Professor of History, American Studies, Media Studies, and Women Studies at St. Olaf College
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
"Liberals may not appreciate all it does, but... the ACLU provides key checks and balances on which our government is based. There has been no drop-off for the organization in polls. In fact, membership has actually grown since 9/11. More Americans than ever seem to understand the Union's nonpartisan mission. It has become the professional, respected institution earlier generations of leaders wanted."
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Making of Modern Liberalism, 1930-1960, 2006
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Transformation of American Liberalism, 2006
The Sitcom Reader: America Viewed and Skewed, 2005
Impossible to Hold: Women and Culture in the 1960s, 2005
Disco Divas: Women and Popular Culture in the 1970s, 2003
The Long War: The Intellectual people’s Front and Anti-Stalinism, 1930-1940, 1995
Kutulas writes on her St. Olaf profile that she was "born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, experiencing a classic California upbringing of summer sailing and winter skiing (no surfing, though). I quickly morphed from Girl Scout to wannabe hippie rebel; I saw the Grateful Dead play live before I entered high school."