Groseil's picture

Real name: 

Primary Discipline

Primary Discipline: 

  • Old HierarchyAnthropology
Secondary Discipline

Secondary Discipline: 

  • Old HierarchyInterdisciplinaryWomen's Studies


Born, raised, and educated in New York City, I have lived on the Upper East Side since it was Yorkville. Neighborhood  parochial school,  Hunter College High School, Barnard College, The New School for Social Research (PhD, Anthropology) and Hunter College.  My work experience includes such Manhattan icons as Alexanders, Gimbels, and Bloomingdales, as well as various not-for profit organizations and, most recently, teaching as an adjunct at Hunter and the New School after obtaining an MATESOL degree at Hunter.  I have been active in tenant organizing and as a union member.  Now I am reinventing myself once again, as I focus full time on research and writing as an independent scholar. 

Current research areas: 

I am currently working  on two research projects:
1) a study of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the US, especially the politicalization of public health and medicine
2) ongoing research about women and historic home preservation, with a focus on heritage societies like the National Society of Colonial Dames of America.

Recent scholarly activity: 



Recent publications: 

“The future of adjuncts:  from plight to fight”                                                        
The Independent Scholar (TIS)    Volume 1, December 2015
Review Essay
"Beyond Crisis:  Higher Education Today and Tomorrow"
The Independent Scholar (TIS)  
Volume 7  August 2020
"Dark Days"
The Scholars Notebook
Newsletter of the San Diego Independent Scholars (SDIS)
Special Issue "Covid 19: Getting through with wit and grit"

Forthcoming research: 

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