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Director of the Jane Addams Papers Project

Year Joined RCNJ: 2015

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7741
  • Email: chajo@ramapo.edu
  • Office: A-217
  • Office Hours: T 3:00-4:30 pm; F 10:00-12:00 pm

Education:

  • B.A., Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • M.A., New York University
  • Ph.D., New York University

Courses Offered:

  • Digital History

Teaching Interests:

  • Women’s History
  • Social History
  • Public History
  • Digital History

Research Interests:

  • U.S. Social History
  • Birth Control History

Scholarly Activity:

Books

  • Birth Control on Main Street: Organizing Clinics in the United States, 1916-1940 (Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2010).
  • Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, Volume 4: ‘Round the World for Birth Control, 1920-1966 (Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, forthcoming, 2016), with Esther Katz and Peter C. Engelman.
  • Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, Volume 3: The Politics of Planned Parenthood, 1939-1966 (Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2010), with Esther Katz and Peter C. Engelman.
  • Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, Volume 2: Birth Control Comes of Age, 1928-1939 (Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2007) ), with Esther Katz and Peter C. Engelman.
  • Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, Volume 1: The Woman Rebel, 1900-1928 (Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2003) ), with Esther Katz and Peter C. Engelman.

Articles/Book Chapters

  • “Teaching Digital Skills in an Archives and Public History Curriculum,” with Peter Wosh and Esther Katz, in Brett D. Hirsh, ed. Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles, Politics (Open Book Publishers, 2012).
  • “Last Words: Documenting the End of Lives,” Documentary Editing, Fall 2006.

Conference Presentations

  • “Using Omeka to Create the Jane Addams Papers Digital Edition,” panel and poster session at the Association for Documentary Editing, New Orleans, August 5, 2016.
  • “Leading together: archivists and historians shaping the digital archive,”roundtable participant and chair, Organization of American Historians, Providence, RI, April 8, 2016.
  • “The More You Share, the More We Grow: the Win-Win of Student Engagement, Mentorship, and Collaboration in Documentary Editing,” Roundtable participant, Joint Meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing and the Scholarly Text Society, June 17, 2015, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • “Margaret Sanger in China: The Emergence and Trajectory of the Birth Control Movement in China, 1920s-1940s,” Chair and Comment. American Historical Association, 2014. Washington, DC.
  • Digitizing Margaret Sanger’s Papers, roundtable discussion participant. Women’s History in the Digital World, 2013. Bryn Mawr, PA.
  • “The Sustainability of the Scholarly Edition in a Digital World,” International Symposium on XML for the Long Haul: Issues in the Long-Term Preservation of XML, Montreal, Canada, (Aug. 2, 2010). (http://www.balisage.net/Proceedings/vol6/html/Hajo01/BalisageVol6-Hajo01.html)
  • “Scholarly Editing in a Web 2.0 World” Presidential Address, Association for Documentary Editing, October 16, 2009, Springfield, Ill. (published in Documentary Editing, Vol. 31, 2010).
  • “What Every Woman Should Know: Access to Birth Control Services in the U.S. Between the Wars,” American Association on the History of Medicine, 2000.
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