Halperin

Anna K. Danziger Halperin

Research Interest

Office Hours

Fall 2018: Monday 9:30-11:30 AM


Ph.D. – Columbia University, 2018

M.Phil. – Columbia University, 2013

M.A. – Columbia University, 2012

B.A. –  Barnard College, 2006

Interests and Research

Anna K. Danziger Halperin is a lecturer in the Department of History at Columbia University. Her research focuses on comparative social policy, gender, and childhood. She is currently working on a book manuscript analyzing child care policy in Britain and the United States since the 1960s. 


  • Childhood and Social Policy in Modern Europe and the United States
  • American History since 1870
  • Senior Thesis Seminar

Selected Awards

  • 2017-present: Selected Participant for Early Career Workshop, Center for Women’s History, New York Historical Society
  • 2017-2018: Heyman Center Fellow, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University
  • 2016-2017: Teaching Scholars Program, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • 2013: Institute for Historical Research, Mellon Pre-Dissertation Fellowship


  • American Historical Association, Member
  • Coordinating Council for Women in History, Member
  • North American Conference on British Studies, Member
  • Organization of American Historians, Member
  • Social Science History Association, Member
  • Society for the History of Children and Youth, Member


"'Cinderella of the Education System': Margaret Thatcher's Plan for Nursery Expansion in 1970s Britain" Twentieth Century British History, Volume 29(2), June 2018, Pages 284–308. 

Danziger Halperin is also coauthor of several publications from her work at the Urban Institute.