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Kathy Peiss

Kathy Peiss is the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York , Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture , and Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style . A Fellow of the Society of American Historians, she has served as a consultant to museums, archives, documentary films, and public history projects.