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Barbara Ehrenreich

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Date of Birth: 1941 , August-26
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Barbara Ehrenreich

1941 Born in Butte, Montana, the United States
1963 Completed graduation and achieved a Ph. D
1972 Started co-teaching
2006 Launched the United Professionals
1980 Won the National Magazine Award
2007 Got the "Freedom from Want" Medal
1966 Her marriage and Divorce

Detail Timeline of Barbara Ehrenreich

August 26 , 1941

Born in Butte, Montana, the United States

Barbara Ehrenreich, born on 26 August 1941, is an American author and political activist. She was born to Isabelle Oxley and Ben Howes Alexander in Butte, Montana, the United States. Her birth name is Barbara Alexander and she has two siblings.

1963

Completed graduation and achieved a Ph. D

Barbara Ehrenreich completed her graduation in Chemistry from Reed College in 1963 where her senior thesis was entitled Electrochemical oscillations of the silicon anode. She later achieved a Ph. D in Cellular immunology from Rockefeller University in 1968.

1972

Started co-teaching

After completing Ph.D., Barbara Ehrenreich didn't pursue her career in Science. She rather started co-teaching a course on women and health with feminist journalist and academic Deirdre English in 1972. She then in the 70s, worked in health- related research, advocacy, and activism. 

2006

Launched the United Professionals

Ehrenreich ran the United Professionals, an organization in 2006 which was described as "a nonprofit, non-partisan membership organization for white-collar workers, regardless of profession or employment status. Before she ran the organization, she had served as associate professor, visiting professor, lecturer for various universities.

1980

Won the National Magazine Award

Barbara Ehrenreich won the National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting in 1980, which she shared with colleagues at Mother Jones Magazine. She got the award for her cover story The Corporate Crime of the Century. 

2007

Got the "Freedom from Want" Medal

Barbara Ehrenreich, in 2007, received the "Freedom from Want" Medal which was awarded by the Roosevelt Institute. The award has been provided to the person who works on the principle of Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed in his speech in 1941.

1966

Her marriage and Divorce

Ehrenreich has been married twice. She got married to her first husband John in 1966. She has two children, Rosa and Ben with John. She divorced in 1977 with John and in 1983, she married Gary Stevenson whom she divorced in 1993.

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Barbara started her career as an analyst with the Bureau of the Budget in New York City. Then she worked with the Health Policy Advisory Center and later with the State University of New York at Old Westbury as an assistant professor.

Ehrenreich got married twice but her married life failed both the times. She got married to her first husband in 1966 while her age was 25. She has two children, Rosa and Ben with John. She divorced in 1977 whereas in 1983, she married Gary Stevenson with whom she divorced in 1993.

She holds an American nationality and she belongs to the white ethnicity. Despite being the popular American personality, her net worth is unknown, however, she is supposed to have a good net worth.