Fields of Study: US History
Advisor: Daniel Rodgers, Anson Rabinbach
Ronny is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History. She studies twentieth century American history with a particular interest in popular culture, the development of mass-media industries, and labor history.
Her dissertation, "It's a Creative Business": The Ideas, Practices, and Interaction that Made the Hollywood Studio System, studies the day-to-day reality inside the American film industry during its golden age, c. 1930-1950, by examining the effect work relations and politics had on cinematic production and content. It is a social history of Hollywood that emphasizes the organization of both labor and the creative process through which movies were produced and an attempt to understand how everyday routines and interactions shape entertainment.
Ronny is an affiliate of the Princeton Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2006 with a BA in History and Philosophy.