Think home ec’s just corn muffins and mangled stuffed animals? The Secret History of Home Economics tells the fascinating and surprisingly feminist story of the powerful women whose scientific and educational vision changed our world. It comes out in May 2021 from W. W. Norton. Subscribe to my email newsletter for updates.

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Danielle Dreilinger is the author of The Secret History of Home Economics, forthcoming in 2021 from W. W. Norton. She spent five years covering New Orleans’ nationally contentious education revolution for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Before that she produced WGBH’s local news website and wrote for The Boston Globe, most notably as the Somerville correspondent focused on gentrification, diversity, politics and city life. She began her career covering the arts for several outlets, including WBUR, where she produced radio segments for Here & Now and was part of the team that won the station’s first Online Journalism Award. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Hechinger Report, Ploughshares, Nashville Scene, The Christian Science Monitor and No Depression, among (many) other publications. Danielle was named best features writer by the Louisiana Press Association in 2017 and received an Education Writers Association fellowship in 2016. She was a 2018 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan and holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Columbia University.

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