Milkman, RuthRuth Milkman, President of ASA, graduated from Brown University, class of 1975, where she concentrated in her independent major of "Women in Society." In 2014, Milkman was elected to ASA presidency for 2015-2016.
Milkman describes her experience at Brown to ASAnet. "As an undergraduate at Brown, she created her own major, a sort of women’s studies degree before women’s studies was considered worthy of its own department. She valued the freedom that Brown allowed to do such a thing, a freedom she also found in her graduate work at the University of California-Berkeley. 'Both of them were places where you could define your own agenda,' she says."
(Distributed August 15, 2016)