University of Colorado Denver
An associate professor of history at the University of Colorado Denver, Christopher Agee specializes in the history of police, urban culture, and liberal politics. He is the author of The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950–1972 (2014). He has recently coedited "The Police in Post–World War II Urban America," a special section for the Journal of Urban History. He is now researching the rise of community policing in Philadelphia and Houston during the 1980s and 1990s and the crafting and passage of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Considering the transition from "guardian policing" to "warrior policing," the political influence of neighborhood watch programs, and the invention of downtown special service districts, this project ultimately finds the grassroots politics that inspired and buttressed President Bill Clinton's campaign to add "100,000 police on America's streets." Agee teaches courses in crime and policing, social movements, urban history, and modern American history. His interest in history education extends beyond the college campus, and he frequently works with local high-school history teachers and community history groups.
California State University-Channel Islands
José M. Alamillo was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and raised in Ventura County, California. His family worked in the year-round lemon industry which allowed him to attend local public schools uninterrupted. At middle school age, he took part in University of California, Santa Barbara's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and earned B.A. degrees in Sociology and Communication at UCSB. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Cultures (Ethnic Studies) at University of California, Irvine. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles’ Chicano Studies Research Center, he taught courses in Chicano/a Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sports Studies for nine years in the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies at Washington State University. Alamillo’s research focuses on the ways Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans have used culture, leisure, and sports to build community and social networks to advance politically and economically in the United States and Mexico. His family’s experiences in the lemon industry inspired his first book, Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1900-1960 (2006). He co-authored Latinos in U.S Sport: A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance (2011). His most recent book is "Deportes: The Making of a Sporting Mexican Diaspora. He is a consultant to the new exhibition "¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas" opening summer 2021 at Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Alamillo is currently working on two projects: "Sports and the Chicano/a Movement" and the role of Spanish language newspapers and Mexican Blue Cross during and after the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster.
Born and raised in England, Patrick Allitt graduated from Oxford University, then earned a doctorate in U.S. history from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University and the author of seven books, including A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism (2014) and The Conservatives: Ideas and Personalities throughout American History (2010). He has also recorded eight lecture series with The Great Courses®, including "The Industrial Revolution" (36 lectures) and "The Art of Teaching" (24 lectures).
The Democracy Collaborative
Gar Alperovitz is a professor emeritus of government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a cofounder of The Democracy Collaborative. He has written on nuclear weapons and the origins of the Cold War and on new possibilities for systemic change in advanced societies. His books include Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam (1965), The Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb (1995), and America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy (2005, reissued with extended introduction in 2011). A coauthor of Unjust Deserts (2008), which deals with the socially created and inherited sources of wealth and the implications for a new theory of distribution, he is the author most recently of What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution (2014), a book about paths to the democratization of wealth and systemic change.
University of California, San Diego
Luis Alvarez is an associate professor of history at the University of California, San Diego. His research and teaching interests include comparative race and ethnicity, popular culture, and social movements in the history of Chicanxs, Latinxs, African Americans, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. He is the author of The Power of the Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance during World War II (2008) and a coeditor of Another University Is Possible (2010). He is currently working on two books, "Everyday Utopia: Popular Culture and the Politics of the Possible," an investigation of pop culture and social movements in the Americas since World War II, and "Reggae Rhythms in Dignity's Diaspora," which explores the cultural politics of reggae music and globalization. He has won numerous awards for research and teaching, including the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston and fellowships from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, the Ford Foundation, the University of California Office of the President, and the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University.
Yale Law School
Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at Yale College and Yale Law School. His work has won awards from the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society. He has been favorably cited by Supreme Court justices across the spectrum in over 30 cases (citing four different books and more than a dozen distinct articles), and he regularly testifies before Congress at the invitation of both Republicans and Democrats. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2008 he received the DeVane Medal, Yale’s highest award for teaching excellence. He has written widely for popular publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, and Slate. He was an informal consultant to the popular television show, The West Wing, and his work has been showcased more recently on The Colbert Report, Charlie Rose, and msnbc's Melissa Harris-Perry. Amar is the author of several books, including The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles (1997), The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction (1998), America’s Constitution: A Biography (2005), America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By (2012), The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of our Constitutional Republic (2015), and The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era (2016).
University of Colorado Boulder
Virginia Anderson has taught early American history at the University of Colorado Boulder since 1985. She is the author of New England's Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century (1992) and Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America (2004). She is also a coauthor of the textbook The American Journey (7th edition, 2014). Her new book, The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution (2017), explores the personal as well as political transformations that shaped individual lives in unexpected ways as the revolutionary crisis unfolded.
University of Colorado Boulder
Fred Anderson is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author or editor of five books, including Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754–1766 (2000), which won the Francis Parkman Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize. He is a coauthor, with Andrew Cayton, of The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500–2000 (2005).
Joyce Antler is the Samuel B. Lane Professor Emerita of American Jewish History and Culture and a professor emerita of women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Brandeis University. Her fields of interest include American women's history, Jewish women's history, the history of education, history as theater, and writing women's lives/biography. She is the author of You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother (2007) and Lucy Sprague Mitchell: The Making of a Modern Woman (1987). She is the editor of Why Jewish Women's History Matters: An Archive of Stories in Honor of Gail Reimer (2014), The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America (1999), Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture (1998), and America and I: Short Stories by American- Jewish Women Writers (1990); and a coeditor of The Challenge of Feminist Biography: Writing the Lives of Modern American Women (1992). Her documentary play, Year One of the Empire: A Play of American Politics, War, and Protest, coauthored with Elinor Fuchs, won a Drama-Logue Award for writing. She is currently writing a history of radical feminism and Jewish identity.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Christian G. Appy is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts and the author of American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity (2015), Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides (2003), and Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam (1993). His original work on American soldiers in Vietnam received the American Studies Association's Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize. Appy edits Culture, Politics, and the Cold War, a University of Massachusetts Press book series with more than thirty titles in print, including his own edited volume, Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945–1966 (2000). Appy received the University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teaching Award in 2013. He is now working on a book tentatively entitled "Fallout: The Nuclear Age in American Culture, Politics, and Protest from Hiroshima to the Global War on Terror."
Penn State University, Behrend College
Richard Aquila is a professor emeritus of history at Penn State University and the former director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend. He specializes in U.S. social and cultural history, particularly the American West, American Indians, popular culture, and recent America. His publications include Let's Rock! How 1950s America Created Elvis and the Rock & Roll Craze (2016); The Sagebrush Trail: Western Movies and Twentieth-Century America (2015); Wanted Dead or Alive: The American West in Popular Culture (1996); Home Front Soldier: The Story of a G.I. and His Italian American Family during World War II (1999); That Old Time Rock and Roll: A Chronicle of An Era, 1954–63 (1989); and The Iroquois Restoration: Iroquois Diplomacy on the Colonial Frontier, 1701–1754 (1983, 1997). Aquila has also written, produced, and hosted numerous documentaries for npr. His weekly public history series, "Rock & Roll America," was syndicated on npr and npr Worldwide. In addition, he has written columns for The Hill, Salon, and USA Today.
Saint Louis University
Heidi L. Ardizzone is an associate professor in the American studies department at Saint Louis University, where she teaches courses on African American history; civil rights and social movements; visual studies and race; gender, sexuality, and marriage; and race and ethnicity. She is the author of the forthcoming book, "The Color of Blood: Racial Mixing and the Remaking of Blackness in Early African American Civil Rights Movements," and An Illuminated Life: Belle da Costa Greene's Journey from Prejudice to Privilege (2007), and a coauthor, with Earl Lewis, of Love on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White (2001). She has also written about Obama and fatherhood, visual representation of interracialness, and St. Louis, race, and social movements. Her current research focuses on black Catholics and desegregation movements, and race and citizenship in the Midwest.
George Washington University
Eric Arnesen specializes in the history of race, labor, and civil rights. James R. Hoffa Professor of American Labor History and Vice Dean for Faculty and Administration in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University, he is the author of two award-winning books—Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality (2001) and Waterfront Workers of New Orleans: Race, Class, and Politics, 1863-1923 (1991)—as well as the author, editor, or coeditor of four other books. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, he has published regularly in the Chicago Tribune and his reviews and review essays have appeared in the New Republic, the Nation, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, Historically Speaking, and Dissent. He regularly writes for and edits several children's history magazines and currently codirects the Washington History Seminar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. A recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Harvard's Charles Warren Center, he has also held the Distinguished Fulbright Chair at Uppsala University in Sweden and received the James Friend Memorial Award for Literary Criticism. He is completing a biography of the civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Gabriela F. Arredondo is an associate professor in the Latin American and Latino studies department at University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Mexican Chicago: Race, Identity, and Nation, 1916-1939 (2008) and a coauthor of Chicana Feminisms: A Critical Reader (2003). Her teaching and research interests include comparative Latinx histories, gender and racial formations, U.S. and Mexico histories, comparative immigration/migration, U.S. social history, and Chicanx history.
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
Raymond O. Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. The author of four prizewinning books on Southern history as well as the classic essay "The End of the Long Hot Summer," Arsenault has written and lectured on a wide variety of topics related to civil rights and race, regional culture, and environmental history. He is the author of The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert that Awakened America (2009) and Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice (2006), among other books. The latter served as the basis of the 2011 PBS American Experience documentary Freedom Riders, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, which achieved national and international attention, winning three Emmy awards and numerous film festival honors, and is now part of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Created Equal film series.
Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict
Annette Atkins is a professor emerita at Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict in Minneapolis. A scholar, teacher, and public historian, she specializes in transforming serious research into compelling stories. She is the author of Harvest of Grief: Grasshopper Plagues and Public Assistance in Minnesota, 1873–78 (1984), a book about nineteenth-century rural poverty; We Grew Up Together: Brothers and Sisters in Nineteenth-Century America (2001), a Choice outstanding academic publication about adult sibling relationships; Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out (2007), a path-breaking reinvention of state history which won awards from American Association for State and Local History and Western Writers of America; and Challenging Women since 1913 (2013), a history of the College of Saint Benedict and women's higher education. Atkins speaks widely at professional meetings, libraries, and Road Scholar and other senior education programs, and she has run writing workshops for faculty and the staffs of historical societies. Her lectures have been broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio where she was the on-air historian for five years. Currently, she's at work on a book that tells the American story by focusing on shoes—their wearers, styles, manufacture, and materials, as well as industrialization, urbanization, globalization, advertising, and popular culture. This book expands on her essay, "Walk a Century in My Shoes" (Minnesota History, winter 1999–2000), and demonstrates her continuing commitment to inviting readers to see themselves as part of the historical story.
Jean Baker is the Bennett-Harwood Professor of History at Goucher College, where she earned her undergraduate degree prior to completing graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University with David Herbert Donald. She has taught primarily at Goucher, with visiting professorships at various institutions including Harvard College. Most recently she taught in Goucher's prison education program in Jessup, Maryland. Her early publications focused on the intersection of politics and the Civil War, including Affairs of Party: The Political Culture of Northern Democrats in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (1998), an effort to study politics as more than simply elections. She also coauthored a textbook on the Civil War and Reconstruction and wrote a popular biography of Mary Todd Lincoln. In recent years her research and writing have focused on women's history, including Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists (2005) and Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion (2011).
Davarian L. Baldwin is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the author of Chicago’s New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migration, and Black Urban Life (2007), as well as numerous essays and scholarly articles. He is also a coeditor, with Minkah Makalani, of the essay collection Escape From New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem (2013). Baldwin served as a consultant for the 2014–2015 international art retrospective Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. He is currently at work on two new book projects, "Land of Darkness: Chicago and the Making of Race in Modern America" and "UniverCities: How Higher Education is Transforming Urban America," and is also editing the "Greenwood Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance."
James M. Banner Jr. is an independent historian in Washington, D.C. The cofounder of the National History Center, he is now a visiting scholar in the history department of George Washington University. Banner is a coeditor of Becoming Historians (2009), the author of Being a Historian: An Introduction to the Professional World of History (2012), and the editor of Presidential Misconduct: From George Washington to Today (2019). His latest book is The Ever-Changing Past: Why All History is Revisionist History (2021). Banner's play, "Good and Faithful Servants," adapted from the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson, is under development.
Edward E. Baptist is a professor of history at Cornell University, where he also serves as House Professor-Dean of the Carl Becker House. He teaches about the history of slavery, the U.S. Civil War, American capitalism, and digital history and offers a service-learning course that brings American students to work in the schools of rural Jamaica. He is the author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (2014), which won the OAH Avery O. Craven Award, and Creating an Old South: Middle Florida’s Plantation Frontier before the Civil War (2002). He is a coeditor, with the late Stephanie Camp, of New Studies in the History of American Slavery (2006) and, with Louis Hyman, of American Capitalism: A Reader (e-book edition 2014, paperback 2017). He is also leading a project called Freedom on the Move, a collaborative effort in digital history, with grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, that is building a crowd-sourced database of fugitive slave ads.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
James R. Barrett is a professor emeritus of history and African American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he won several teaching awards and was a University Scholar and chair of the history department. He grew up on the West Side of Chicago and has worked often with teachers, labor unions, and community groups. Barrett's research is primarily in the areas of labor history, urban history, race and ethnicity, and the history of social movements. His major works include History from the Bottom Up and the Inside Out: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Working-Class History (2017), The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multi-Ethnic City (2012), Work and Community in the Jungle: Chicago’s Packing House Workers (1987), William Z. Foster and Tragedy of American Radicalism (1999), and a critical edition of Upton Sinclair’s classic novel The Jungle (1907; 1988). He is currently at work with Jenny Barrett on "Chicago: A Peoples' History."
University of Utah
Matthew L. Basso is an associate professor of history and gender studies at the University of Utah. He is the author of Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front (2013), winner of the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award and the American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch Book Award. He is also the editor of Men at Work: Rediscovering Depression-Era Stories from the Federal Writers' Project (2012) and a coeditor of Across the Great Divide: Cultures of Manhood in the American West (2001). He is also a coauthor of a K–12 textbook entitled We Shall Remain: A Native History of Utah and America (2009), part of the Utah Indian Curriculum Project, which won the Western History Association's Autry Public History Prize, the American Association for State and Local History's Award of Merit, and an honorable mention from the National Council for Public History's Project of the Year competition. Basso is currently working on a book that compares settler colonialism in New Zealand and the American West through the lens of labor and masculinity as well as beginning a new project on the historical experience of old age in America. He remains involved in public history projects and teaches courses on gender and war, the history and theory of masculinity, aging in America, and the American West, among other subjects.
University of Pennsylvania
Mia Bay is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas About White People 1830-1925 (2000) and To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells (2009). She is a coauthor, with Waldo E. Martin and Deborah Gray White, of Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, With Documents (2012). Her most recent book is the Bancroft Prize winning Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance (2021) which also received the the OAH Liberty Legacy Prize, the David Langum Sr. Prize for Legal History and the Lillian Smith Book Award.
Sven Beckert is the Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century with a particular emphasis on the history of capitalism, including its economic, social, political, and transnational dimensions. He also cochairs Harvard's Program on the Study of Capitalism as well as the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. His publications have focused on the nineteenth-century American bourgeoisie, labor, democracy, and the global history of capitalism. Most recently, he is the author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History (2014), which won the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer, and a coeditor, with Christine Desan, of American Capitalism: New Histories (2018) and, with Dominic Sachsenmaier, of Global History, Globally: Research and Practice around the World (2018).
Katherine Benton-Cohen is professor of history at Georgetown University. She has also taught at Louisiana State University and in Cornell University’s Washington DC program. She is a graduate of Tempe High, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An Arizona native, her interests include the history of the American West, the history of race and immigration and the history of women in the United States. Her most recent book Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy (2018), examines the long-lasting policy impact of the largest study of immigrants in American history, from 1907 to 1911. She is also the author of Borderline Americans: Racial Division and Labor War in the Arizona Borderlands (2009), a history of race that was named by Tucson Weekly as one of fifty essential books about Arizona. That book was the basis for her work as historical advisor for the much-acclaimed 2018 documentary feature film, Bisbee ’17 (dir. Robert Greene), which won the American Historical Association’s John O’Connor Prize for Best Documentary Film. She has received grants and fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Coordinating Council for Women in History, the National History Center, the New York Public Library, and the Princeton University Libraries. She has given talks to audiences across the country, and she and her work have appeared in media outlets including PBS American Experience, the BBC, Dissent, the New Yorker, Politico.com, the Washington Post, NPR, Soledad O’Brien’s Matter of Fact, and numerous podcasts. She is now working on a global history of the Phelps-Dodge family, whose capitalist and philanthropic links between New York, the US-Mexico Borderlands, and the Middle East profoundly changed each region. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two children, and she enjoys working with teachers and K-12 students.
University of Washington Bothell
Dan Berger is an associate professor of comparative ethnic studies at the University of Washington Bothell and an adjunct affiliate associate professor of history at the University of Washington Seattle. His books include Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era (2014), which won the OAH James A. Rawley Prize and explores the central role that prisoners played in the civil rights and Black Power movements. He is most recently a coeditor, with Emily Hobson, of Remaking Radicalism: A Grassroots Documentary Reader of the United States, 1973-2001. Berger publishes regularly in Black Perspectives, Dissent, Salon, the Seattle Times, and Truthout, among other publications. He coordinates the Washington Prison History Project, a multimedia digital archive of regional history. An expert on the carceral state and twentieth-century American social movements, he is currently writing Stayed on Freedom: One Family's Journey in the Black Freedom Struggle, and Prison: An American History, both under contract with Basic Books.
Shana Bernstein is an Associate Professor (Clinical) of Legal Studies and American Studies at Northwestern University, where she teaches courses on race and ethnicity, immigration, health, civil rights, and the U.S. West. Her research emphasizes twentieth-century urban social reform movements; her first book, Bridges of Reform: Interracial Civil Rights Activism in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles (2011), focused on collaborative civil rights activism among Jewish, Mexican, African, and Japanese Americans in Los Angeles. She is currently working on a project on environmental health reform in twentieth-century California. She is a former Public Voices Fellow with Northwestern's OpEd Project and a former Mellon postdoctoral fellow in Latino studies, also at Northwestern. Before joining the Northwestern faculty, she was an associate professor of history at Southwestern University.
University of Georgia
Stephen Berry is Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era at the University of Georgia where his teaching and research focus on life and death in the nineteenth-century South. Berry is Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Historical Association; co-director, with Claudio Saunt, of the Center for Virtual History; and co-editor, with Amy Murrell Taylor, of the UnCivil Wars series at the University of Georgia Press. He is the author or editor of eight books on the Civil War Era South.
University of Texas at Austin
Daina Ramey Berry is the Radkey Regents Professor of History and the incoming chairperson of the department at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the award-winning author and editor of six books and several scholarly articles including A Black Women's History of the United States (2020), co-authored with OAH Distinguished Lecturer Kali Nicole Gross. Berry has appeared on several syndicated radio and television networks and in 2016 she served as a historical consultant and technical advisor for the remake of ROOTS by Alex Haley (HISTORY/ A+E). She currently consultants for museums and historical societies throughout the United States.
Wallace Best joined Princeton's faculty in 2007 with dual appointments in the departments of religion and African American studies. He is also affiliated faculty in the department of history and currently serves on the executive committees for the Center for the Study of Religion and the gender and sexuality studies program. He is a historian of American and African American religion with a focus on the twentieth century. His research and teaching center on African American religious history, migration, religion and literature, new religious movements, global pentecostalism, the Nation of Islam, and religion, gender, and sexuality. He is the author of Passionately Human, No Less Divine: Religion and Culture in Black Chicago, 1915–1952 (2005), as well as numerous articles, and is currently completing two books: an anthology entitled "Elder Lucy Smith: Documents from the Life of a Pentecostal Woman Preacher" and an exploration of the religious writings of Langston Hughes, entitled "Langston's Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem."
Boston College Law School
Professor Mary Sarah Bilder is the Founders Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. Her latest book, Female Genius: George Washington and Eliza Harriot at the Dawn of the Constitution will be published in early 2022. Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention (2015) received the 2016 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy, and was a finalist for the 2016 George Washington Book Prize; The Transatlantic Constitution: Colonial Legal Culture and the Empire (2004), received the Littleton-Griswold Award (American Historical Association). Her recent scholarship has focused on the Age of the Constitution and the framing generation, transatlantic feminism, James Madison and the Convention record, and colonial and founding era constitutionalism, as well as Robert Morris, the early African American civil rights activist and lawyer. She has taught at Boston College since 1994 and as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School. She teaches in the areas of property, American legal and constitutional history, and trusts and estates, and has twice received the Emil Slizewski Faculty Teaching Award. She received her B.A. with Honors (English) and the Dean’s Prize from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School, and her A.M. (History) and Ph.D. from Harvard University in the History of American Civilization/American Studies. She was a law clerk to the Hon. Francis Murnaghan, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. She is Literary Director of the Ames Foundation and a member of the American Law Institute, the American Antiquarian Association, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin (inactive status). Professor Bilder has written for broader audiences at the Atlantic, Boston Globe, and online publications, and appears in the Annenberg Foundation’s classroom history videos.
Richard Blackett holds the Andrew Jackson Chair of History at Vanderbilt University and was the visiting Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University in 2013–2014. His research focuses on the place of African Americans in the Atlantic world, particularly their efforts to end slavery and racial discrimination. He is the author, most recently, of Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery (2013) and The Captive’s Quest for Freedom. Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery (2018).
Dr. Keisha N. Blain, a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow and a Class of 2022 Carnegie Fellow, is an award-winning historian and writer with broad interests in 20th century United States, African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is a Full Professor of Africana Studies and History at Brown University. She is also a columnist for MSNBC and past president of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) from 2017 to 2021. Blain has published extensively on race, gender, and politics in both national and global perspectives. She is the author of the highly acclaimed books Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (2018) and Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America (2021). She is also the co-editor of four books: To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism (2019); New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition (2018); and Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence (2016). Her most recent volume is the #1 New York Times Best Seller Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, edited with Ibram X. Kendi (2021).
NEW in 2021: Until I am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America (Beacon Press)
David Blight is a leading expert on the life and writings of Frederick Douglass and on the Civil War in historical memory. His most recent book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (2018), won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History. His book Frederick Douglass's Civil War (1989), and his editions of Douglass's Narrative and W.E.B. Du Bois' Souls of Black Folk are widely taught in college courses. He also authored American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era (2011). Blight has appeared in several pbs films about African American history and works extensively with museums and other public history projects. His Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, 1863–1915 (2001), won a half-dozen prizes, including four from the OAH.
Brooke L. Blower is associate professor of history at Boston University. Her research focuses on modern American politics, culture, and war especially in urban and transnational contexts. She is currently writing a book about Americans overseas on the eve of and during World War II. Combat GIs dominate the history and memory of the war. But frontline soldiers constituted only a small fraction of the unprecedented millions of Americans stationed on six continents, both in and out of uniform, during the 1940s. This project traces the backstories of a diverse group of noncombatants and their paths into the global conflict in order to offer a panoramic portrait of American wartime engagements. Related articles have appeared in the American Historical Review, Diplomatic History, and the book she co-edited with Mark P. Bradley, The Familiar Made Strange: American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn (2015). Her first book, Becoming Americans in Paris: Transatlantic Politics and Culture between the World Wars (2011) won the Gilbert Chinard Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies and the James P. Hanlan Best Book Award from the New England Historical Association. Her publication “From Isolationism to Neutrality: A New Framework for Understanding American Political Culture, 1919-1941” Diplomatic History (April 2014), won the Stuart L. Bernath Article Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). Blower has received three prizes for her teaching, including the Metcalf Cup and Prize, Boston University’s highest teaching honor. She has also received an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship and SHAFR’s Stuart L. Bernath Lecture Prize as well as funding from the American Philosophical Society and the Mellon Foundation. With Sarah Phillips she co-edits Modern American History, a Cambridge University Press journal that covers all aspects of United States history since the 1890s.
John Bodnar is a Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at Indiana University. His scholarly and teaching interests focus on modern U.S. history with a special interest in the relationship between politics and culture. His publications include The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America (1985); Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century (1992); The "Good War" in American Memory (2010); and Divided by Terror: American Patriotism after 9/11 (2021).
University of California, Santa Barbara
Eileen Boris is the Hull Professor in the Department of Feminist Studies and an affiliate professor in the History, Black Studies, and Global Studies Departments at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Art and Labor: Ruskin, Morris, and the Craftsman Ideal in America (1986) and Home to Work: Motherhood and the Politics of Industrial Homework in the United States (1994), winner of the Philip Taft Prize in Labor History, and a coauthor, with Jennifer Klein, of Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (2012), winner of the Sara A. Whaley Prize from the National Women's Studies Association. Her latest book is Making the Woman Worker: Precarious Labor and the Fight for Global Standards, 1919-2019 (2019). She is also a coeditor of Major Problems in the History of American Workers (2002), The Practice of U.S. Women's History: Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues (2007), Intimate Labors: Technologies, Cultures, and the Politics of Care (2010), and Women's ILO: Transnational Networks, Labour Standards, and Gender Equity (2018). Formerly a copresident of the Coordinating Council for Women in History, president of the board of trustees of The Journal of Women's History, and cochair of the program committee for the 2005 Thirteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, she was the president of the International Federation for Research in Women's History from 2015-2020.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Terry Bouton is associate professor of history at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His work looks at the connections between economics and politics in the American Revolution. His book, Taming Democracy: “The People,” The Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution (2007), uncovered the aspirations of small farmers and tried to understand why so many of them were disappointed with how the Revolution ended. Currently, he is working on a book that shows how European creditors demanded and got many key provisions in the U.S. Constitution.
Charlene M. Boyer Lewis is a professor of history and the director of the American studies program at Kalamazoo College. She specializes in women's history, southern history, and American cultural and social history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is the author of Ladies and Gentlemen on Display: Planter Society at the Virginia Springs, 1790–1860 (2001), which focuses on the creation of southern planter identity at Virginia mountain resorts, and Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: An American Aristocrat in the Early Republic (2012), which examines one woman's active role in the debates over society and culture in the early republic. Her next project is a study of Peggy Shippen Arnold and revolutionary America.
University of Delaware
Anne M. Boylan is an emeritus professor of history and women and gender studies at the University of Delaware, where she taught and did research on women's history, social history, and historical memory. The author of Votes for Delaware Women (2021); Women's Rights in the United States: A History in Documents (2015); The Origins of Women's Activism: New York and Boston, 1797-1840 (2002); and Sunday School: The Formation of an American Institution (1988), she has recently completed two projects related to the 19th Amendment centennial: biographical profiles of Delaware's women suffrage leaders; and eight historic markers honoring those leaders. Her current work focuses on popular presentations of women's history in the 1930s and 1940s. She has worked extensively with teachers of grades 3-12 through federal Teaching American History grants.
NEW IN 2021: Votes for Delaware Women (University of Delaware Press)
Kevin Boyle teaches history at Northwestern University. His work focuses on race, class, and politics in the twentieth-century United States. He is the author of The Shattering: America in the 1960s; Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age ; and The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism, 1945–1968. He is coauthor (with Victoria Getis) of Muddy Boots and Ragged Aprons: Images of Working-Class Detroit, 1900–1930 . Arc of Justice received the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
John H. Bracey Jr. has taught in the W. E. B. Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1972. He is coeditor of Afro-American Women and the Vote 1837-1965 (1997); Strangers and Neighbors: Relations Between Blacks and Jews in the United States (1999); and African American Mosaic (2004). He also was coeditor of the microfilm edition of the Papers of the NAACP. His current research projects include the NAACP and organized labor, and the politics of the Black Arts Movement. His current teaching efforts consider the intersections and interactions between (traditionally defined) Native Americans and African Americans as well as between Afro-Latinos and African Americans.
A dynamic speaker and internationally respected activist, Barry Bradford has been widely recognized for his work to reopen two of the most notorious “cold cases” of the civil rights era: the Mississippi Burning case and the Clyde Kennard case. A recipient of Presidential and Congressional awards, he is also a former Illinois State Teacher of the Year as well as a winner of OAH Tachau Teacher of the Year award and the Golden Apple Award For Excellence in Teaching. He is the author of a bestselling textbook and the forthcoming “The Warrior Princesses vs. the Ku Klux Klan.” He lives in the Chicago suburbs, where he taught for more than twenty years.
University of Chicago
Mark Philip Bradley is the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor of History at the University of Chicago where his research and teaching focuses on the history of human rights, U.S. foreign relations, and the Vietnam wars. He is the author of numerous articles and several books including the prizewinning Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam, 1919–1950 (2000), Vietnam at War (2009), and The United States and the Global Human Rights Imagination (2016). His work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
Ann D. Braude uses the study of religion to advance the internationalization of U.S. women's history. Her work builds on thirty years of research, teaching, and publication on the religious history of American women including Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America (2nd edition, 2001); Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathers: The Women Who Changed American Religion (2004); and Sisters and Saints: Women and American Religion (2nd edition, 2007). It also incorporates her perspectives gained from eighteen years as the director of the women's studies in religion program at Harvard Divinity School, an international postdoctoral research program.
Catherine A. Brekus is the Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America at the Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740–1845 (1998) which explores the rise of Protestant female preaching during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America (2013), which is based on an eighteenth-century woman's diaries. She is also the editor of The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past (2007), a collection of essays that asks how women's history changes our understanding of American religion, and a coeditor, with W. Clark Gilpin, of American Christianities (2011), an introduction to the multiple forms of Christian expression in the United States.
University of Maryland
Holly Brewer is the Burke Professor of American History and an associate professor at the University of Maryland. She works on debates about justice in early America and the British Empire through the revolutionary period and into the nineteenth century. She is the author of By Birth or Consent: Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority (2005), which won three national prizes in legal history, as well as of the prizewinning "Entailing Aristocracy in Colonial Virginia" (The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 54, no. 2 April 1997). She is currently finishing a book on the ideological origins of slavery in early America and the British Empire for which she received a Guggenheim fellowship. She is a keen supporter of K–12 history education and has provided content lectures on the prerevolutionary period for AP U.S. history teachers.
California Polytechnic State University
Sarah Bridger is an associate professor of history at the California Polytechnic State University. Her research focuses on intellectual history and the history of science in the twentieth-century United States, with a particular emphasis on competing visions of politics, economics, and ethics in times of social upheaval. She is the author of Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research (2015), which examines ethical debates among scientists involved in military advising and research from Sputnik to Star Wars. This book won the Society for U.S. Intellectual History’s book award and, as a dissertation, the Society of American Historians' Allan Nevins Prize. Bridger is currently at work on a history of American scientists in the 1970s as they debated what counts as science and who counts as a scientist.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Jennifer Brier is a professor of gender, women's studies, and history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also directs the program in gender and women's studies. She specializes in U.S. history of sexuality and gender, the history of HIV/AIDS, and public history. She is the author of Infectious Ideas: U.S. Political Response to the AIDS Crisis (2009). She guest-edited and contributed to "HIV/AIDS in U.S. History: Interchange," in the Journal of American History (September 2017), the first feature-length piece on the subject to appear in the journal. She also coedited, with Jim Downs and Jennifer Morgan, Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America (2016). With Jill Austin, Brier cocurated Out in Chicago, the Chicago History Museum's award-winning exhibition on local LGBT history; coedited the companion anthology; and wrote the introductory essay entitled "Out in Chicago: Exhibiting LGBT History at the Crossroads."
Sandia Preparatory School
Ron Briley taught history at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for thirty-five years. He is the author of Class at Bat, Gender on Deck, and Race in the Hole (2003), The Baseball Film in Postwar America: A Critical Study, 1948-1962 (2011), and The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan: The Politics of the Post-HUAC Films (2017); the editor of The Politics of Baseball: Essays on the Pastime and Power at Home and Abroad (2010); and the coeditor of James T. Farrell's Dreaming Baseball (2007) and All Stars and Movie Stars (2008). In 2007, he was awarded a fellowship by the Woody Guthrie Foundation and is currently working on a book dealing with the folksinger's politics. His teaching has earned recognition from the Organization of American Historians, the Society for History Education, the American Historical Association, and the National Council for History Education.
University of California, Berkeley
An associate professor of history and American studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former high school teacher, Mark Brilliant is the author of The Color of America Has Changed: How Racial Diversity Shaped Civil Rights Reform in California, 1941-1978 (2010), which won the American Society for Legal History’s Cromwell Book Prize and received an honorable mention in the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award competition. He is currently researching two new books, the first on public school financing inequality and the political and legal challenges to it from the creation of common schools through the Tax Revolt and the second on California's Proposition 13.
University of Pennsylvania
Kathleen M. Brown is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania where she is affiliated with the Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the program in Africana studies. Her main areas of expertise are colonial America; women, gender and sexuality; North American race and slavery; the Atlantic world; the history of the body and domestic labor; and comparative gender and race history. Her first book, Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia (1996), won the American Historical Association's John H. Dunning Prize. Her second book, Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America (2009), won the OAH Lawrence W. Levine Award and the Society for the History of the Early American Republic Best Book prize. She received a Guggenheim fellowship for her current project, a cultural history of Anglo-American abolition as an early campaign for human rights. Approaching the topic from the perspective of contemporary understandings of the human body's capacity for labor, reproduction, and suffering, she argues that abolitionists strategically expanded the category of the human to embrace enslaved people of African descent but ultimately failed to transcend either gender or nation, inadvertently creating new exclusions for indigenous North Americans and Australians and leaving a circumscribed legacy for human rights in the present day.
Victoria Bissell Brown is a professor emerita of history at Grinnell College where she taught for twenty-five years. Her scholarship has focused on the Progressive era in general, and on Jane Addams and Woodrow Wilson in particular. She has published an edition of Jane Addams's autobiography, Twenty Years at Hull-House (1999), and a biographical study of Addams, The Education of Jane Addams (2004). She has also published articles on Woodrow Wilson's gender politics and appeared in the pbs "American Experience" documentary on Wilson. She now resides in the Philadelphia area. Her current research is on the history of the American grandmother in the twentieth century.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
After studying lynching and racial violence in the South, W. Fitzhugh Brundage's interests shifted to the study of historical memory and American mass culture. In The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory (2005), he traces the contests over memory that divided white and black southerners during the past century and a half. In Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930 (2011), he brought together musicologists, cultural historians, literary scholars, and drama historians to explore the role of African Americans as creators and consumers of popular culture. His most recent book, Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition (2018), examines debates about torture, democracy, and civilization from the age of contact to the twenty-first century. He is currently completing a book on Civil War prisoner of war camps.
Retired as a lecturer in history and American civilization at Brown University, Paul Buhle is an honorary scholar of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of more than forty books on popular culture, comic art, film, labor, and radical history, including The Art of Harvey Kurtzman (2009) which won a Harvey Award and an Eisner Award for comic art, and It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest (2012). A frequent collaborator with Harvey Pekar, he has written or edited nearly a dozen volumes of nonfiction comics, including the forthcoming “Radical Jesus”; Yiddishkeit, Jewish Vernacular, and the New Land (2011); histories of the Beat Generation, Students for a Democratic Society, and the Industrial Workers of the World; and Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation (2009). He edited the three-volume set, Jews and American Popular Culture (2006). He also founded and directed the New Left journal, Radical America, and the Oral History of the American Left project at New York University.
Johns Hopkins University
Angus R. Burgin is an associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, where his research and teaching explore problems at the intersection of ideas, politics, and markets in the United States and the Atlantic world since the late nineteenth century. His last book, The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression (2012), examines the transformation of market advocacy over the middle decades of the twentieth century. It received the OAH Merle Curti Award and the Joseph J. Spengler Prize from the History of Economics Society. He is currently writing a book on the language of technological revolution since the Second World War, including discussions of automation, entrepreneurship, globalization, cyberspace, and neoliberalism.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Adrian Burgos Jr. is a historian who specializes in U.S. Latino history, sport history, urban history, and African American history. His teaching, research, and public engagement focus on the migration and immigration experiences of Caribbean Latinos within the United States as they illuminate processes of racialization, identity formation, urbanization, and labor. In particular he examines how Latinos have become part of U.S. society while simultaneously engaging in transnational practices to retain their cultural identities. His first book, Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line (2007), analyzes the incorporation of players from the Spanish-speaking Americas into U.S. professional baseball and highlights the working of baseball’s color line. His second book, Cuban Star: How One Negro League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball (2011), explores what it means to be black and brown in the United States through the life story of Afro-Cuban-American Alejandro “Alex” Pompez, a Negro League team owner and Harlem numbers king who became a major league scout who opened the Dominican talent pipeline. Burgos is also a coeditor, with Frank Guridy and Gina Pérez, of the anthology Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America (2010). In 2020 he co-authored with Margaret Salazar-Porzio, ¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues, a bilingual book that accompanies the Smithsonian’s exhibit on Latinos and baseball cultures.
Burgos has served as an academic adviser on museum exhibits such as the Smithsonian's Pleibol! and documentaries such as Roberto Clemente (2008) and The Tenth Inning (2010). He was the founding editor-in-chief of La Vida Baseball, a digital platform on Latinos in baseball.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Nicole Burrowes is an assistant professor in the department of history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her research and teaching interests include social justice movements, comparative histories of racialization and colonialism, Black Internationalism, and the politics of solidarity, with a focus on the modern Caribbean and 20th century African American history. She is the recipient numerous fellowships, including the American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship; the Institute for Scholars and Citizens (formerly the Woodrow Wilson Foundation) Career Enhancement Fellowship; the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University; and pre-doctoral fellowships at the Carter G. Woodson for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, and in African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. Burrowes has written on race and labor; the civil rights movement; Black intellectual history; Black and Brown feminist organizing; and critical pedagogy. Her current book project, "Seeds of Solidarity: African-Indian Relations and the 1935 Labor Rebellions in British Guiana," explores the historical possibility of a movement forged at the edge of empire in the midst of environmental, economic, and political crises. She is also the former Assistant Director for the Schomburg-Mellon Summer Humanities Institute at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, where she mentored undergraduates research and supervised applications to doctoral programs in fields related to Africa and the African Diaspora, developing a pipeline of underrepresented students to pursue faculty careers. Beyond academia, she draws on an extensive portfolio of experience in community organizing, working with BIPOC communities for transformative justice.
Orville Vernon Burton is the Judge Matthew J. Perry Distinguished Professor of History, Sociology and Anthropology, Pan African Studies, and Computer Science at Clemson University, and emeritus University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar, University Scholar, and professor of history, African American studies, and sociology at the University of Illinois where he is also a senior research scientist and emeritus associate director of humanities and social sciences at the National Center for Supercomputing Application. Burton has written nearly 300 articles and written or edited more than 20 books including The Age of Lincoln (2007), which won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Literary Award for nonfiction; In My Father's House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (1985); and Penn Center: A History Preserved (2014); and coauthor with Civil Rights attorney Armand Derfner, Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court>. He is also the author or director of numerous digital humanities projects. Burton's research and teaching interests include the American South, especially race relations and community, and the intersection of humanities and social sciences. A recognized authority on race relations, Burton is often called upon as an expert witness in discrimination and voting rights cases throughout the United States. He has served as the president of the Southern Historical Association and of the Agricultural History Society. Recognized for his outstanding teaching, Burton has been named U.S. Research and Doctoral University Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and has also won the American Historical Association's Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Prize. In 2007 the Illinois State legislature honored him with a special resolution for his contributions as a scholar, teacher, and citizen of Illinois. He was one of ten historians selected by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to contribute to the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Portfolio. In 2017 he received the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities from the South Carolina Humanities Council.
Geraldo Cadava teaches in the history department at Northwestern University. He is the author of two books, Standing on Common Ground (2016), about the U.S.-Mexico border since World War II, and The Hispanic Republican (2021) about how the Republican Party developed a remarkably loyal base of Hispanic support since the 1960s. His research and teaching interests are broad and include Latinx, immigration, and borderlands history, and the relationship between the past and the present. At Northwestern, he has taught courses on Watergate, the musical Hamilton, and the history of the 2016 election.
NEW IN 2021: The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump (Ecco, Harper Collins Publishers)
Penn State University
Cathleen D. Cahill teaches at Penn State University. She is the author of Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869–1932 (2011), which won the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award and was a finalist for the David J. Weber and Bill Clements Book Prize. Cahill is a social historian who explores the everyday experiences of ordinary people, primarily women. She focuses on women's working and political lives, asking how identities such as race, nationality, class, and age have shaped them. She is also interested in the connections generated by women's movements for work, play, and politics, and how mapping those movements reveal women in surprising and unexpected places. She is currently engaged in two book projects. "Joining the Parade: Women of Color Challenge the Mainstream Suffrage Movement" follows the lead of feminist scholars of color calling for alternative "genealogies of feminism," using individual biographies to explore the activism of African American, indigenous, Chinese American, and Hispana women before and after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. "Indians on the Road: Gender, Race, and Regional Identity" reimagines the West Coast through the lens of indigenous people's relationships with the transportation systems that bisected their lands, forming corridors of conquest and environmental change while simultaneously connecting them in new and sometimes-empowering ways to other people and places.
Lendol Calder, professor of history at Augustana College, is a specialist in the history of American consumerism and the scholarship of history teaching and learning. The author of Financing the American Dream: A Cultural History of Consumer Credit (1999) and other pioneering studies of the origins of consumer indebtedness, Calder initiated a new subfield of scholarship on the financial arts required of households in consumer societies. Since being named a Carnegie Scholar in 1999, Calder has also worked to advance history teaching and learning. His landmark 1996 Journal of American History essay, "Uncoverage: Toward a Signature Pedagogy for the History Survey," called on teachers of general education history courses to demystify historical mindedness by uncovering historians' basic modes of thought. Calder is currently writing an introductory U.S. history course book that allows students to practice historical thinking while evaluating metanarratives of American history that they will regularly encounter as adults. In 2010 Calder was named the CASE/Carnegie Illinois "Professor of the Year" and his 2013 essay "The Stories We Tell" won the American Historical Association's William and Edwyna Gilbert Award for the best essay on history teaching.
Ballard C. Campbell is an emeritus professor of history and public policy at Northeastern University. He is the author of The Paradox of Power: Statebuilding in America, 1754-1920 (2021) and other books, including Representative Democracy (1980), The Growth of American Government: Governance from the Cleveland Era to the Present (1995, updated edition 2015). His specialties are American governance, statebuilding, the long nineteenth century, and political economy, including historical geography and policy decision-making.
James T. Campbell is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History at Stanford University. His research focuses on American and African American history, as well as the broader history of the black Atlantic. He is also interested in problems of historical memory or the ways that societies tell stories about their past, not only in textbooks and scholarly monographs but also in historic sites, museums, memorials, movies, and political movements. His publications include Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa (1995); Race, Nation, and Empire in American History (2007); and Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 (2006). He is currently completing a book on the history and memory of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project.
Margot Canaday is a legal and political historian who studies gender and sexuality in modern America. Her first book, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America (2009), examines government regulation of homosexuality during the twentieth century. In her current project, a queer history of the modern American workplace, she shifts her focus from the state to the economy and takes on the idea that twentieth-century workplaces were part of the “straight world”—zones in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people historically disappeared. Canaday has taught at Princeton University since 2005.
Florida International University
Julio Capó, Jr. is associate professor of History and the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab at Florida International University in Miami. Capó researches inter-American histories, with a focus on queer, Latinx, race, immigration, and empire studies. His book, Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940 (2017), has received six honors, including the Charles S. Sydnor award from the Southern Historical Association for the best book written on the U.S. South. He recently curated an award-winning exhibition at HistoryMiami Museum titled Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities. His work has appeared in the Journal of American History, Radical History Review, Diplomatic History, Journal of American Ethnic History, and Modern American History. A former journalist, he has also written for Time, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Día (Puerto Rico), and several other outlets. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of American History, is co-chair of the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History, and has held fellowships at Yale University and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christopher Capozzola is a professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches classes on political and legal history, war and the military, and the history of immigration. He is the author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen (2008) and Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America's First Pacific Century. He is a cocurator of "The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I," a historical exhibition commemorating the centennial of the First World War, and Academic Adviser for the FilVetREP, the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project. He served from 2014 to 2017 on the development committee for the Advanced Placement exam in U.S. History, and in 2018 was named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT's highest honor for undergraduate teaching.
William D. Carrigan is a professor of history and the chair of the history department at Rowan University where, since 1999, he has taught over one hundred courses and thousands of students on such topics as the Civil War and Reconstruction, the American West, and the history of New Jersey. A native Texan, he is the author or editor of four books, including The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836–1916 (2004). In collaboration with Clive Webb over the past decade, he has been studying the lynching of Mexicans in the United States. With the support of grants and fellowships from numerous institutions, including the Huntington Library, the National Science Foundation, and the Clements Center, they have published four essays on the subject as well as Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928 (2013). Carrigan's research has been cited widely in the news media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, and the Houston Chronicle.
World House Project
Clayborne Carson is the Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor, emeritus, at Stanford University. In 1985, he accepted the invitation of Coretta Scott King to direct a long-term project to edit and publish the papers of her late husband. While directing the King Papers Project at Stanford, he also founded the King Research and Education Institute and served as its director until his retirement at the end of 2021. He continues his educational activities about King, Mahatma Gandhi, and other human rights visionaries as founding director of The World House Project at Stanford's Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. In addition to writing or editing numerous books based on King's papers, Carson's books included the prize-winning In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, Malcolm X: The FBI File (1991), The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998), Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. (2013). He was also a senior adviser for the award-winning public television series, "Eyes on the Prize," and has assisted in the making of more than two dozen subsequent documentaries, including the series, "Have Your Heard from Johannesburg?" on the global anti-apartheid movement. He has received numerous honorary awards, including an honorary degree from Morehouse College -- the alma mater of King, Jr. & Sr. -- and the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation"s 2018 International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India,
Richard Carwardine is a professor emeritus of history and a former president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University. Elected a fellow of the British Academy in 2006, he is the author of Transatlantic Revivalism: Popular Evangelicalism in Britain and America 1790-1865 (1978) and Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America (1993). His analytical political biography of Abraham Lincoln won the Lincoln Prize in 2004; the American edition was subsequently published as Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power (2006). Most recently, he is a coeditor, with Jay Sexton, of The Global Lincoln (2011), a collective investigation of Lincoln's international reach and legacy, and the author of Lincoln's Sense of Humor (2017), which won the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Prize.
University of California Santa Barbara
Verónica Castillo-Muñoz is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with training in Gender history, Latin America, and U.S. history. She has written widely on the intersections between gender, family migration, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Her research has been funded by the Fulbright Fellowship, the NEH Huntington Library Fellowship, the Hellman Foundation, and the UC President’s Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities. Castillo-Muñoz is the author of the book, The Other California: Land Identity and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands (2016). Her current book project, "Women and Revolution: A Tale of Violence and Deception Across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands," uses intimacy as a lens to understand how gender operated during the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), and how women negotiated war, violence, and family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. She has served as Book Reviews Editor for the Journal of Mexican Studies/ Estudios Mexicanos.
Much of Bill Chafe's professional scholarship reflects his long-term interest in issues of race and gender equality. Former dean of the faculty of arts and sciences at Duke University, he is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor Emeritus of History there as well as a cofounder of the Duke-UNC Center for Research on Women, the Duke Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Race Relations, and the Duke Center for Documentary Studies. A past president of the OAH and a recipient of the OAH Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award, he is the author of several books, including Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal (2012); Civilities and Civil Rights (1979), which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award; and Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American Liberalism (1993), which won the Sidney Hillman Book Award. He is also a coeditor of Remembering Jim Crow (2001) which won the Lillian Smith Book Award.
University of Minnesota
David Anthony Chang is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota. A historian of indigenous people, race, colonialism, and anticolonialism in the United States and Hawai'i, his research focuses especially on the histories of American Indian and Native Hawaiian people. He is the author of two books. The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration (2016) draws on long-ignored Hawaiian-language sources—stories, songs, chants, and political prose—to trace how Native Hawaiians in the long nineteenth century explored the outside world, generated their own understandings of it, and worked to influence their metaphorical "place in the world." His award-winning first book, The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832–1929 (2010), argues for the central place of struggles over the ownership of Native American lands in the making of the racial and national categories that operated among American Indians, African Americans, and whites in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Oklahoma. He is currently working on two projects: the global and cosmopolitan circuits linking nationalists in Italy, Hawai'i, and China in the late nineteenth century; and the eighteenth-century travels of a Hawaiian chief, Ka'iana'ahu'ula, whose voyage to China, the Philippines, Palau, Alaska, and Vancouver Island convinced him that he could shape relations with westerners to his own advantage.
George Chauncey is a professor of history at Columbia University where he also directs the Columbia Research Initiative on the Global History of Sexualities. He writes about the history of gender, sexuality, and the city. He is the author of Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890–1940 (1994) which won the OAH Merle Curti Award for the best book in social history and the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award for best first book in any field of U.S. history, and Why Marriage? The History Shaping Today's Debate over Gay Equality (2004). He has been an expert witness on the history of antigay discrimination in more than thirty gay rights cases, including the Supreme Court cases establishing the right of same-sex couples to marry, and he has served as historical consultant to several major public history projects, including exhibitions and lecture series at the New York Public Library, the Chicago History Museum, and the New-York Historical Society. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, and the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. In 2012 he was awarded Yale University's Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities, primarily for his lecture course on U.S. lesbian and gay history. He is currently working on a book about race, urbanism, and gay male culture and politics in postwar New York City.
University of California, Davis
Mary Marshall Clark directs the Columbia University Oral History Research Office, the first university-based oral history program and archive in the world, founded in 1948. She is a past president of the United States Oral History Association and has served on the executive council of the International Oral History Association. Currently, she directs one of the largest oral history projects documenting the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001. She has also conducted a wide range of biographical interviews for Columbia University on a wide variety of subjects—including women’s history, media and journalism history, political history, philanthropy, and the history of psychoanalysis—speaking with U.S. congresswoman Bella Abzug and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, among others.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
A distinguished professor of history and labor studies emerita at Rutgers University, Dorothy Sue Cobble specializes in twentieth-century politics and social movements. She is the author of multiple prize-winning books and articles. Her most recent book, For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality (Princeton, 2021), is a history of the twentieth-century feminists who fought for the rights of women, workers, and the poor in the United States and abroad. She is the recipient of fellowships from, among others, the American Council for Learned Societies, Russell Sage Foundation, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Charles Warren Center at Harvard University. She won the Sol Stetin Award for Career Achievement in Labor History from the Sidney Hillman Foundation in 2010. She held the 2016 Swedish Research Council's Kerstin Hesselgren Professorship at Stockholm University, and in 2017, Stockholm University awarded her an Honorary Doctorate in Social Science. Currently, she is writing on US worker movements for egalitarian democracy and how labor intellectuals of the past can help us reimagine a fairer, more inclusive America.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Peter A. Coclanis is the Albert R. Newsome Distinguished Professor of History and the director of the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous works in U.S. and international economic history, including The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1920 (1989); with David L. Carlton, The South, the Nation, and the World: Perspectives on Southern Economic Development (2003); and Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Globalization in Southeast Asia over la Longue Durée (2006).; and with Sven Beckert, Barbara Hahn, and Richard Follett, Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities (2016).
Bettye Collier-Thomas is professor of history at Temple University. She specializes in race and gender history, particularly religion, politics, and civil rights. Her publications include “Jesus, Jobs, and Justice”: African American Women and Religion (2010), Daughters of Thunder: Black Women Preachers and Their Sermons, 1850-1979 (1998), and Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement (2001). She founded and served as first executive director of the Bethune Museum and Archives National Historic Site, in Washington, D.C. In 1994 she received the Conservation Service Award from the Department of the Interior for creating the first institution in the United States that focuses solely on black women’s history. She is currently writing a history of African American women and politics.
Miami University of Ohio
Steven Conn is the W. E. Smith Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio. Previously he was a member of the history department at Ohio State University. He teaches intellectual, cultural, urban, and public history. He is also the founding editor of the monthly online magazine, Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. He is the author of five monographs, including Americans against the City: Anti-urbanism in the Twentieth Century (2014) and Do Museums Still Need Objects? (2010), and the editor of To Promote the General Welfare: The Case for Big Government (2012) and Building the Nation: Americans Write about Their Architecture, Their Cities, and Their Landscape (2003). His most recent book (2019) tracks how business schools have consistently failed to live up to their promises to train a professional class of businessmen. Titled Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: The Sad History of American Business Schools, the book has already stirred a fair amount of controversy. Conn has taught and lectured on four continents.
Johns Hopkins University
N. D. B. Connolly is the Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and a co-host of the American history podcast BackStory. His research considers racism and the American presidency, capitalism, racial segregation, West Indian immigration to the United States, and the relationship between community building and real estate development. Raised in South Florida, he is the author of A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida (2014), winner of the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award, the Urban History Association's Kenneth T. Jackson Award, and the Southern Historical Association's Bennett H. Wall Award. In addition to teaching, writing, and speaking widely, Connolly serves on the executive board of the Urban History Association. In 2009 he won the Arthur Fondiler Award for Best Dissertation, and in 2010 he received the Institute for the Humanities' "Emerging Scholars Prize" at the University of Michigan.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
The Distinguished Professor of History and Women's Studies at the John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Blanche Wiesen Cook is the author of the award-winning Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1, 1884–1933 (1992), Volume 2, The Defining Years, 1933–1938 (1999), and Volume 3, The War Years and After, 1939–1962 (2016). For more than twenty years, she produced and hosted her own program for Pacifica Radio and has appeared frequently as a television news commentator. She also was a cofounding cochair of the OAH's Committee on Research and Access to Historical Documentation and the founder and cochair of the Fund for Open Information and Accountability, Inc.
The Evergreen State College
Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College and is the director of research and public education for the Council on Contemporary Families. She is the author of seven books, including "A Strange Stirring": The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s (2011); the award-winning Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage (2005), which was cited the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage; and The Way We Never Were (1992, revised and expanded 2016). She is also the editor of American Families: A Multicultural Reader (2008). She is interested in the trade-offs and paradoxes of historical changes in family life, gender relations, and intimate partnerships. Coontz has appeared on numerous television news and talk programs, including "The Colbert Report," "Oprah," "The Today Show," and msnbc's "The Cycle," and frequently offers media training workshops for academics. She also regularly writes op-eds for the New York Times and cnn.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Deirdre Cooper Owens is The Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and Director of the Humanities in Medicine program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also the Director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia, the country’s oldest cultural institution. Dr. Cooper Owens is the recipient of several prestigious honors in history and reproductive justice. An award-winning scholar, Dr. Cooper Owens’ first book, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology, won a OAH Darlene Clark Hine Award. She is currently writing a popular biography of Harriet Tubman that examines her through the lens of disability. Dr. Cooper Owens primarily teaches classes on the history of medicine, U.S. slavery, and women's history. A popular public speaker, she has lectured globally and continues to make a number of public appearances on national media outlets as an expert on issues of race and medicine, especially medical racism and disparities.
Saul Cornell is the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University. He specializes in early American history and legal/Constitutional history. He is the author of The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828 (1999) and A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America (2006), among other works. He also has a strong interest in teaching with technology and is writing a section of a new textbook, “Visions of America: A History of the United States.”
Seth Cotlar is a professor of history at Willamette University. His first book, Tom Paine's America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic (2011), won the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic's James Broussard Best First Book Prize. His current book project is entitled "When the Olden Days Were New: The Cultural History of Nostalgia in Modernizing America, 1776–1860."
Nancy F. Cott, who served as president of the OAH in 2016-17, is the Jonathan Trumbull Research Professor of American History at Harvard University. She taught the history of women, sexuality, and gender in the U.S. for twenty-six years at Yale and sixteen years at Harvard, before retiring in 2018. Her pursuits in the history of gender, marriage, feminism, law, political culture, and citizenship resulted in her books The Bonds of Womanhood: "Woman's Sphere" in New England, 1780-1835 (1977), The Grounding of Modern Feminism (1987), and Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation (2001), among other works. Her current interests also include the history of sexuality, social movements, the international turn, and journalism, as is apparent in her new book, Fighting Words: How Bold Young American Journalists Brought the World Home between the Wars (2020). Fighting Words traces four Americans (two men and two women) who went abroad in their youth in the 1920s and became foreign correspondents, alerting fellow Americans to the spreading menace of global threats, especially European fascism. Confronting the era’s big conflicts— democracy versus authoritarianism, international responsibilities versus isolationism, sexual freedom versus traditional morality—they shaped how Americans saw their country’s role between the world wars. Parallels between the tensions they experienced and addressed in their writings, and similar tensions today, are striking.
Southern Methodist University
Edward Countryman won the Bancroft Prize for A People in Revolution: The American Revolution and Political Society in New York, 1760-1790 (1981). He also has written The American Revolution (1985, revised ed 2003), Americans: A Collision of Histories (1996), and, most recently, Enjoy the Same Liberty: African Americans and the Era of the American Revolution (2011). His teaching interest in film studies led to Shane (1999), with Evonne Von Heussen Countryman. He has taught in New Zealand and Britain and is now a University Distinguished Professor in the Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Karen L. Cox is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she teaches courses in American history with a focus on southern history and culture. She is the author of Dixie's Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture (2003), which won the Southern Association for Women Historians' Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture (2011), and Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South (2017), as well as the editor of Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History (2012). A public intellectual, she has written op-eds for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, CNN, Publishers Weekly, and the Huffington Post. She has been interviewed by journalists from around the world for her expertise on Confederate monuments and Confederate culture more broadly. Her most recent book, No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice will be published in 2021. Her next project will examine the Rhythm Club fire in Natchez, Mississippi. More than 200 members of the African American community perished in this fire in April 1940, leading the Chicago Defender to call it "the worst tragedy in the history of the race."
Margaret Creighton is a professor of history at Bates College. In her work on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, she has reexamined some of America's best-known narratives and historic sites. She has revisited the story of the deepwater sailing ship, the Civil War battlefield, and, most recently, the baseball field. Her books include Rites and Passages: The Experience of American Whaling (1995) and Dogwatch and Liberty Days: Seafaring in the Nineteenth Century (1982). She is also a coeditor, with Lisa Norling, of Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Atlantic Seafaring (1996). Most recently, her Colors of Courage: Gettysburg's Forgotten History (2005) considers the legendary battle of Gettysburg from the perspectives of white women civilians, African American civilians, and immigrant soldiers. This book was a runner-up for the Lincoln Prize and named as one of the five best books on Gettysburg by the Wall Street Journal.
Joseph Crespino is Jimmy Carter Professor of American History at Emory University. His research focuses on the political and social history of twentieth-century America, particularly southern history and the United States since 1945. He teaches courses on the South since Reconstruction, the long 1960s, politics and ideology in post–World War II America, and the southern civil rights movement. He is the author of Strom Thurmond’s America (2012) and In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution (2007) and is a coeditor of The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (2010).
George Mason University
Spencer Crew has worked at museums as well as universities over the past twenty-five years. The Clarence J. Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History at George Mason University, he is the former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the former president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. His primary area of research interest is African American history, and he has created exhibitions and written on both the Underground Railroad and the migration of African Americans to the North during and after World War I. Crew served as interim director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2019 and 2020.
Mount Holyoke College
Daniel Czitrom is the Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College. His latest book is New York Exposed: The Gilded-Age Police Scandal that Launched the Progressive Era (2016). He is a coauthor, with Bonnie Yochelson, of Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn of the Century New York (2008), and his Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan (1982) received the American Historical Association's First Book Award and has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. He is also a coauthor of Out of Many: A History of the American People (8th edition, 2015), which was banned from Texas high schools in 2003. Czitrom has appeared as a featured on-camera consultant for numerous documentaries and he was a historical adviser for BBC America's historical drama, "Copper." He is also a member of the Society of American Historians.
University of Chicago
Jane E. Dailey is an associate professor of history and law at the University of Chicago, where she teaches and writes on American political and constitutional history with a special emphasis on the South. She is the author of Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia (2000) and a coauthor, with Glenda E. Gilmore and Bryant Simon, of Jumpin' Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights (2000). Her writing has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. The recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Academy in Berlin, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Dailey is currently finishing a book on race, sex, and the civil rights movement from emancipation to the present.
Adrienne Davis is vice provost and the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also is the founder and a codirector of the Law, Identity, and Culture Initiative and the past director of the Black Sexual Economies Project for the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital. Her scholarship emphasizes the gendered and private law dimensions of American slavery. She also does work on conceptions of justice and reparations, marriage and sexuality, and work/family conflict. She served on the American Historical Association's Littleton-Griswold Prize committee, chairing it for the last two years. She coedited Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America (1996) and is a former editor of the Journal of Legal Education and Law and History Review as well as a past chair of the law and humanities section of the American Association of Law Schools.
University of Delaware
Rebecca L. Davis is the Miller Family Endowed Early Career Professor of History at the University of Delaware, with a joint appointment in the Department of Women and Gender Studies. She is the author of More Perfect Unions: The American Search for Marital Bliss (2010), a history of how marriage counseling shaped twentieth-century American religion, social science, and gender politics. Her latest book is Public Confessions: The Religious Conversions that Changed American Politics (2021) which considers how the controversial religious conversions of Clare Boothe Luce, Whittaker Chambers, Sammy Davis Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Chuck Colson, among others, shaped ideas about authenticity and democracy. Davis is also the co-editor with Michele Mitchell of Heterosexual Histories (2021). Her current book project is Sex in America (Liveright). Davis serves as a producer and the story editor for the Sexing History podcast. A former postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, she was a visiting fellow there during the 2016–2017 academic year.
University of Connecticut
Cornelia H. Dayton teaches colonial North American history, gender in the early modern period, and U.S. legal history at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Women before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789 (1995) and a coauthor, with Sharon V. Salinger, of Robert Love's Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston (2014). Winner of the OAH Merle Curti Award, this work is a study of the Massachusetts practice of warning strangers and the lives of hundreds of ordinary people-on-the-move affected by it. Engaged for the past decade in exploring how mental and developmental disorders were understood and treated at the family and local levels prior to 1840, she is also investigating poor relief, almshouses, and the lives of African New Englanders.
Georgia Historical Society
Stan Deaton is the Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society, an endowed position created by Dr. Victor Andrews. He has worked at the Georgia Historical Society since 1998. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Florida, a Masters in history from the University of Georgia, and Bachelors degree in journalism from the Grady School at the University of Georgia. He is the Emmy-winning writer and host of Today in Georgia History, jointly produced for TV and radio by GHS and Georgia Public Broadcasting. At the Georgia Historical Society Deaton is a public historian, speaker, writer, teacher, and lecturer. He produces videos, writes a blog, and records podcasts that are all available at "Off the Deaton Path," speaks to groups across the country on a variety of subjects, serves as managing editor for the Georgia Historical Quarterly, recruits materials for the GHS Research Center; leads teacher training workshops; writes historical markers; conducts oral history interviews; helps write grants; assists with fund raising; writes newspaper editorials and is regularly interviewed by broadcast and print media on a variety of subjects related to history in the news.
Philip Deloria is a professor of history at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus on the cultural and ideological intersections of Indian and non-Indian worlds. His first book, Playing Indian (1998), traces the tradition of white "Indian play" from the Boston Tea Party to the New Age movement, while his Indians in Unexpected Places (2004) examines the ideologies surrounding Indian people in the early twentieth century and the ways Native Americans challenged them through sports, travel, automobility, and film and musical performance. He co-authored with Alexander Olson American Studies: A User's Guide (2017), which offers a comprehensive treatment of the historiography and methodology of the field of American Studies. He is a coeditor, with Neal Salisbury, of The Blackwell Companion to American Indian History (2001) and, with Jerome Bernstein, of C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions (2009) by Vine Deloria Jr. His most recent book is Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract (2019). Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard, Deloria taught at the University of Colorado and at the University of Michigan where he also served as the associate dean for undergraduate education and directed the American culture and Native American studies programs. He is a trustee of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, where he chairs the Repatriation Committee; a former president of the American Studies Association; and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently completing a project on American Indian visual arts of the mid-twentieth century and coediting, with Beth Piatote, "I Heart Nixon: Essays on the Indigenous Everyday."
Cate Denial is the Bright Distinguished Professor of American History, Chair of the History department, and Director of the Bright Institute at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. The winner of the American Historical Association’s 2018 Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching award, Cate is a former member of the Digital Public Library of America‘s Educational Advisory Board. She currently sits on the boards of the Western Historical Quarterly and Commonplace: A Journal of Early American Life. Cate is at work on a new book, A Pedagogy of Kindness, under contract with West Virginia University Press. Her historical research has examined the early nineteenth-century experience of pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing in Upper Midwestern Ojibwe and missionary cultures, research that grew from Cate’s previous book, _Making Marriage: Husbands, Wives, and the American State in Dakota and Ojibwe Country_ (2013). In summer 2018, Cate was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA. As Director of the Bright Institute at Knox College, Cate oversees a program which supports fourteen faculty from liberal arts schools across the United States in their teaching and research for three years, while providing them with $9000 in research funds and convening an annual summer seminar. Cate is a pedagogical consultant who works with individuals, departments, and organizations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Sarah Deutsch is a professor of history at Duke University. Her research focuses on gender, racial, and spatial formations from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. She has published extensively on gender and race relations in the U.S. West, particularly the Southwest, and on the urban northeast. Her most recent book is Women and the City: Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1940 (2000), and her most recent article is "Being American in Boley, Oklahoma" in Beyond Black and White (2004). She is currently at work on a history of the U.S. West from 1898-1942.
University of Minnesota
Tracey Deutsch is an associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota and a coeditor of the journal Gender and History. She teaches, researches, and writes in the areas of gender and women's history, consumption, critical food studies, and capitalism. She is the author of Building a Housewife's Paradise: Gender, Government, and American Grocery Stores, 1919–1968 (2010), winner of the Association for the Study of Food and Society's book prize. She has also published essays on the uses of women's history and women's labor in contemporary local food discourses. Her current research uses Julia Child's biography to study the emergence of food as a crucial object in middle-class life in the mid-twentieth-century United States. She is also pursuing research on the history of the abstraction of consumer demand in economic thought.
University of Southern California
William Deverell is the director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West and a professor of history at the University of Southern California. He has written widely on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century history of California and the far West. Most recently, he is a coauthor, with Tom Sitton, of Water and Los Angeles: A Tale of Three Rivers (2016). His other publications include Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past (2004) and the coedited volume, Land of Sunshine: An Environmental History of Metropolitan Los Angeles (2004). Deverell is also the editor of Companion to the American West (2004) and a coeditor of other volumes in the Blackwell Companions to American History series, Companion to California History (2008) and Companion to the History of Los Angeles (2014).
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Rachel Devlin is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University specializing in the cultural politics of girlhood, sexuality, and race in the postwar United States. She is the author of Relative Intimacy: Fathers, Adolescent Daughters, and Postwar American Culture (2005). In her most recent book, A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools (2018), she draws on interviews and archival research to tell the stories of the many young women who stood up to enraged protestors, hostile teachers, and hateful white students every day while integrating classrooms. Among them were Lucile Bluford, who fought to desegregate the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism before World War II, and Marguerite Carr and Doris Faye Jennings, who as teenagers became the public faces of desegregation years before Brown v. Board of Education. Devlin has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University.
University of Virginia
Christa Dierksheide is Brockman Foundation Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor and Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia, where she also directs the Center for the Study of the Age of Jefferson. She is the author of Amelioration and Empire: Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas, 1780-1840 (2014) and Jefferson’s Rising Generation: the Hemingses and Randolphs in America and the World, 1820-1900 (forthcoming). An expert on Jefferson, race, and slavery, she also served as a curator and historian at Monticello for over a decade.
University of Michigan
Angela D. Dillard is a professor of Afroamerican and African studies and serves as associate dean for undergraduate education for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. She writes and speaks on issues of race and politics on both the left and the right sides of the political spectrum. Her books include Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit (2007) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now? Multicultural Conservatism in America (2001), a critical study of the rise of political conservatism among African Americans, Latinos, women, and homosexuals. She is currently at work on a book-length study of civil rights conservatism and the interconnections of the postwar civil rights movement and the rise of the New Right.
New York University
Hasia Diner is the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University, with joint appointment in the department of history and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. She is also director of the Goldstein Goren Center for American Jewish History. She has built her scholarly career around the study of American Jewish history, American immigration and ethnic history, and the history of American women. She has written about the ways in which American Jews in the early twentieth century reacted to the issue of race and the suffering of African Americans, and the process by which American Jews came to invest deep meaning in New York's Lower East Side. She is the author of We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust (2009), winner of a National Jewish Book Award and the American Jewish Historical Society's Saul Viener Prize, and Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migration to the New World and the Peddlers Who Led the Way (2015), a global history of Jewish peddling and Jewish migrations. She is a coeditor of 1929: Mapping the Jewish World (2013), winner of a National Jewish Book Award for anthologies. A Guggenheim Fellow, Diner has also written about other immigrant groups and the contours of their migration and settlement, including a study of Irish immigrant women and of Irish, Italian, and east European Jewish foodways. She is an elected member of both the Society of American Historians and the American Academy of Jewish Research, and lectures widely to scholarly and community audiences on a range of topics.
University of Notre Dame
Darren Dochuk is the Andrew V. Tackes College Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Faculty Fellow at Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. His research and teaching deal primarily with the United States in the long twentieth century, with emphasis on the intersections of religion, politics, energy, and environment. His first book, From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism (2011), won the American Historical Association's John H. Dunning Prize and the OAH Ellis W. Hawley Prize. His latest book, Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America(2019) is a study of religion and energy politics in North America's age of oil, from the 1850s to the present. He is also an editor and co-editor of several volumes, including Religion and Politics Beyond the Culture Wars: New Directions in a Divided America(2021), The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States(2018) Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of Religion and American Politics (2016), and Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place, and Region (2011).
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Gregory Evans Dowd is a professor of history and American culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His scholarly interests include the history of the North American Indian East during the colonial, revolutionary, and early national periods. A former director of the university's Native American studies program and a former chair of the Department of American Culture, he is the author of several books, including, most recently, Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier (2015).
University of South Carolina
Don H. Doyle is a professor emeritus of history at the University of South Carolina. His The Cause of All Nations: An International History of America's Civil War (2014) moves beyond the familiar narrative of Civil War battlefields and homefront to view the conflict from abroad. He is also the author of Nations Divided: America, Italy, and the Southern Question (2002) and Faulkner's County: The Historical Roots of Yoknapatawpha (2000); the editor of Nationalism in the New World (2006), Secession as an International Phenomenon (2010), and American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s (2017); and a coeditor of The Transnational Significance of the American Civil War (2016). He is currently at work on a sequel to The Cause of All Nations, considering the international impact of America's Civil War.
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Thomas Dublin is a U.S. social historian with an interest in gender, race and ethnicity, and class in the working-class experience. His research has focused on both the industrial revolution in nineteenth-century New England and deindustrialization in the Middle Atlantic region in the twentieth century. He has been been publishing online for nearly two decades and has pioneered online research and teaching applications, creating an online document archive, Women and Social Movements, International 1840 to Present and coediting Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, a major online resource in U.S. women's history. He is currently editor of the crowdsourced online resource, Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. When complete, this database will include 3,500 biographical sketches of grassroots woman suffrage activists, including white and black suffragists, and mainstream and radical suffragists.
Mary L. Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University, is a leading historian of American law and of the United States and the world. She is past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, an Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Legal History, and a Member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She has been Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress, and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and others. Her books include Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2000, 2d ed., 2011); Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (Oxford University Press, 2008); War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (Oxford University Press, 2012), and three edited collections, including Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism, co-edited with Mark Bradley (University of Massachusetts Press, 2021). Dudziak’s pandemic-related writings include “An Uncountable Casualty: Ruminations on the Social Life of Numbers,” forthcoming in After Life: A Collective History of Loss and Redemption in Pandemic America, Rhae Lynn Barnes, Keri Leigh Merritt, and Yohuru Williams, eds. (Haymarket Books, 2022). She is currently writing a history of the decline of democratic restraints on U.S war power: Going to War: An American History (under contract, Oxford University Press).
Lynn Dumenil is the Robert Glass Cleland Professor Emerita of American History at Occidental College. She specializes in U.S. cultural and social history since the Civil War. Dumenil is the author of The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I (2017), The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s (1995), and Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880–1930 (1984); and a coauthor of Through Women's Eyes: An American History.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African American women's history. Her first book, A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City (2008), was the first book to chronicle the lives of African American women in the North during the early years of the Republic and the years leading to the Civil War. A Philadelphia native, she is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is the author most recently of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge (2017), a finalist for the National Book Award.
Louisiana State University
Jonathan Earle is the Roger Hadfield Ogden Dean of the Honors College at Louisiana State University and the author of the Routledge Atlas of African American History (2000); Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil (2004), which won the Byron Caldwell Smith Award and the Best First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic; John Brown's Raid: A Brief History with Documents (2008); and a forthcoming book on the presidential election of 1860. He is also a coeditor, with Diane Mutti Burke, of Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border (2013) and, with Sean Wilentz, of Major Problems in the Early Republic (2007).
Virginia Commonwealth University
Carolyn Eastman is Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research examines how men and women engaged with publications, oratory, and visual imagery during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and how those popular media affected their perceptions of self and community as well as the larger political culture. She is the author of The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States' First Forgotten Celebrity (2021) and the prizewinning A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution (2009). She is currently developing a new book project that examines the history of the yellow fever epidemics that ravaged New York City during the 1790s. To complete this work, she received a residential fellowship through the New-York Historical Society for the academic year 2021-2022, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Grant for the academic year 2022-2023.
Lake Forest College
Michael H. Ebner is the James D. Vail III Professor of History Emeritus at Lake Forest College, where he taught from 1974 to 2007. He is best known as the author of the prizewinning Creating Chicago's North Shore: A Suburban History (1988). He has taught in the U.S. Department of Education's Teaching American History initiative in Florida, Minnesota, Illinois, and Virginia and also served as project director of Creating a Geographically Extended Class at Lake Forest College, underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Ebner is the recipient of awards as a mentor, as a teacher, and for public service from the American Historical Association, the Chicago Tribune, the City College of New York, and Lake Forest College, and is a life trustee at the Chicago History Museum. He is currently completing a book entitled Re-mixed: Storylines from Metropolitan America.
Laura Edwards is the Peabody Family Professor of History at Duke University, where she teaches courses on women, gender, and law. Her research focuses on the same issues, with a particular emphasis on the nineteenth-century U.S. South. She is the author of Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction (1997); Scarlett Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Southern Women in the Civil War Era (2000); The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary U.S. South (2009) which won the American Historical Association's Littleton-Griswold Award and the Southern Historical Association's Charles S. Sydnor Award; and A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (2015).
David C. Engerman is professor of history at Yale University. He is the author of two books on American ideas about Russia: the prizewinning Modernization from the Other Shore: American Intellectuals and the Romance of Russian Development (2003) and Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America's Soviet Experts (2009). He has edited two volumes on modernization and development programs in the Third World and recently completed an international history of Cold War development, The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India (2018).
Florida Atlantic University
Stephen D. Engle is a professor of history and the director of the Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium Series on the American Presidency at Florida Atlantic University. A former Fulbright Scholar and a lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's Associates Program, he was the 2016 Distinguished Teacher of the Year at Florida Atlantic University and is the author of several books, including Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union's War Governors (2016), winner of the Barondess/Lincoln Award.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nan Enstad is the Buttel-Sewell Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology and the Director of the Food Studies Network at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also affiliated with the departments of History, Gender and Women's Studies, Afro-American Studies, and with the Program in Public Humanities. She teaches courses on gender history, cultural history, and the history of capitalism. Enstad's work examines global capitalism through a cultural history approach that locates value in the daily innovations of ordinary people. She is the author of Cigarettes, Inc.: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism (2018) and Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Popular Culture and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (1999.)
Georgia State University
Glenn T. Eskew has an abiding interest in southern history having taught the subject at Georgia State University since 1993. Currently he heads the university's World Heritage Initiative, an effort to develop a serial nomination of U. S. civil rights sites for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. His But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle (1997) received the Francis Butler Simkins Award from Southern Historical Association and Longwood College for the best book in southern history by a new author. His biography, Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World (2013), received the Bell Award from the Georgia Historical Society and was selected as a Choice outstanding academic title. Currently he is writing a history of civil rights monuments, museums, and institutions in the Deep South. Eskew serves on a number of national, regional, state, and local boards, and promotes historic preservation and public history.
Todd Estes is a professor and former chair of the history department at Oakland University. His research concentrates on early U.S. political history and political culture, and he is the author of The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture (2006) and many journal articles and book chapters among other publications. He is currently researching a book on the ratification debate, tentatively entitled "The Campaign for the Constitution: Political Culture and the Ratification Contest." He has won a couple of teaching prizes, including the Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award.
New York University
Nicole Eustace is a professor of history at New York University, where she has leadership roles in both the history of women and gender program and the Atlantic history workshop. A historian of the early modern Atlantic and the early United States, she specializes in the history of emotion. She is the author of Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution (2008) and 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (2012), coeditor of Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812 (2017), and author of the forthcoming Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America (2021).
Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley
Candace Falk is a Guggenheim Fellow and the founding director of the Emma Goldman Papers research project as the University of California, Berkeley. Her interest in feminism and antiwar activities led to her research on Goldman. The author of Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman (1984), she is editing a four-volume collection of Goldman's papers, Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years, which includes Made for America, 1890–1901 (2003, revised edition, 2008), Making Speech Free, 1902–1909 (2004, revised edition, 2008), and Light and Shadows, 1910–1916 (2012). The forthcoming, final volume in the series, "Democracy Disarmed, 1917–1919," traces the building of repressive legislation accompanying U.S. entry into the World War I, the rise of the Russian Revolution, and Goldman's trial, imprisonment, and deportation. In 2014 Falk and the project received the Society of American Archivists' Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award for excellence in increasing public awareness of a body of documents and in 2016 the Guardian named the series in its list of the top 10 best English-language books of radical history. The Internet Archive has digitized the collection of more than 22,000 documents and the accompanying guide.
University of Texas at Austin
Ashley D. Farmer is a historian of Black women's history, intellectual history, and radical politics. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Farmer is the author of the award winning book, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era and a co-editor of New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition. Farmer's scholarship has appeared in numerous venues including The Black Scholar and The Journal of African American History. Her research has also been featured in several popular outlets including Vibe, NPR, and The Chronicle Review, and The Washington Post. She has provided commentary on national and international media outlets including The New York Times and Al-Jazeera.
John Fea is a professor of history and chair of the history department at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. A scholar of early American history and American religious history, he is the author of several books, most notably Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction (2011), which was one of three finalists for the George Washington Book Prize. He is also the author of the award-winning The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America (2009). His most recent book is Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past (2013). His work has appeared in publications as wide-ranging as the Journal of American History and the Washington Post. He lectures at colleges and universities, historical societies, and religious organizations and is executive editor of Current.
A native of North Carolina, Crystal N. Feimster is an associate professor in the African American studies department, the American studies program, and the history department at Yale University, where she teaches a range of courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American history, women's history, and southern history. She has also taught at Boston College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Princeton University. Her publications include "A New Generation of Women Historians," in Voices of Women Historians: The Personal, the Political, the Professional (1999), edited by Nuper Chaudhuri and Eileen Boris; "Not So Ivory: African American Women Historians Creating Academic Communities," in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower (2008), edited by Deborah Gray White; "General Benjamin Butler and the Threat of Sexual Violence during the American Civil War," Daedalus (Spring 2009); "'What If I Am a Woman?': Black Women’s Campaigns for Sexual Justice and Citizenship," in The World the Civil War Made (2015), edited by Gregory P. Downs and Kate Masur; and "Ida B. Wells: Radical Feminist," in the forthcoming Fifty-One Key Feminist Thinkers, edited by Lori J. Marso. Her book Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching (2009) examines the roles of both black and white women in the politics of racial and sexual violence in the American South. She is currently working on two book projects: "Sexual Warfare: Rape and the American Civil War" and "Mutiny at Fort Jackson: A Case Study of Wartime Freedom."
Ruth Feldstein is a professor of history and American studies at Rutgers University–Newark, where she teaches courses in U.S. cultural history and the history of popular culture, African American history, and women's and gender history. She is the author of Motherhood in Black and White: Race and Sex in American Liberalism, 1930–1965 (2000), and How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement (2013), which won the Benjamin Hooks National Book Award and the International Association for Media History's Michael Nelson Prize. She is currently an associate producer of "How It Feels to Be Free," a forthcoming documentary film series directed by Yoruba Richen and based on her book.
University of Tennessee
Daniel Feller is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus and Editor/Director Emeritus of the Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee. His books include The Public Lands in Jacksonian Politics (1984), The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840 (1995), and an annotated abridgement of Harriet Martineau's Retrospect of Western Travel (2000). He was the lead scholar for the PBS biography "Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency" and has been featured on television series "History Detectives," "Ten Things You Don't Know About," "Who Do You Think You Are?," and CNN's "Race for the White House." Since 2004 Feller and his team have published five volumes of the Jackson Papers, covering the presidential years 1829 through 1833. The 1832 volume won the Society for History in the Federal Government's Thomas Jefferson Prize. Feller is also the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
Sharla M. Fett is a professor of history at Occidental College in Los Angeles, working in the fields of nineteenth-century Atlantic World slavery, the antebellum U.S. South, and race, gender, and health. She is the author of Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (2002) and Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade (2017). She has also published in the journal Slavery and Abolition and contributed essays to New Studies in the History of American Slavery (2006), edited by Stephanie Camp and Edward Baptist, and Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade (2010), edited by Ana Lucia Araujo. She has been a teaching partner with the Colored Conventions Project, founded by Gabrielle Foreman at the University of Delaware, and has edited a student-researched exhibit on California's conventions of the 1850s and 1860s, entitled "Equality Before the Law: California Black Convention Activism, 1855-1865."
Montana State University
Mark Fiege is the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies at Montana State University and the author of The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States (2012) and Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West (1999), which received the Forest History Society's Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award. His article "The Weedy West," published in the Western Historical Quarterly (2005), won several honors, including the American Society for Environmental History's Alice Hamilton Prize. Prior to moving to Montana State, he was a founding member of the Public Lands History Center at Colorado State University and a participant in its Parks as Portals to Learning, a research and learning program based on environmental history that brings together faculty, students, and resource managers at Rocky Mountain National Park. His current research includes a book on conservation in the national parks.
University of Virginia
Corinne T. Field is an Associate Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the political significance of chronological age and life stage in US history. Her current book project, "Grand Old Women: How Abolitionists and Feminists Transformed Aging in America," considers how nineteenth-century activist women insisted that "old maids" and grandmothers should not recede into the background or try to look younger, but instead step forward as national leaders who were undeniably and gloriously aged beyond youth. Field's research explains how these women pushed back against stigma that we would now call "ageism," how they theorized the intersections of age, race, and class in women's lives, and how their persistent activism opened new possibilities for women's security and fulfillment in old age. Her next project, tentatively titled "Looking Old: A U.S. History," will consider the aesthetics of oldness across hierarchical relations of gender, race, and class. With LaKisha Simmons, Field is co-editing an interdisciplinary anthology on the global history of black girlhood. She is the author of The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America (2014) and co-editor with Nicholas Syrett of Age in America: Colonial Era to the Present (2015) as well as a roundtable for the American Historical Review on "Age as a Useful Category of Historical Analysis." During the 2018-2019 academic year she was the Mellon-Schlesinger Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, and she has held fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society, the Huntington Library, and Virginia Humanities.
California State University, Fresno
Jill Fields is a professor of history and the founding coordinator of the Jewish studies certificate program at California State University, Fresno, where she teaches U.S. women's, social, and cultural history. She is the author of An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality (2007), which won the Western Association of Women Historians' Keller-Sierra Book Prize, and the editor of Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists (2012). Fields is currently writing "Fashion in World History" for the supplemental textbook series, Themes in World History, and developing a book-length project in the field of gender and Jewish cultural studies. Her recent article, "Was Peggy Guggenheim Jewish?: Art Collecting and Representations of Jewish Identity in and out of Postwar Venice," was published in Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues (Fall 5774/2013). Fields is also working with community activists to preserve Fresno's historic Fulton Mall. Designed in 1964 by renowned modernist landscape architect Garret Eckbo and further enhanced by mosaics, fountains, and statues, the mall is one of few parks in downtown Fresno.
Barbara J. Fields is a professor of history at Columbia University where she has taught since 1987. Her research and teaching focus on nineteenth-century American southern and social history; the Civil War and Reconstruction; comparative history of emancipation; comparative social history of agriculture; comparative history of transitions to capitalism; slavery; and the art of interpretive writing. She is the author of Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland during the Nineteenth Century (1985) and a coauthor of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867, series 1, volume 1, The Destruction of Slavery (1985); Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War (1992); and Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War (1992), among other books. Her most recent book, written with her sister, the sociologist Karen E. Fields, is Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life (2012). She is currently at work on "Humane Letters: Writing in English about Human Affairs" and "Teach about the South." She is a past president of the Southern Historical Association; her presidential address, "Dysplacement and Southern History," appeared in the Journal of Southern History in February 2016.
Paul Finkelman is the president of Gratz College. He has published more than fifty books, more than two hundred articles, and numerous op-eds on the law of American slavery, the First Amendment, American race relations, American legal history, the U.S. Constitution, freedom of religion, and baseball and the law. His most recent books include Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation's Highest Court (2017) and Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson (3rd edition, 2014). He has lectured at the United Nations, throughout the United States, and in more than a dozen other countries, including China, Germany, Israel, and Japan. He previously taught at the University of Saskatchewan, Duke Law School, the University of Tulsa Law School, the Albany Law School, the University of Ottawa School of Law, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. His work has been cited in four decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and in many appellate briefs. He was an expert witness in the famous Alabama Ten Commandments Monument Case (Glassroth v. Moore) and in the lawsuit over the ownership of Barry Bonds’ 73rd homerun ball (Popov v. Hayashi).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Deborah K. Fitzgerald is Howard Leverett and William King Cutten Professor of the History of Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also served as dean of MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences from 2006 to 2015. A leading historian of American agriculture, she is the author of Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture (2003), which won the Theodore Saloutos Prize, and The Business of Breeding: Hybrid Corn in Illinois, 1890-1940 (1990). She is currently working on a book, entitled "Whatever It Takes: World War II and the Rise of Fake Food," that examines the role of World War II in fundamentally reshaping the food industry and the nature of global food chains. A past president of the Agricultural History Society, she is also active in the Society for the History of Technology and the Environmental History Society.
Arizona State University
Donald L. Fixico (Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Creek, and Seminole) from Oklahoma is Distinguished Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University. A former Newberry Fellow and Ford Fellow, he is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including Indian Resilience and Rebuilding: Indigenous Nations in the Modern American West (2013), Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos, and Reality (2013), American Indians in a Modern World (2008), Daily Life of Native Americans in the Twentieth Century (2007), The American Indian Mind in a Linear World: American Indian Studies and Traditional Knowledge (2003), The Urban Indian Experience in America (2000), The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century: Tribal Natural Resources and American Capitalism (1998), and Termination and Relocation: Federal Indian Policy, 1945-1960 (1986). He is also the editor of the three-volume Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty (2007) and Rethinking American Indian History (1997). He has lectured throughout the United States and internationally in Japan, China, Finland, England, Germany, Canada, and the Netherlands.
Ohio Wesleyan University
Michael W. Flamm has taught modern U.S. history at Ohio Wesleyan University since 1998. He is the author of In the Heat of the Summer: The New York Riots of the 1964 and the War on Crime (2017) and Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s (2005) and a coauthor of Debating the 1960s (2007), Debating the Reagan Presidency (2009), and the Chicago Handbook for Teachers (2011). He has won several teaching awards and has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior specialist in Argentina.
University of South Carolina
Lacy K. Ford is Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina and Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of, Deliver Us From Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South 2009), and his 2008 Journal of American History article, Reconfiguring the Old South: Solving the Problem of Slavery, 1787-1838," (featured on the Teaching the JAH web project, focus on the emergence of a distinct proslavery ideology in the Old South and its evolving influence on white southern society. Most recently, Ford is the author of Empowering Communities: How Electric Cooperatives Transformed Rural South Carrolina. Ford also maintains a research focus on the economy of the modern South,1940-2020.
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Tanisha C. Ford, Professor of History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, has written extensively on the cultural politics of modern social movements. Trained in twentieth-century U.S. history, Ford employs what she terms “eclectic archiving,” analyzing manuscript collections alongside object-based archival materials such as family heirlooms, yearbooks, album covers, and textiles. Through these fragments of historical evidence, she pieces together vibrant, untold histories of women who came of age during the turbulent 1960s. Ford is the author of Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (UNC Press, 2015), which won the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for Best Book on Civil Rights History, the critically acclaimed Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion (St. Martin’s, 2019), and co-author (with Deborah Willis) of Kwame Brathwaite: Black is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019). Her scholarship has been published in the Journal of Southern History, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, the Black Scholar, and QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking. She writes regularly for public audiences, with feature stories, cultural criticism, and profiles in the Atlantic, New York Times, Elle, Aperture, The Root, Bitch, and The Feminist Wire. In 2019, Ford was named to The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans list for her innovative, public-facing scholarship. Her research has been supported by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Ford Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and University of London’s School of Advanced Study, among others. Ford is working on a new book-length study, Our Secret Society: America’s Forgotten Black Philanthropists for Racial Justice, which examines the webs of power and influence that financially bolstered the Civil Rights movement.
Catherine Forslund is the Isabelle Ross Abbott Professor of History and Women's Studies, the dean of first-year studies, and the chair of the history department at Rockford University. She teaches U. S., Latin American, and Asian history and has worked extensively with local, federally funded Teaching American History programs. Her publications include works in diplomatic and women's history such as We Are a College at War: Women Working for Victory in World War II (2010), Anna Chennault: Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations (2002), and "Worth a Thousand Words: Editorial Cartoons of the Korean War" in the Journal of Conflict Studies (vol. 22, 2002). She contributed a chapter on Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt to A Companion to First Ladies (2016), part of the Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History series. Her research interests include Vietnam War–era and other editorial cartoons.
Smithsonian-National Museum of American History
Kathleen grew up in San Antonio, Texas and became interested in museums as an undergraduate at the University of Texas at San Antonio. When she went on to graduate school at Brown University she pursued both a degree in museum studies and a doctorate in American Studies intending to work as a curator and public historian in the history of technology. She has worked to have a hybrid career as both a curator and an academic historian, creating exhibitions as well as writing books and articles in her fields of specialization. She is currently Chair and Curator in the Division of Work & Industry at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution and Distinguished Public Historian in Residence at American University, where she was until recently associate professor of History.
Steve Fraser is a historian, writer, and editor. His research and writing have pursued two main lines of inquiry: labor history and the history of American capitalism. In his first book, Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and the Rise of American Labor (1991), he examines the relationship between the New Deal and the rise of the modern labor movement. His later works, including Wall Street: America's Dream Palace (2008) and Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life (2005), explore the ways American society and culture reacted to the presence of powerful economic elites. Most recently, he is the author of The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power (2015), The Limousine Liberal: How an Incendiary Image United the Right and Fractured America (2016), and Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion (2018). He has taught at Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. He has also worked as an editor for Cambridge University Press, Basic Books, and Houghton Mifflin.
University of Tennessee
A Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the history department at the University of Tennessee, Ernest Freeberg specializes in American social and cultural history, with an emphasis on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His first book, The Education of Laura Bridgman (2001), winner of the American Historical Association’s Dunning Prize, explores the antebellum philosophical and religious controversies raised by the education of the first deaf-blind person to learn language. His Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent (2008), a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, examines the imprisonment of socialist leader Debs and the national debate prompted by demands for his amnesty. He is the author of The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America (2013), which examines the impact of electric light on American culture, and A Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of Animal Rights in America, published in 2020.
Joanne B. Freeman is a professor of history at Yale University. She specializes in the politics and political culture of early national and antebellum America. She has appeared in numerous television documentaries on PBS and the History Channel, and has served as an historical adviser for the National Park Service. She is the author of Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic (2001), which won the best book award from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the editor of Alexander Hamilton: Writings (2001) and The Essential Hamilton: Letters & Other Writings (2017). Her newest book on physical violence in the U. S. Congress between 1830 and the Civil War is entitled "The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War." (2018) In 2017 she became a cohost of the podcast BackStory.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Marisa J. Fuentes is the Presidential Term Chair in African American History and an associate professor of women's and gender studies and history at Rutgers University. Her first book, Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive (2016), won book prizes from the Caribbean Studies Association, the Association of Black Women Historians, and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. She is a coeditor of Scarlet and Black, Volume One: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History (2016), Scarlet and Black, Volume Two: Constructing Race and Gender at Rutgers, 1865-1945 (2020), and "Slavery and the Archive," a special issue of History of the Present (November, 2016). Fuentes's research has been funded by several institutions, including the Ford Foundation, Harvard University, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and, most recently, University of Oxford's Balliol College as the Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow. Her next project focuses on the seventeenth-century slave trade, capitalism, and captive disposability.
Johns Hopkins University
François Furstenberg, a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, is the author of In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation (2006). His latest book, When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation (2014), follows a group of French émigrés to the United States to explore broader connections between France and the United States in the age of the French Revolution.
Brett Gadsden is an associate professor of African American studies at Northwestern University and a historian of twentieth-century U.S. and African American history. His first book, Between North and South: Delaware, Desegregation, and the Myth of American Sectionalism (2013), chronicles the three-decades-long struggle over segregated schooling in Delaware, a key border state and important site of civil rights activism, education reform, and white reaction. His current manuscript in progress, entitled “From Protest to Politics: The Making of a ‘Second Black Cabinet,’” explores the set of historical circumstances that brought African Americans into consultative relationships with presidential candidates and later into key cabinet, subcabinet, and other important positions in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations, offering unprecedented access to centers of power in the federal government. He has received fellowships and grants from the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Libraries, the National Academy of Education, the Spencer Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the American Historical Association, the Hagley Museum and Library, and the Delaware Heritage Commission.
Beverly Gage is a professor of twentieth-century U.S. history at Yale University. Her work focuses on American politics and social movements, with an emphasis on the histories of radicalism, conservatism, and liberalism, and their influences on the modern state. Her first book, The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror (2009), examines the history of terrorism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, focusing on the 1920 Wall Street bombing. Her current book project, "G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century," is a biography of the former fbi director. In addition to her teaching and research, Gage has written for numerous journals and magazines, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, and the Nation. She appears regularly on the PBS NewsHour, among other programs. In 2009 Gage received the Sarai Ribicoff Award for teaching excellence in Yale College.
University of Virginia
Kevin Gaines is the Julian Bond Professor of Civil Rights and Social Justice at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies and the Corcoran History Department. His interests include U.S. and African American intellectual and cultural history; race and gender politics in post–World War II America; African American cultural production; and global dimensions of the African American freedom movement. He is the author of Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture during the Twentieth Century (1996), winner of the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Publication Prize; American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates in the Civil Rights Era (2006); and the forthcoming book, "The African American Journey: A Global History." He is also a past president of the American Studies Association.
Matt Garcia is a professor of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean studies and history at Dartmouth College. Originally from California, he previously taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the University of Oregon, Brown University, and Arizona State University. He is the author of A World of Its Own: Race, Labor and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970 (2001), which won the Oral History Association's best book award, and, most recently, From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement (2012), which won the Philip Taft Award for the best book in labor history. He is a coeditor, with E. Melanie DuPuis and Don Mitchell, of Food Across Borders: Production, Consumption, and Boundary Crossing in North America (2017). Garcia was also the outreach director and coprimary investigator for the Bracero Archive Project , which received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant as well as a Best Public History Award from the National Council for Public History.
University of California Santa Barbara
Mario T. García is a Distinguished Professor of Chicano studies and history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of twenty books on Chicano history, including most recently The Chicano Generation: Testimonios of the Movement (2015) and Literature as History: Autobiography, Testimonio, and the Novel in the Chicano and Latino Experience (2016). He is also the recipient of the Oral History Association's 2016 Stetson Kennedy Vox Populi Award in recognition of his career of oral history scholarship in the service of social justice.
Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
Edith B. Gelles is a senior scholar with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. For thirty years, her research has focused on women in colonial America and especially on Abigail Adams and her family. Most recently, Gelles is the editor of Abigail Adams: Letters (2016). She has also written two biographies of Adams: Portia: World of Abigail Adams (1992), which the American Historical Association's Herbert Feis Award, and Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage (2009), which was a finalist for the George Washington Prize. She has also edited and written an extensive introduction to The Letters of Abigaill Levy Franks, 1733-1748 (2004), the earliest surviving corpus by a woman in the colonial western world. Gelles has taught American women's history as well as the survey of world history, and she has appeared on several television documentaries, including the recent cnn series on First Ladies.
Gary Gerstle is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University. He works on the twentieth-century United States, with a particular focus on how the United States periodically reconfigures its boundaries and national identity to open or close itself to immigrants and other minorities in its midst. He is the author of Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present (2015), which won the OAH Ellis W. Hawley Prize, and American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century (2001), which won the Immigration and Ethnic History Society's Theodore Saloutos Book Award. He has been awarded many fellowships and has also been elected to the Society of American Historians.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A historian and a lawyer, Malick W. Ghachem is an associate professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a senior scholar at the University of Maine School of Law. He studies the history of colonial slavery and abolition in the Atlantic world of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, with a focus on Haiti (Saint-Domingue). He is the author of The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution (2012), which received awards from the American Historical Association and Caribbean Studies Association. A member of the Massachusetts and New York bars, he has written widely on topics in American legal and constitutional history. He is currently completing a book entitled "'In the Name of the Colony': The Revolt against the Indies Company in Haiti, 1720–1725," which tells the story of the rise of the Haiti's large-scale sugar plantation economy through the lens of a creole rebellion against the French Indies Company. A microhistory of a short but consequential period of Haitian history, this book seeks to understand one of the major economic transformations of Haiti’s past from the shifting perspectives of white colonists (including women rebels), administrators, Jesuit missionaries, and slaves.
Wayne State University
Liette Gidlow is an expert on U.S. politics since the Civil War and focuses on voting rights, women's rights, and African American political activism. She is at work on her third book, "The Nineteenth Amendment and the Politics of Race," which uncovers connections between the woman suffrage amendment of 1920 and the Black freedom movements of the 1950s and 1960s. She is the author of The Big Vote (2007) which analyzed how massive, non-partisan voter turnout campaigns in the 1920s helped to establish new norms of "expert citizenship" and "consumer citizenship," and of Obama, Clinton, Palin (2012), an essay collection that explores the gendered and racial contexts of the historic 2008 presidential election. In 2019, Gidlow was the Mellon-Schlesinger Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, where her work for the Long Nineteenth Amendment Project helped mark the woman suffrage centennial. Her research has won the support of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education. In 2019 she was awarded Wayne State's Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has presented scholarly and public talks on U.S. politics, woman suffrage, and race at Harvard University, the University of Florida, the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, the Colorado Historical Society, and elsewhere. Her work has been noted in many media outlets including New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and the BBC.
Judith Giesberg, editor of the Journal of the Civil War Era, is a professor of history at Villanova University. She is the author of four books on the Civil War era: Civil War Sisterhood: The United States Sanitary Commission and Women's Politics in Transition (2000); "Army at Home": Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front (2009); Keystone State in Crisis: Pennsylvania in the Civil War (2013); and Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality (2017). Giesberg also edited Emilie Davis's Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865 (2014) and coedited, with Randall Miller, Women and the American Civil War: North-South Counterpoints (2018). She directs the project Last Seen: Finding Family after Slavery, which is digitizing "Information Wanted" advertisements placed in newspapers by African Americans looking for family members lost in slavery.
University of Oklahoma
Paul A. Gilje is the George Lynn Cross Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Oklahoma. His work focuses on the American Revolution and the early republic. He began his career as a social historian, but in the last decade he has increasingly sought to integrate social, political, and cultural history. His publications include Liberty on the Waterfront: American Maritime Culture in the Age of Revolution (2004), which won two national prizes, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Best Book award; Free Trade and Sailors' Rights in the War of 1812 (2013); and To Swear like a Sailor: Maritime Culture in America, 1750–1850 (2016). A past president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Gilje has also written two books on the history of rioting in the United States and a synthetic examination of the revolutionary and early republic eras. He has edited five essay collections and has published two encyclopedia projects, including the three-volume Encyclopedia of Revolutionary America (2010). An award-winning teacher of undergraduate and graduate students for more than 30 years, he has also received numerous grants and fellowships to support his research. He is currently working on a book about the year 1800.
Tiffany M. Gill is an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is the author of Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry, which received the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize by the Association of Black Women Historians, and co-editor of To Turn the Whole World Over. Gill’s research has been supported by various foundations, including the American Association of University Women and the National Endowment of the Humanities. An award-winning teacher and a nationally recognized expert in African American Women’s History, fashion and beauty culture, business history, and travel and migration studies, she has provided expert commentary for various news outlets including National Public Radio, C-SPAN, CNBC, Vox, the Washington Post and New York Times. Gill has served as a consultant for international beauty retailer Sephora and as a historical advisor for Higher Ground, the film and television production company founded by President Barack and Michelle Obama. Named a Regents’ Outstanding Teacher while on the faculty at the University of Texas, Gill has also been recognized by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of the top 25 women in higher education. Gill is currently at work on a book chronicling the promise and peril of African American international leisure travel.
Penn State University
Lori D. Ginzberg is a professor of history and women’s studies at Penn State University. Her work focuses on the intellectual history and political identities of nineteenth-century women. The author of four books, she has long been fascinated by the ways ideologies about gender obscure the material and ideological realities of class, how women of different groups express political identities, and the ways that commonsense notions of American life shape, contain, and control radical ideas. Her books include Women and the Work of Benevolence: Morality, Politics, and Class in the Nineteenth-Century United States (1990), Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman's Rights in Antebellum New York (2005), and most recently, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life (2009). She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012-2013. She will present "Mainstreams and Cutting Edges: Women and the Grand Narrative of U.S. History," at the Rethinking Women's History conference at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris in summer 2016.
Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne
David T. Gleeson is a professor of American history at Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including most recently The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America (2013). He is a coinvestigator for the Arts and Humanities Research Council–funded Major Research Project "Locating the Hidden Diaspora: The English in North America in Transatlantic Perspective, 1760–1950". He formerly taught at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where he also directed the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World. He teaches courses in nineteenth-century U.S. history and is an expert on American immigration, ethnicity, and race. He is also interested in the transnational elements of U.S. history.
Lawrence B. Glickman is a professor of history at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell's history department in 2014, he was the Carolina Trustee Professor and chair of the history department at the University of South Carolina, where he had taught since 1992. He teaches courses on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, consumer society in comparative perspective, and the United States since the Civil War. He is the author or editor of four books, including Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America (2009) and Consumer Society in American History: A Reader (1999). Interested in cultural history, he has coedited, with James W. Cook and Michael O'Malley, The Cultural Turn in U.S. History: Past, Present, and Future (2008) and is currently researching and writing a book called, "The Free Enterprise System: A Cultural History."
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richard Godbeer is the founding director of the Humanities Research Center and a professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. He previously taught at the University of California, Riverside, and at the University of Miami. His research focuses on religious culture and issues of gender and sexuality in colonial and revolutionary North America. He is author of The Devil's Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England (1992), Sexual Revolution in Early America (2002), Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 (2004), The Overflowing of Friendship: Love between Men and the Creation of the American Republic (2009), and The Salem Witch Hunt: A Brief History with Documents (2011). Godbeer's edition of the surviving transcripts from Nicholas Sension's 1677 sodomy trial was published in Early American Studies (Spring 2014) and he has just completed the opening chapter for the forthcoming book, "History of Queer America." He has received research fellowships from a range of institutions, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. His current book project, "Surviving the Revolution: The Life and Times of Elizabeth and Henry Drinker," will take readers into the tumultuous world of a mercantile Quaker couple who lived in Philadelphia during the revolutionary period.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
David Goldfield is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the author of Black, White, and Southern: Race Relations and Southern Culture (1990), which received the Mayflower Award for Nonfiction and the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights; Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History (2002); Southern Histories: Public, Personal, and Sacred (2003); and the widely acclaimed America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation (2011). He is also a coauthor of the textbook The American Journey (7th edition, 2013). His latest book, The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good (2017), offers a fresh interpretation of post-World War II America and argues that the federal government as led by Truman, Eisenhower, and Johnson was instrumental in the great economic, social, and environmental progress of the era.
University of Virginia
Risa L. Goluboff is the first female dean of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she is also the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law and a professor of history. Goluboff's scholarship focuses on the history of civil rights, labor, and constitutional law in the twentieth century. Her first book, The Lost Promise of Civil Rights (2007), won the Order of the Coif Book Award and the Law and Society Association's James Willard Hurst Prize. She is also a coeditor of Civil Rights Stories (2008). Her Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s (2016) received the American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize, the Lillian Smith Book Award, the John Phillip Reid Book Award, and the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History, among other honors. A recipient of her university's All-University Teaching Award in 2011, she co-hosts the UVA Law School podcast “Common Law” and also chaired the university-wide committee charged with responding to the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville in August 2017.
Historian and journalist Adam Goodheart is the author of the New York Times bestselling book 1861: The Civil War Awakening (2011). The book was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history and was named Book of the Year by the History Book Club. It was also cited among the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Atlantic, Kirkus Reviews, and Slate, among others. Goodheart teaches history and American studies at Washington College, where he also directs the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. His articles appear frequently in National Geographic, Smithsonian, and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications, and he has made many broadcast media appearances. President Barack Obama invited him to witness the executive order signing ceremony that declared Fort Monroe, Virginia, a national monument, in recognition of his book's role in informing that decision.
Susan Goodier studies U.S. women’s activism, particularly woman suffrage activism, from 1840 to 1920. She did her graduate work at SUNY at Albany, earning a master’s degree in Gender History and a doctorate in Public Policy History, with subfields in International Gender and Culture and Black Women’s Studies. She returned for a second master’s degree in Women’s Studies, focusing on transnational women’s movements. At SUNY Oneonta she teaches courses in Women’s History, New York State History, Civil War and Reconstruction, and Progressivism. Goodier has served as a public scholar for Humanities NY and continues to speak to audiences about black and white women and suffrage activism. The University of Illinois published her first book, No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement, in 2013. Her most recent book, Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State (2017), coauthored with Karen Pastorello, helped mark the centennial of women voting in the state. Goodier’s current projects include a manuscript tentatively entitled, “Networks of Activism: Black Women in the New York Suffrage Movement,” and a biography of Louisa M. Jacobs, the daughter of Harriet Jacobs (author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl).
University of Alabama
Lesley J. Gordon holds the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History at the University of Alabama. A former editor of Civil War History, she is the author of General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend (1998) and A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War (2014) and a coeditor of Inside the Confederate Nation: Essays in Honor of Emory M. Thomas (2005) and This Terrible War: The Civil War and its Aftermath (3rd edition, 2014). She is currently at work on a book manuscript entitled "Battlefield Cowardice: Violence and Memory in the American Civil War."
New York University
Linda Gordon is the Florence Kelley Professor of History and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University and the recipient of the 2017 OAH Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award. Her books include The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America (2002); Pitied But Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare (1994), winner of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize; The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (1999), winner of the Bancroft Prize; and Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits (2009), which also won the Bancroft Prize, making Gordon one of three people ever to win this prize twice. She also discovered Dorothea Lange's photographs of the Japanese-American internment during World War II—photographs which had been suppressed by the U.S. Army because they were so critical—and published them for the first time in Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment (2006). She is the author most recently of The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition (2017).
University of Pennsylvania
The Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, Sarah Barringer Gordon teaches and writes on American religious and constitutional history. She is the author of The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (2002) and The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America (2010). She is currently at work on a book entitled "Freedom's Holy Light: Disestablishment in America, 1776-1876." She is particularly interested in the legal history of religion and religious peoples in America, with a special focus on the relationship of politics and law to belief and practice in American life. In the most religiously diverse country on earth, freedom of religion has been central, and controversial, across American history.
Loyola University, Chicago
Elliott J. Gorn holds the Joseph A. Gagliano Chair in History at Loyola University, Chicago, where he teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American history. Gorn has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and he is an elected member of the Society of American Historians. His books include Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America (2001), Dillinger's Wild Ride: The Year that Made America's Public Enemy Number One (2009), and Let the People See: The Emmett Till Story (2018).
University of New Hampshire
Eliga H. Gould is a professor and chair of the history department at the University of New Hampshire. His most recent book is Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire (2012). Named a Library Journal best book of the year, it received the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Best Book Prize and was a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize. A Japanese-language edition was published in 2016. His current book project, "Crucible of Peace: The Treaty of Paris and the Founding of the American Republic," considers the least examined of the nation's founding documents.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
An associate professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Michael S. Green specializes in nineteenth-century politics and the American West. His works on the Civil War era include Freedom, Union, and Power: Lincoln and His Party during the Civil War (2004); Politics and America in Crisis: The Coming of the Civil War (2010); and Lincoln and the Election of 1860 (2011). His books on Nevada include Las Vegas: A Centennial History (2005), with Eugene Moehring, and Nevada: A History of the Silver State (2015). A recipient of the American Historical Association's Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, he is also on the board of directors of Las Vegas's nationally known and highly respected Mob Museum. He serves as the executive director of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association and the director of Preserve Nevada, the state's only statewide historic preservation organization.
University of Texas at Austin
Laurie Green is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is also affiliated with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the African and African diaspora studies department, and the American studies department. She teaches courses on civil rights history from a comparative perspective, women's history, social and cultural history, and the history of gender, race, and national identity in twentieth-century America. Her first book, Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle (2007), won the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award and was a finalist for the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award. Her current book project is entitled "The Discovery of Hunger in America: The Politics of Race, Poverty, and Malnutrition after the Fall of Jim Crow."
Kenneth S. Greenberg is Distinguished Professor of History at Suffolk University. He is the author of a number of books about enslavement in America including Honor and Slavery: Lies, Duels, Noses, Masks, Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianism, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunting, and Gambling in the Old South (1996); Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory (2003); The Confessions of Nat Turner, Second Edition (2016); and Masters and Statesmen: The Political Culture of American Slavery (1985). He is also a coproducer and a cowriter of the film, "Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property," co-written with academy winner Charles Burnett and academy award nominated Frank Christopher; nationally screened on pbs.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
David Greenberg is an associate professor of history and of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. A frequent commentator in the national news media on contemporary politics and public affairs, he is the author most recently of Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency (2016). His first book, Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image (2003), won the Washington Monthly's Annual Political Book Award, the American Journalism Historians Association's Book of the Year Award, and Columbia University’s Bancroft Dissertation Award. His biography Calvin Coolidge (2006) was included in the Washington Post’s list of best books of the year. His Presidential Doodles (2006) was widely reviewed and featured on cnn, npr's All Things Considered, and CBS Sunday Morning. Formerly a full-time journalist, Greenberg served as managing editor and acting editor of the New Republic, where he was a contributing editor until 2014. He has also been a regular contributor to Slate since its founding and has written for the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Daedalus, Dissent, Raritan, and many other popular and scholarly publications.
Newberry Library and Northwestern University
Daniel Greene is President and Librarian at the Newberry Library in Chicago and adjunct professor of history at Northwestern University. In 2018, he curated Americans and the Holocaust, an exhibition that opened at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, to commemorate its twenty-fifth anniversary. Greene's co-edited (with Edward Phillips) book, Americans and the Holocaust: A Reader was published by Rutgers University Press in 2022. His first book, The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism: The Menorah Association and American Diversity (2011), won the American Jewish Historical Society's Saul Viener Prize. He is also a coauthor and coeditor of Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North (2013), a book accompanying a collaborative exhibition between the Newberry Library and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Greene earned his PhD at the University of Chicago.
New in 2022: Americans and the Holocaust (Rutgers University Press)
University of Maryland, College Park
Julie Greene is a professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal (2009), which won the OAH James A. Rawley Prize. Her interests span labor and working-class history, immigration, the history of empire, and transnational and global approaches to history. With Ira Berlin, Greene is a cofounder and director of the Center for Global Migration Studies at the University of Maryland, devoted to understanding immigration and global migrations. She is currently working on two book projects. The first, entitled "Box 25: Exploring the World of Caribbean Workers," uses a set of remarkable memoirs written by canal workers as the starting point for recreating their travels and travails. The second, entitled "Movable Empire: Labor Migrations and the Making of U.S. Global Power, 1890–1934," examines the role of labor and migration in the making of the U.S. "New Empire," spanning the Caribbean, Central America, and onward to Hawaii and the Philippines. A past president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, she is currently the president of the Labor and Working-Class History Association. Greene has written for a range of media outlets, including Huffington Post and Dissent; she has participated also in documentary films including the recent Panama Canal episode of "American Experience" on .
University of Washington
James N. Gregory is a professor of history and former Harry Bridges Endowed Chair of Labor Studies at the University of Washington. His work focuses on labor, civil rights, radicalism, migration, and also public history. He directs the Civil Rights and Labor History Consortium, a set of online multimedia public history projects. His books include The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America (2005), won the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award. His American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California (1989) also won two major book prizes. More recently he edited The Seattle General Strike Centennial Edition by Robert L. Friedheim. Introduction, photo essay, and afterword by James N. Gregory (2018). He is currently writing a book about the history of radicalism on the West Coast and directing the Racial Restrictive Covenants Project - Washington State.
University of Notre Dame
Patrick Griffin is the Madden-Hennebry Professor of History and chair of the history department at the University of Notre Dame. His work explores the intersection of colonial American and early modern Irish and British history, including the movement of peoples and cultures across the Atlantic Ocean, the process of adaptation, colonization and violence, revolution and rebellion, and the ways Ireland, Britain, and America were linked, and differed, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He is the author of The People with No Name: Ireland's Ulster Scots, America's Scots Irish, and the Creation of a British Atlantic World, 1689–1764 (2001), American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier (2007), and America's Revolution (2012). He is currently working on two projects: a study of George and Charles Townshend, British brothers who initiated imperial reforms on the eve of the American Revolution and in the years before Irish parliamentary independence, and a new study of the age of Atlantic revolutions.
R. Marie Griffith is the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, where she edits the prizewinning online journal Religion and Politics. She is a historian of U.S. religion who specializes in women, gender, and sexuality in twentieth-century American Christianity and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on these subjects for twenty years. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, she was a professor of religion and the director of the Program in the Study of Women and Gender at Princeton University, where she received the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching; and the John A. Bartlett Professor of Church History at Harvard University. Griffith's books include God's Daughter: Evangelical Women and the Power of Submission (1997), a study of conservative Protestant women in the late twentieth century; Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity (2004), a history of religious and cultural bodily obsessions and practices across the twentieth century; Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics (2017), an analysis of the religious and political wars over sex and gender since the 1920s; and Making the World Over: Confronting Racism, Misogyny, and Xenophobia in U.S. History, a response to current conflicts over how to properly teach hard topics in the classroom. She coedited, with Barbara Dianne Savage, Women and Religion in the African Diaspora: Knowledge, Power, and Performance (2006) and, with Melani McAlister, Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States (2008).
Ohio State University
Mark Grimsley is an associate professor at Ohio State University, where he teaches military history and nineteenth-century American history. His books include And Keep Moving On: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864 (2002) and The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865 (1995). He is currently researching 1864 as a pivotal moment in American history, Reconstruction violence, and the interplay between nonviolence and Black self-defense in the civil rights struggle. He has won three teaching awards, including the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, his university’s highest award for excellence in the classroom.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Kali Nicole Gross is Martin Luther King, Jr professor of history at Rutgers University. She is the author of Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880–1910 (2006), which received the John Hope Franklin Center Manuscript Prize and the Association of Black Women Historians' Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize, and Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America (2016). She has been featured on NPR and a number of radio and television programs, and her opinion pieces on race, gender, and criminal justice can be found in the Washington Post, BBC News, the Huffington Post, the Root, American Prospect, Ebony, JET, and Truthout.
University of Southern California
Ariela J. Gross is the John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History, and a co-director of the Center for Law, History, and Culture, at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana (2020) (with Alejandro de la Fuente); What Blood Won't Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America (2008) which was named a Choice outstanding academic title, co-winner of the James Willard Hurst Prize, and winner of the Lillian Smith Award and the American Political Science Association's Best Book on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; and Double Character: Slavery and Mastery in the Antebellum Southern Courtroom (2000). She is currently working on a study of race, law, and conservatism in post-World War II America, as well as a book on the uses of the history of slavery in contemporary law and politics. Gross’s work has been featured in popular media outlets, including the Washington Post, Zócalo Public Square, Lapham’s Quarterly, and El País.
Michael Grossberg is the Sally M. Reahard Professor of History and a professor of law at Indiana University. His research focuses on the relationship between law and social change, particularly the intersection of law and the family. He is the author of Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America (1985), which won the American Historical Association's Littleton-Griswold Prize, and A Judgment for Solomon: The d’Hauteville Case and Legal Experience in Antebellum America (1996). He is a coeditor of American Public Life and the Historical Imagination (2003), The Cambridge History of Law in America (2008), and Reinventing Childhood after World War II (2011). He has been involved in several family policy research projects such as an initiative to create guidelines for genetic testing in child custody cases and has coauthored friend-of-the-court briefs in support of marital equality. He has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Newberry Library, and the American Bar Foundation, and has been a fellow at the National Humanities Center and a visiting scholar in the child studies department at Linköping University, Sweden. Grossberg edited the American Historical Review from 1995 to 2005 and is a past president of the American Society for Legal History. He is currently working on a study of child protection in the United States that will analyze the development of policies such as child labor, juvenile justice, censorship, disabilities, and child abuse from the 1870s to the present.
George Washington University
Thomas A. Guglielmo is an associate professor of American studies at George Washington University. His research focuses on the social and political history of race in America. His first book, White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890–1945 (2003), won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award; as a dissertation, it won the Society of American Historians' Allan Nevins Prize. Guglielmo's forthcoming book examines racism and resistance in America's World War II military. Pieces of this latest project have appeared as articles in the Journal of American History and the American Journal of Sociology. Guglielmo has received fellowships from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University and from the Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.
University of Vermont
Melanie Gustafson teaches courses in U.S. women's history, U.S. social history, and digital history at the University of Vermont. Her scholarly work focuses on women and politics, most specifically on women's partisan activism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She is the author of Women and the Republican Party, 1854–1924 (2001) and a coeditor, with Kristie Miller and Elisabeth Perry, of We Have Come to Stay: American Women and Political Parties, 1880–1960 (1999) and, with Mark Stoler, of Major Problems in the History of World War II (2003), among other works. She is a former president of the New England Historical Association. As the vice president of Clio Visualizing History, she works to create web-based historical exhibits that can be used by scholars, students, and the public.
Matthew Pratt Guterl is the L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Africana studies and American studies at Brown University. He is a historian of race and nation, with a focus on U.S. history from the Civil War to the present, and the author of four books: The Color of Race in America, 1900–1945 (2001); American Mediterranean: Southern Slaveholders in the Age of Emancipation (2007); Seeing Race in Modern America (2013); and Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe (2014). Guterl has an ongoing, interdisciplinary research partnership with Caroline Levander, and together they’ve written Hotel Life (2015), a critique of the work of the quotidian hotel in modern life. He has written for the New York Times, the New Republic, Quartz, the Guardian, Inside Higher Education, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and he appears in the documentary, Race: The Power of an Illusion (2003). He has just completed a memoir of growing up in a large, multiracial adopted family in the Cold War. He is writing a global life of the queer, cosmopolitan, human rights icon and revolutionary, Roger Casement, and another book on fakery in post–World War II America, including class passing, racial passing, and cross-dressing.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Lisbeth Haas is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and chaired the feminist studies department there between 2010 and 2014. Her work focuses on the history of California and the borderlands. Her first book, Conquests and Historical Identities in California (1995), examines successive histories of Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. rule, and the way indigenous peoples and settlers defined their claims to land and legal rights. Two subsequent books, Pablo Tac, Indigenous Scholar Writing on Luiseño Language and Colonial History (2011) and Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial and Mexican California (2014), pursue the history of indigenous people in California during the Spanish colonial and Mexican periods, using an interdisciplinary approach and taking into account the histories of colonial Mexico and Latin America. Her interests, which inform her speaking topics, include indigenous and Native American history, the history of the U.S.-Mexico border, all aspects of California history, the history of immigration to California and the United States, civil rights history, and feminist labor history and biography. She is currently writing "Imogene," a book-length history of a working woman in the mid-twentieth century, paying particular attention to the impact of the spatial order and gendered world in which she lived.
University of Georgia
Cindy Hahamovitch is the B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor in History at the University of Georgia, where she teaches U.S., labor, and immigration history. She is the author of The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 (1997) and No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor (2013), which won the OAH James A. Rawley Prize, the OAH Merle Curti Social History Award, and the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award. Her work focuses on human trafficking in labor around the globe, migrant farmworkers in the United States, and the rising use of deportable labor in the United States and abroad. She has lectured in Australia, Canada, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland, and at a wide range of American universities. A Fulbright fellow, she has also held fellowships at the National Humanities Center and Yale University's Program in Agrarian Studies. She is the vice president of LAWCHA, the Labor and Working Class History Association, a past president of the Southern Labor Studies Association, and for 12 years was the reviews editor for Labor: Studies in Working-Class History.
New York University
Steven Hahn is a professor of history at New York University and a specialist on the history of the American South and the comparative history of slavery and emancipation. He is the author of A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910 (2016); The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom (2009); A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration (2003), winner of the Bancroft Prize, the OAH Merle Curti Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize for history; and The Roots of Southern Populism: Yeoman Farmers and the Transformation of the Georgia Upcountry, 1850-1890 (1983), winner of the Frederick Jackson Turner Award. An elected fellow of the Society of American Historians, he is also the author of the forthcoming "Colonies, Nations, Empires: A History of the United States and the People Who Made It." During 2016-2017, he was the Rogers Distinguished Fellow in the Nineteenth Century at the Huntington Library.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall is Julia Cherry Spruill Professor Emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill and founding director of the university’s Southern Oral History Program. She is past president of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association and founding president of the Labor and Working Class History Association. Her books and articles include Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women’s Campaign Against Lynching (1979, 1993), winner of the Francis B. Simkins and the Lillian Smith Awards; Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987, 2000), winner of the Albert J. Beveridge Award, the Merle Curti Award, and the Philip Taft Labor History Prize; and “The Long Civil Rights Movement and the Political Uses of the Past,” Journal of American History (2005), which challenged the myth that the movement was a short, successful bid to overcome segregation in the Jim Crow South. She has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Radcliffe Center for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, and other institutions. She was elected to the Society of American Historians in 1990 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies, in 2011. She received UNC’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction in 1997. In 1999, she was awarded a National Humanities Medal for her efforts to deepen the nation’s engagement with the humanities by "recording history through the lives of ordinary people, and, in so doing, for making history." In 2013, she received the Mary Turner Lane Award for outstanding contributions to the lives of women at UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2015, she received the Award for Distinguished Service to Labor and Working-Class History from the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the Stephen E. Ambrose Oral History Award. Her most recent book, Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America (2019), won the 2020 PEN America/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography, the 2020 Summersell Prize for the best book on the history of the American South, and a 2020 Prose Award for outstanding work by a trade press. It was a finalist for the Plutarch Award from Biographers International. Also in 1920, she and Bruce Baker coedited, introduced, and published Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, Eli Hill: A Novel of Reconstruction (2020).
University of Wisconsin-Madison
John W. Hall is an associate professor and the inaugural holder of the Ambrose-Hesseltine Chair in U.S. Military History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He served fifteen years as an active-duty infantry officer in the U.S. Army and is a former faculty member of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His research focuses on early American warfare with a particular emphasis on intercultural conflict and cooperation between European and Native American societies during the eras of the American Revolution and the early republic. He is the author of Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War (2009) and numerous essays on early American warfare. His current book project, "Dishonorable Duty: The U.S. Army and the Removal of the Southeastern Indians," examines how Andrew Jackson's administration used military force to transform a contested borderland into part of a factious national domain. Within the field of military history, his research has focused on "small wars" involving irregular forces and U.S. defense policy.
University of York
Shane Hamilton is a lecturer in international business and strategy at the University of York; he was previously an associate professor of history at the University of Georgia. His research explores historical and contemporary policy issues in agribusiness, food, and risk management. He is the author of the forthcoming book, "Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race," and Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy (2008), winner of the Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award for best book from the Agricultural History Society. With Sarah Phillips, he is also coauthor of The Kitchen Debate and Cold War Consumer Politics: A Brief History with Documents (2014).
Kimberly A. Hamlin is a cultural historian specializing in women, gender, sex, science, and politics. A recent recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholar Award, Hamlin regularly contributes to the Washington Post and other media outlets, and she lectures widely on topics related to women and gender. Her latest book, Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener (2020), reveals the remarkable story of the “fallen woman” who changed her name, reinvented herself, and became the “most potent factor” in Congressional passage of the 19th Amendment as well as the highest-ranking woman in federal government. Hamlin is actively involved in local and national suffrage centennial activities including guest editing, together with Professors Cathleen Cahill and Crystal Feimster, a special suffrage centennial issue of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Hamlin’s previous book, From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women’s Rights in Gilded Age America (2014), analyzes the U.S. reception of Darwin in terms of gender and provides the first full-length study of women’s responses to evolutionary theory. Hamlin has received the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics, the Margaret Rossiter Prize for Research on Women/Gender and Science (from the History of Science Society), and the Emerging Scholar Award from the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, in addition to research fellowships from the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, the Huntington Library, the Sophia Smith Collection, and others. Hamlin has also published on the origins of the Miss America Pageant, the Girl Scouts, bearded ladies, women running for president, the Equal Rights Amendment, and contributed to various PBS documentaries. Since 2007, she has taught History and American Studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
University of Maryland, College Park
Associate professor and chair of the African American studies department at the University of Maryland, College Park, Sharon Harley researches, teaches, and speaks frequently on black women’s labor history and racial and gender politics. Editor of and contributor to noted anthologies about black women in the modern Civil Rights movement and women of color in the global economy, she is currently writing a book about gender, labor, and citizenship in the lives of African Americans from the 1860s to 1920s.
University of Washington
Alexandra Harmon began her career advising and representing American Indian tribes in the state of Washington for sixteen years as an on-reservation attorney for the Skokomish and Suquamish tribes and as a coordinator of the Evergreen Legal Services Native American Project. Wishing to explore and write about questions that arose in her legal work, she entered the graduate history program at the University of Washington; she has taught as part of the American Indian studies program there since 1995. Harmon is the author of Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound (1998) and Rich Indians: Native People and the Problem of Wealth in American History (2010), and Reclaiming the Reservation: Histories of Indian Sovereignty Suppressed and Renewed (2019). She also edited The Power of Promises: Rethinking Indian Treaties in the Pacific Northwest (2008). A principal premise of her work is that Indians' history, while distinctive in significant ways, is integral to more aspects of American history than scholars have generally acknowledged. Her current research concerns the conditions and developments that prompted tribal governments in the 1970s to assert jurisdiction over all persons within their reservations, including non-Indians, thus raising the stakes in Indians' bid to renegotiate the terms of their relationship with the United States.
University of Virginia
A professor of history and African American studies at the University of Virginia, Claudrena N. Harold specializes in African American history, black cultural politics, and labor history. She is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South (2007), which chronicles the history of Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association from the perspective of black women and men living below the Mason-Dixon Line. Her latest book, No Ordinary Sacrifice: New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South (2016) details how the development of New Negro politics and thought was shaped by people, ideas, organizations, and movements rooted in the South, bringing into full view the ways southern blacks not only validated the idea of the New Negro as a national phenomenon but also significantly informed and reshaped the contours of black nationality and class formation. She is currently coediting a collection of essays entitled "The Problem of Punishment: Race, Inequality, and Justice" and continues her exploration into the history and politics of African American music.
Leslie M. Harris is a professor of history at Northwestern University. She is the author of In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863 (2003) and a coeditor, with Ira Berlin, of Slavery in New York (2005) and, with Daina Ramey Berry, of Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (2014). She is currently at work on a family history of New Orleans between 1965 (Hurricane Betsy) and 2005 (Hurricane Katrina). She was also a cofounder of the Transforming Community Project of Emory University, which seeks to engage all members of the university community in the active recovery of and reflection on the history of race at Emory and its meaning for the institution today.
University of New Hampshire
J. William Harris is professor of history, emeritus, at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author or editor of seven books focusing on U.S. southern and African American history. Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation (2001) was a cowinner of the OAH James A. Rawley Prize, the winner of the Agricultural History Society's Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Prize, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book, The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: A Free Black Man's Encounter with Liberty (2009), was named one of the Library Journal's best nonfiction books of the year. He has held Fulbright professorships in Italy and the Netherlands and fellowships at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University and the National Humanities Center. His current project is The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow: A History of the American South since the Civil War.
Michigan State University
LaShawn Harris is an associate professor of History at Michigan State University and assistant editor for the Journal of African American History (JAAH). Her area of expertise includes twentieth century African American and Black Women’s histories. Harris’s scholarly essays are published in The Journal of African American History, Journal of Social History, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Women’s History, and SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society. Her first monograph, Sex Workers, Psychics, and Number Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy, won the 2017 Organization of American Historians' (OAH) Darlene Clark Hine award for the best book in African American women's and gender history and the Philip Taft Labor Prize from The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) and the Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School at Cornell University. Harris’s work has been featured in popular media outlets, including TV-One, Glamour Magazine, Elle, Vice, and Black Perspectives. Harris’s current research project explores the socioeconomic and political lives of African American women in New York City during the 1980s.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Anthea M. Hartig is the Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the first woman to hold the position since the museum opened in 1964. Hartig oversees more than 250 employees, a budget of over $40 million, and a collection that includes 1.8 million objects and more than three shelf-miles of archives. An award-winning public historian and cultural heritage expert, Hartig is dedicated to making the nation’s richly diverse history accessible and relevant. Before joining the Smithsonian, she served as the executive director and CEO of the California Historical Society (CHS) in San Francisco. She also served as the director of the Western Region for the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 2005 to 2011 and has been involved in historic preservation and public history projects since the 1990s. She earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in history at the University of California, Riverside, her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and studied as an undergraduate and graduate student at the College of William and Mary. Dedicated to public and non-profit advocacy, Hartig has served on numerous California State Commissions, task forces, and Boards, including the California Preservation Foundation and National Council for Public History. She is currently the Vice President of the Organization of American Historians.
University of California, Davis
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis, where she teaches courses on the social, cultural, economic, and gender history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America. She is the author of The Ties That Buy: Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America (2009), which considers black and white women as workers, shoppers, and creditors, and a coauthor of Global Americans (2017), a college textbook on American history in global context. With Lisa G. Materson, she is a coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History (2018). She is currently finishing another book, "America under the Hammer: Auctions and Market Culture, 1700-1850."
Illinois State University
Andrew Hartman is a professor of history at Illinois State University focusing on U.S. intellectual history. He is the author of Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School (2008) and A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars (2015). He is currently at work on his third book, "Karl Marx in America," which is contracted to be published by the University of Chicago Press. Hartman is the winner of two Fulbright Awards. He was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark for the 2013-14 academic year, and he was the Fulbright British Library Eccles Center Research Scholar for 2018-19. Hartman was the founding president of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. He has been published in a host of academic and popular venues, including the Washington Post, Baffler, Chronicle of Higher Education, American Historian, Journal of American Studies, Reviews in American History, Journal of Policy History, Salon, Jacobin, Bookforum, and In These Times.
Hendrik Hartog is the Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University and a former director of the university's program in American studies. Before coming to Princeton he taught in the law schools of the University of Wisconsin and Indiana University. Hartog has spent his scholarly and teaching life working in the social history of American law, studying how broad political and cultural themes have been expressed in ordinary legal conflicts. He has worked in a variety of areas of American legal history as it affects city life, constitutional rights claims, marriage, and inheritance and old age as well as the historiography of legal change. He is the author of Public Property and Private Power: The Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730–1870 (1983), Man and Wife in America: A History (2000)—cited in the majority opinion in Obergefeld v. Hodges, where the U.S. Supreme Court recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right—and Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age (2012). Most recently, he is the author of a study of gradual emancipation in New Jersey, The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North (2018).
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Paul Harvey is Distinguished Professor of history and a Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. His research interests focus on American religious history, the history of the American South, African American history, and American cultural history. He is the author of several books on American religious history, including The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America (2012), cowritten with Edward J. Blum, and, most recently, Howard Thurman and the Disinherited: A Religious Biography (2020). He is also the creator of the blog Religion in American History.
Kate Haulman, Associate Professor of history at American University, researches and teaches early North American and women’s/gender history. She is the author of The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (2011), winner of the Berkshire Conference Prize for Best First Book in the History of Women, Gender and/or Sexuality, and co-editor of Making Women’s Histories: Beyond National Perspectives (2013). She co-curated the exhibit “All Work, No Pay: A History of Women’s Invisible Labor in the Home,” winner of the Secretary’s Prize for contributions to research, on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Her current book traces the long “afterlife” of Mary Ball Washington (George Washington’s mother) in public commemoration to explore the intersection of gender, race, and the uses of the Revolutionary-era past.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Born and raised in western New York, Nancy A. Hewitt served as one of the two historians hired to create the first exhibits and tours for the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1982. Hewitt then taught American history and women's history at the University of South Florida, Duke University, and Rutgers University, and spent a year as Pitt Professor of American History at Cambridge University. Her scholarship focuses on women's activism, broadly defined, and on the interplay of race, class, ethnicity, religion, and gender in the formation and mobilization of social movements. She has published and spoken widely on abolition, women's rights, religious liberty, Quakerism, labor organizing, suffrage, feminism, and civil rights, and on the relations among grassroots and regional movements and national social justice networks. A recipient of the OAH Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award, Hewitt has also participated in numerous workshops on women's and gender history and on integrating race and gender into the classroom for middle school, high school, community college, and college teachers.
University of Delaware
Cheryl D. Hicks is an associate professor of Africana Studies and History at the University of Delaware. Her research addresses the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and the law. She specializes in late nineteenth and twentieth-century African American and American history as well as urban, gender, and civil rights history. Hicks is the author of Talk With You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935 (2010), a book that illuminates the voices and viewpoints of black working-class women, especially southern migrants, who were the subjects of urban and penal reform in early-twentieth-century New York. The book won the 2011 Letitia Woods Brown Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians and honorable mentions from the Organization of American Historians’ Darlene Clark Hine Award and the American Studies Association’s John Hope Franklin Prize. She has published in The Journal of African American History, The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Journal of the History of Sexuality. Her current project focuses on the shifting meanings of sexuality, criminality, and black civil rights struggles in Gilded Age and Progressive-Era America.
Allyson Hobbs is an assistant professor of history at Stanford University, where she teaches courses on American identity, African American history, African American women's history, and twentieth-century American history and culture. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, the Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award in the Humanities from the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Dr. St. Clair Drake Teaching Award. Her first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life (2014), won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Prize and the OAH Lawrence W. Levine Award. It was also selected as a New York Times book review editors' choice, a best book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Root, and a "Book of the Week” by the Times Higher Education in London. Hobbs is a contributor to the newyorker.com; has appeared on C-SPAN, msnbc, and npr; and has given a TEDx talk at Stanford. Her work has also been featured in cnn.com, Slate, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Review, and the Christian Science Monitor. Her next book, "Far From Sanctuary: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights," explores the violence, humiliation, and indignities that mid-twentieth-century African American motorists experienced on the road.
Montana State University, Bozeman
Joan Hoff is currently a research professor of history at Montana State University. She is a former president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, a former executive director of the OAH, and a former director of the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University. An occasional media commentator on the presidency, she is the author of A Faustian Foreign Policy from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush (2007), The Cooper's Wife is Missing: The Trials of Bridget Cleary (2000), Nixon Reconsidered (1994), Law, Gender, and Injustice: A Legal History of U.S. Women (2nd edition, 1994), and Herbert Hoover: Forgotten Progressive (reissued, 1992), among other works.
University of Georgia
Peter Charles Hoffer is a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia, where he has taught since 1978. He teaches and writes on early American history, legal history, and historical methods. A graduate student of Bernard Bailyn while at Harvard University, Hoffer has also taught at Ohio State University, the University of Notre Dame, and Brooklyn College. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including most recently A Nation of Laws: America’s Imperfect Pursuit of Justice (2010), Cry Liberty: The Great Stono River Slave Rebellion of 1739 (2011), For Ourselves and Our Posterity: The Preamble to the Constitution in American History (2012), Prelude to Revolution: The Salem Gunpowder Raid of 1775 (2013), Benjamin Franklin Explains the Stamp Act Protests to Parliament, 1766 (2015), Rutgers v. Waddington: Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review (2016), John Quincy Adams and the Gag Rule, 1835-1850(2017), and Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers' Civil War (2018). Hoffer is also an avid coauthor, and his collaborators have included his wife N. E. H. Hull and his sons, Williamjames Hull Hoffer and Louis Hoffer. He is most recently a coauthor, with Hull and Williamjames Hull Hoffer, of The Federal Courts: An Essential History (2016) and, with Williamjames Hull Hoffer, of The Clamor of Lawyers: The Coming of the American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession (2018). His book-length essay entitled "The Search for Justice: Lawyering the Civil Rights Revolution" is forthcoming.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kristin Hoganson is a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in the history of the United States in world context, cultures of U.S. imperialism, and transnational history. Her recent research has taken her into the history of the rural heartland, with forays into topics such as the politics of locality, converging borderlands, imperial piggybacking, isolationism, aerial consciousness, diaspora, exile, and struggles for the right to return. Her monograph "The Heartland: An American History" was published in 2019. She is also the author of Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars (1998), Consumers' Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920 (2007), and American Empire at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: A Brief History with Documents (2016).
University of Richmond
Pippa Holloway, a professor of history at the University of Richmond, is the author of Living in Infamy: Felon Disfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship (2014) and Sexuality, Politics, and Social Control in Virginia, 1920–1945 (2006). She is also the editor of Other Souths: Diversity and Difference in the U.S. South, Reconstruction to Present (2008). Her research on felon disfranchisement was supported, in part, by a Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Foundations. She teaches courses in U.S. history, focusing on southern history, the history of incarceration, LGBT history, and historical research methods. Her current research examines the right of those charged with crimes or convicted of felonies to testify in court.
University of Washington Tacoma
Michael K. Honey is emeritus humanities professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, and Guggenheim and Radcliffe Institute fellow emeritus. He teaches African American and U.S. labor history. He specializes in work on Martin Luther King Jr., labor and civil rights, and nonviolence studies. His pathbreaking and award-winning books include Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign (2007); Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle (1999); Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Southern Workers (1993). More recently, he has published To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice (2018), and Revolutionary Nonviolence: Organizing for Freedom (2022) by James M. Lawson, Jr. with Kent Wong. He is the editor of King speeches supporting labor rights and economic justice, "All Labor Has Dignity" (2011). He directed and produce the film: "Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers' Rights," and is promoting nonviolence education with faculty at Stanford, Vanderbilt, Morehouse, and other universities. A former southern movement organizer, Honey is currently writing a book about those experiences, "They Never Can Jail Us All, A First-Person History."
University of California, Los Angeles
Dan Howe grew up in Denver and now lives in Los Angeles. He learned to love history when he was about 6 years old; his father put him on his lap and told him about Hannibal crossing the Alps with elephants to fight the Romans. He has taught at Yale, UCLA, and Oxford. He won the Pulitzer Prize for What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (2007) and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also author of Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (1997), and he intends his next book to be about the U.S.-Mexican War.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fred Hoxie is a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was formerly the Swanlund Professor of History, Law, and American Indian Studies. An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has served as a consultant both to Indian tribes and government agencies. His current research focuses on American Indian and indigenous political activism in the United States and beyond. His publications include A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians (1984); Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America, 1805-1935 (1995); Talking Back to Civilization: Indian Voices from the Progressive Era (2001); The People: A History of Native America (2007), with David Edmunds and Neal Salisbury; Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country (2007), with Jay Nelson; This Indian Country: American Indian Political Activists and the Place They Made (2012), which won the Western History Association's Caughey Prize, and The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History (2016).
University of Texas at Austin
Born in Missouri, Madeline Y. Hsu grew up traveling between Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Arkansas. She is Professor of History and former director of the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction (2016), Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration between the United States and South China, 1882-1943 (2000) and The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority (2015). She also coedited, with Maddalena Marinari and Maria Cristina Garcia, A Nation of Immigrants Reconsidered: U.S. Society in an Age of Restriction, 1924-1965 (2019), and edited Chinese American Transnational Politics (2010), which features articles by the pioneering Chinese American historian Him Mark Lai. She is the lead scholar for the website Teach Immigration History which is co-sponsored by the Immigration and Ethnic History and the NEH's EdSitement program. Her ongoing research projects explore ethnic food and entrepreneurship, the entwining of U.S. foreign relations with immigration law and racial ideologies, contemporary Taiwanese history, and Cold War migrations and imperial projects.
Evelyn Hu-DeHart began as a Latin Americanist, with two books on the Yaqui Indians of northwest Mexico and the borderlands. For more than two decades, she has explored Asian diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean, with particular attention to the Chinese of Mexico, Peru, and Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean. She has adopted not only transnational and transborder approaches in constructing the histories of these movements but also has worked and published multilingually, in English, Spanish, and Chinese, on several continents. As the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, she has taken a leading role in moving ethnic studies in more relational, comparative, hemispheric American and transpacific directions. She currently teaches a first-year bilingual (English-Spanish) seminar on the U.S.-Mexican border as well as a graduate seminar on diaspora and transnationalism.
Tera Hunter is a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University. She has taught courses throughout her career on African American, southern, labor, and women's history. She is the author of Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (2017) - winner of the OAH Mary Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History, the AHA Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for women's history and/or feminist theory, and the AHA Littleton-Griswold Prize in US Law and society - and To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors after the Civil War (1997), which also received several prizes, including the Southern Historical Association's H. L. Mitchell Award. Hunter is a coeditor of Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality, and African Diasporas (2004) and African American Urban Studies: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present (2004).
Natl Park Service, US House Representatives, William & Mary
Heather A. Huyck's long career as a public historian bridges academically based history and place-based history, especially as found in the National Park Service system (she has visited 324 of the 419 national park sites). Trained in history and anthropology to focus on cultural resources, she worked on 81 enacted laws as a historian with the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands from 1985 to 1994 and as a Park Ranger/Historian for the National Park Service for over twenty years. She taught American Studies, American History, and Africana Studies at the College of William and Mary from 2002 to 2013. While President of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites (NCWHS), Huyck focused on bringing historians from all backgrounds together at OAH, AHA, AASLH, NCPH and The Berkshire Conference focusing on the research, preservation and interpretation of women's history. She is Co-Chair of the NCWHS Research & Interpretation Committee. Her ITALICS Doing Women's History in Public: A Handbook for Museums and Historic SitesITALICS provides research and preservation methodology for written, oral, visual and tangible resources which cumulate in the interpretation of the whole story of American women's history with the public. The former director of the Jamestown 400th Project, she received the American Historical Association's Herbert Feis Award for distinguished contributions in public history; edited Women's History: Sites and Resources (2008); and coedited, with Peg Strobel, of Revealing Women's History: Best Practices for Historic Sites (2011). In addition to working on various NCWHS projects, including webinars, a Toolkit, and numerous presentations. She was the project director for the Maggie Walker Community as they processed over 15,000 documents from the indefatigible Mrs. Maggie Lena Walker, an African American community organizer and entrepreneur (1864–1934) best known for founding a bank (1903), a newspaper, and an emporium, and for running an insurance company whose resistance to American apartheid should be much better known. Heather Huyck loves to canoe, camp and travel and proudly wore the NPS uniform doing French translations, researching Clara Barton, against unscrupulous contractors, and protecting Alan Alda from his overly enthusiastic fans.
Sarah E. Igo is an associate professor of history and the director of the American studies program at Vanderbilt University, with affiliations in law, political science, sociology, and medicine, health, and society. Her research interests center on American cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge, and the history of privacy and the public sphere. She is the author of The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public (2007), which explores the relationship between survey data—opinion polls, sex surveys, consumer research—and modern understandings of self and nation. The book was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection and one of Slate’s best books of the year as well as the winner of the President’s Book Award of the Social Science History Association and the Cheiron Book Prize. Most recently, she is the author of The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America (2018). Igo has held fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Whiting Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, including its New Directions Fellowship in 2012–2015 to acquire training in legal history and sociolegal thought. She has been a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and a visiting fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. She also founded and codirected the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education, a national initiative to promote the liberal arts.
A social and cultural historian of British North America and the United States, Benjamin H. Irvin is the executive editor of the Journal of American History and an associate professor of history at Indiana University Bloomington. His primary research interests include national identity, the federal state, gender, disability, and law in the revolutionary era and in the early republic. His first book, Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors (2011), examines the material culture and ceremonies of state—including, for example, fast days, funeral processions, diplomatic protocols, and presentment swords—by which Congress promoted armed resistance and independence. Central to his study are the many ways that the American people challenged Congress and its vision of the United States. His next book project concerns masculinity, disability, class, and citizenship among veterans of the Revolutionary War. Focusing particularly on the family relations and occupational pursuits of impaired soldiers and officers as well as their efforts to obtain invalid pensions from state and federal governments, Irvin’s investigation illuminates the many ways that political ideologies, social norms, medical technologies, labor practices, bureaucratic infrastructures, and domestic arrangements shaped veterans' experiences as they struggled to subsist in Jefferson's yeoman republic. In support of this project, Irvin spent spring 2014 as the Emilia Galli Struppa Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and 2016-2017 as the Patrick Henry Writing Fellow at the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College.
Florida A&M University
David H. Jackson Jr. is a professor of history and the chair of the Department of History, Political Science, Public Administration, Geography, and African American Studies at Florida A&M University, a position he has held for the last nine years. Jackson has published five scholarly books and numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, short essays, and book reviews, and he has spoken at more than one hundred professional conferences, universities, public schools, prisons, courts, churches and other venues throughout the United States. He is the author most recently of Booker T. Washington and the Struggle against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912 (2008). He has received numerous awards from his university, including multiple teaching and research awards and the Rattler Pride Award for Community Leadership; he was also named one of the university's "Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial." In 2014 he received the American Historical Association’s Equity Award in recognition of his achievements in training and mentoring minority historians, having sent more than thirty students to doctoral programs in the last decade.
Karl Jacoby is the Allan Nevins Professor of American History at Columbia University. His research considers how power relations within human society are reinforced, complicated, and, at times, effaced through interactions with the natural world, especially with regard to the history of U.S. expansion. His first book, Crimes against Nature: Poachers, Squatters, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation (2001), examines the ways in which the United States sought to exert new forms of control over nature through the conservation movement. His second book, Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History (2008), focuses on the ways the tremendous violence toward American Indians that accompanied the "frontier" has been remembered and forgotten in the intervening years. His latest book, The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire (2016)—winner of the OAH Ray Allen Billington Prize—analyzes race and slavery along the U.S.-Mexico border through the life story of a one-time slave who made many journeys across the race line and the border line. He is presently working on a project entitled "Scar of Empire: Remapping the US-Mexico War."
University of California, Irvine
Winston James is a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, and a widely published historian of the African diaspora. He is the author of the prizewinning Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America (1998), A Fierce Hatred of Injustice: Claude McKay's Jamaica and His Poetry of Rebellion (2000), and The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799–1851 (2010), and a coeditor of Inside Babylon: The Caribbean Diaspora in Britain (1993). His current project is a two-volume political biography of Claude McKay, a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Kenneth Janken's research focuses on 20th-century African American history. He teaches courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the Civil Rights Movement; class, race, and inequality in the U.S.; the art, literature, and politics of the Harlem Renaissance; African American intellectual history; and African American autobiography. His most recent book, The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s (2016), tells of the 1971 racial tension surrounding school desegregation in Wilmington, North Carolina, winner of the Clarendon Award from the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society for best book on the region. Janken also authored two biographies: Rayford W. Logan and the Dilemma of the African-American Intellectual (1993) and Walter White: Mr. NAACP (2003), which won honorable mention in the Outstanding Book Awards from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. He has also published academic articles on topics including the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights movement in the 1940s, African Americans and world affairs, and school desegregation in North Carolina.
University of Virginia
Caroline E. Janney is John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia, where she also directs the Nau Center for Civil War History. She is the author of Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause (2008); Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation (2013), which was awarded the Southern Historical Association's Charles Sydnor Award and the Museum of the Confederacy's Jefferson Davis Award and was an honorable mention for the OAH Avery O. Craven Award; and Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia (2018). She is a past-president of the Society of Civil War Historians and also serves as a coeditor of the University of North Carolina Press's Civil War America series.
University of New Mexico
Robert F. Jefferson is an Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico where he teaches U.S. and African American history. His research interests include the African American military experience, the civil rights movement, black Western history, and disability studies. He is the author of Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America (2008), Brothers in Valor: Battlefield Stories of the 89 African Americans Awarded the Medal of Honor (2018), and Black Veterans, Politics and Civil Rights in Twentieth-Century America: Closing Ranks (2019). Jefferson is presently at work on "The Color of Disability: The Many Lives of Vasco de Gama Hale in Twentieth-Century America" and "When Jim Crow Faced a New Army: World War Two and the Non-Segregation of the United States Military."
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
John W. Jeffries is dean emeritus of arts, humanities, and social sciences as well as a professor emeritus of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Recipient of campus and system-wide teaching awards, he is the author of books and articles on the politics and policy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt era and on the World War II home front, including most recently A Third Term for FDR: The Election of 1940 (2017) and Wartime America: The World War II Home Front (2nd edition, 2018). He is also the editor of the 1929–1945 volume of the Encyclopedia of American History (revised edition, 2010).
Walter Johnson grew up in Columbia, Missouri, and is a member of the Rock Bridge High School Hall of Fame (2006). His prize-winning books, Soul by Soul: Life Inside in the Antebellum Slave Market (1999) and River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Mississippi Valley's Cotton Kingdom (2013), were published by Harvard University Press. His autobiographical essay, “Guns in the Family,” was included the 2019 edition of Best American Essays; it was originally published in the Boston Review, of which Johnson is a contributing editor. The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States will be published in the spring of 2020. Johnson is a founding member of the Commonwealth Project, which brings together academics, artists, and activists in an effort to imagine, foster, and support revolutionary social change, beginning in St. Louis.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Susan Lee Johnson holds the inaugural Harry Reid Endowed Chair for the History of the Intermountain West at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is President-Elect of the Western History Association. Johnson is the author of Writing Kit Carson: Fallen Heroes in a Changing West and Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush. A historian of western North America, Johnson studies the history of gender, desire, and embodiment, and of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity. Johnson’s current project explores how the nineteenth-century Santa Fe Trail connected two worlds of slavery—Black chattel slavery in Missouri and points east and Indigenous captivity and coerced labor in New Mexico and the borderlands.
Ball State University
Emily Suzanne Johnson is an assistant professor of History at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Johnson’s research focuses on gender, sexuality, religion, and politics in the twentieth and twenty-first century United States. She is the author of This Is Our Message: Women’s Leadership in the New Christian Right (2019). This book provides the first in-depth study of many nationally prominent women who helped to shape the modern religious right during its ascendancy in the 1970s and 1980s. It features analyses of the lives and work of evangelical sex advice author Marabel Morgan, anti-gay-rights activist Anita Bryant, Concerned Women for America founder Beverly LaHaye, and televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker; it ends with an examination of the more recent political campaigns of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. Through the perspective of collective biography, the book demonstrates how women’s national leadership was essential to building this profoundly significant and often explicitly anti-feminist movement. Johnson’s work has been featured in popular forums such as Religion & Politics, Nursing Clio, and the Washington Post. She is currently working on a project aimed at building an archive of oral histories related to the LGBTQ+ history of Muncie, Indiana. She is also working toward a second book project, with will examine the cultural history of Satanism and “Satanic panics” in the United States from the 1920s to the present.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Robert D. Johnston is professor of History and director of the Teaching of History program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His book The Radical Middle Class: Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, Oregon received the President’s Book Award from the Social Science History Association. Currently he is working on a history of controversies over vaccination in American history from the early 18th century to the present, under contract with Oxford University Press. His numerous interventions in the politics of historiography include the essay on 1877-1917 in Eric Foner and Lisa McGirr, eds., American History Now (2011). Recently he completed a term as co-editor of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. A winner of multiple teaching awards, Johnston has received UIC’s highest prize for teaching as well as the university’s Graduate Mentoring Award. He facilitates professional development for teachers locally and nationally, ranging from the Newberry Library Teachers Consortium to the NEH K-12 Teachers Institute “Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877-1920” (for which he serves as Academic Director). He is co-editor of the “Teaching and Textbooks” section of the Journal of American History as well as co-chair of the Test Development Committee for the Advanced Placement U.S. History exam. Johnston serves as a vice-president and chief steward of UIC’s faculty union, UIC United Faculty. Living on Chicago’s north side, he and his family root avidly for the Cubs.
Johns Hopkins University
Professor Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University. She is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy. Professor Jones is the author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (2018), winner of the OAH Liberty Legacy Award for the best book in civil rights history, the American Historical Association Littleton-Griswold Prize for the best book in American legal history, and the American Society for Legal History John Phillip Reid book award for the best book in Anglo-American legal history. Her latest book is Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Rights for All. (2020) Jones is also author of All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture 1830-1900 (2007) and a coeditor of Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (2015), together with many important articles and essay. Professor Jones is recognized as a public historian, frequently writing for broader audiences at outlets including the Washington Post, the Atlantic, USA Today, Public Books, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Time, the curatorship of museum exhibitions including “Reframing the Color Line” and “Proclaiming Emancipation” in conjunction with the William L. Clements Library, and collaborations with the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, the American Experience, the Southern Poverty Law Center, PBS, Netflix, and Arte (France.) Professor Jones is an immediate past co-president of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and serves on the boards of the Society of American Historians, the National Women's History Museum, the US Capitol Historical Society, the Johns Hopkins University Press, the Journal of African American History, and Slavery & Abolition.
University of Minnesota
William P. Jones is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota and president of the Labor and Working Class History Association. An expert on race and labor in the twentieth-century United States, he is author of two award-winning books, The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South (2005) and The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights (2013). Jones has been a guest on the PBS Newshour, NPR's "The Takeaway," and Democracy Now! He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Nation, and other publications. He is currently writing a book on public employees and the transformation of the U.S. economy after World War II.
University of Texas at Austin
Peniel E. Joseph is a professor of history at the University of Texas. He is the author of Stokely: A Life (2014), winner of the Benjamin L. Hooks National Book Award; Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama (2010); and Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America (2006). He is also the editor of The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights and Black Power Era (2006). He is currently working on several books, including "A World of Our Own: Black Intellectuals and the Pan-African Dream" and "Any Day Now: African American Historical Criticism."
University of Virginia
Andrew W. Kahrl is an associate professor of history and African American studies at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on the social, political, and environmental history of real estate, land use, and taxation in twentieth-century America. He teaches courses on race and real estate in post–World War II America, the civil rights movement, and American cities in the twentieth century. Most recently, he is the author of Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America's Most Exclusive Shoreline (2018). His first book, The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South (2012), received the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award. Kahrl has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. He has written about the issue of public beach access and coastal development in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other publications. His current work examines the history of discriminatory taxation against African Americans and explores the shadowy world of tax lien investing, its impact on urban minority neighborhoods, and its role in shaping real estate markets.
Texas A&M University
Walter D. Kamphoefner has taught at Texas A&M University since 1988 and has written widely on immigration and ethnicity, with articles in four languages and three authored or coedited books in German and English. Since publishing a pioneering transatlantic study, The Westfalians: From Germany to Missouri (1987), he has worked extensively with immigrant letters and language. His latest book, Germany to Missouri: A Concise History (2021), surveys the sweep of the ethnic experience over three centuries. Kamphoefner served as president of the Society for German American Studies from 2015 to 2017. While his research focuses primarily on German immigrants, he also regularly teaches a course on multiethnic immigration, past and present, and occasionally publishes editorials on the subject.
NEW IN 2021: Germans in America: A Concise History (Rowman & Littlefield)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stephen Kantrowitz is Plaenert-Bascom and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History, Afro-American Studies, and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on the relationship between race and citizenship in the era of slave emancipation. He is the author of More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829–1889 (2012), which was a finalist for both the Lincoln Prize and the Frederick Douglass Prize. His first book, Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy (2000), was a New York Times Notable Book and won several scholarly awards. He is also a coeditor, with Peter P. Hinks, of All Men Free and Brethren: Essays on the History of African American Freemasonry (2013). In 2016–2017, he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American studies at the University of Southern Denmark. His current work weaves together the egalitarian, white supremacist, and Native American genealogies of citizenship in the era of the Fourteenth Amendment. His latest book is Citizens of a Stolen Land: A Ho-Chunk History of the 19th-Century United States (forthcoming 2023).
University of Pittsburgh
Peter Karsten is a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, with joint appointments in the sociology department and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He is the author of the prizewinning The Naval Aristocracy: The Golden Age of Annapolis and the Emergence of Modern American Navalism (1972); Law, Soldiers, and Combat (1978); Heart versus Head: Judge-Made Law in Nineteenth-Century America (1997); the prizewinning Between Law and Custom: "High" and "Low" Legal Cultures in the Lands of the British Diaspora, 1600–1900 (2003); and The Magic Mirror: Law in American History (2nd edition, 2009), among other books. He is also editor-in-chief of the prizewinning Encyclopedia of War and American Society (3 volumes, 2005). He has held visiting chairs at University College Dublin, Augsburg Universitat, and The Citadel.
Manu Karuka is the author of Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad (2019). He is a co-editor, with Juliana Hu Pegues and Alyosha Goldstein, of “On Colonial Unknowing,” a special issue of Theory & Event, and with Vivek Bald, Miabi Chatterji, and Sujani Reddy, he is a co-editor of The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power (2013). His work appears in Critical Ethnic Studies, J19, Settler Colonial Studies, The Settler Complex: Recuperating Binarism in Colonial Studies (2016), edited by Patrick Wolfe, and Formations of United States Colonialism (2014), edited by Alyosha Goldstein. He is a member of the Council for Collaborative Inquiry, and an assistant professor of American Studies at Barnard College.
An expert on American legal history, the history of philanthropy, and the history of higher education, Stan Katz is the director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy and a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a past president of the OAH and the Society for Legal History, and the editor-in-chief of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (2009). He served a co-general editor of the "Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court" from 1978 to 1989 and as its general editor from 1990 to 2015. President emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, he received the National Humanities Medal in 2010, recognizing a career devoted to fostering public support for the humanities.
Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University. He is the author, most recently, of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918 (2017), American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation (2011), and A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (2006). He is also a coeditor of Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal (2006). He is the editor-in-chief of the two-volume Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2010) and also serves as the editor of Dissent magazine and an online columnist for the New Republic. A new edition of his The Populist Persuasion: An American History (1998) is forthcoming in fall 2017.
Jennifer Keene is a professor of history and the chair of the history department at Chapman University. A specialist in the American experience during World War I, she has written several books on the war: World War I: The American Soldier Experience (2011); Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America (2001); and The United States and the First World War (2000). In addition, she is the lead author for an American history textbook, Visions of America (2nd edition, 2012), that pioneers a visual approach to teaching the U.S. history survey. Keene serves on the advisory board of the International Society for First World War Studies and is president of the Society of Military History. She has won many awards and fellowships, including Fulbright senior scholar awards to France and Australia. Her research interests include the American soldier experience, African American soldiers, veteran political activism, war culture, and propaganda.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Mary Kelley is the Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. In her research and teaching, she has contributed to the burgeoning study of the history of the book, merging the social history of book-making and the psychology of reading practice into an interdisciplinary approach to comprehending the role of literature in shaping civic life. She is the author of Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life (2006), Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America (2002), and The Limits of Sisterhood: The Beecher Sisters on Women's Rights and Women's Sphere (1988), among other books; the editor of The Portable Margaret Fuller (1994); and a coeditor of An Extensive Republic: Print Culture, and Society in the American Republic, 1790–1840 (2010), the second volume of a collaborative history of the book in America. Kelley has served as a trustee for the American Antiquarian Society and in 2013-2014 she was its Distinguished Fellow in Residence. The former Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of History at Dartmouth College, Kelley has received numerous fellowships and awards, including the New Hampshire Teacher of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She has held the Times-Mirror Chair at the Huntington Library and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation. A former president of the American Studies Association, she has also served as president of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, which named the Mary Kelley Annual Book Prize in Women's and Gender Studies in her honor. She is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
University of California, Los Angeles
Robin D. G. Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books include the prizewinning Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009); Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression (1990); Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class (1994); Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (1997), which was selected one of the top ten books of the year by the Village Voice; and Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (2002). He is a coauthor of Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor’s Last Century (2001) and a coeditor of Black, Brown, and Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora (2009), recipient of an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; and To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans (2005). His most recent book is Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (2012).
David Kennedy is the Donald J. Mclachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, and founding director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. He is the author of several books on American history, including Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (1999), which won the Pulitzer Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize. He received the OAH Distinguished Service Award in 2007.
University of Kentucky
Kathi Kern is an associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky, where she also directs the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (celt) and holds an endowed professorship at the Chellgren Center in the Academy for Undergraduate Excellence. Her research focuses on the women's rights movement in nineteenth-century America, particularly on the ways religion, gender, and politics have mixed to create new ideological positions and social change. She is the author of many articles and book chapters as well as Mrs. Stanton's Bible (2001), selected as a Choice outstanding academic book. She has won her university's Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Teaching, its Alumni Great Teacher Award, and its college of education's "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Award. She has been actively engaged in research and outreach to public school teachers, teaching summer institutes in the Mississippi delta, in Alaska, and at the Smithsonian Institution, and authoring successful grants funded through the U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History grant program with awards totaling nearly $4 million. In her role as director of celt, she has worked extensively in international faculty development, training university faculty in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China. In 2009–2010, Kern was the Stanley Kelley Jr. Visiting Associate Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the religion department and the program in women and gender at Princeton University.
Daniel R. Kerr is an associate professor of history at American University, where he also directs the public history program. His work focuses on the methods and ethics of doing collaborative, community-based historical research, especially with those living in extreme poverty. For example, Kerr interviewed nearly 200 homeless people and facilitated dozens of workshops in shelters and drop-in centers where unhoused people could view, reflect upon, and interpret these oral histories. The themes that emerged from these workshops structured the questions and archival research that gave rise to the book, Derelict Paradise: Homelessness and Urban Development in Cleveland (2011). He currently serves on the editorial board for Oral History Review. Seeking to mobilize the humanities, Kerr initiated and directs the DC Humanities Truck Project. The truck—a customized step van that will be completed in summer 2018—will function as a mobile workshop, recording studio, and exhibit space that can be driven around the Washington, DC, metropolitan region to provide resources and equipment to document experiences, start conversations, and share the stories of diverse and underserved communities. Kerr's ongoing project,"Whose Downtown?" will use the truck space as a workshop to reflect on the past and future of the downtown Federal City Shelter, whose demolition and private redevelopment has been proposed for 2021. The project documents the histories of the shelter residents, offering a lens into the social and economic dislocations of the past fifty years. By collaborating in this project, shelter residents will be able to engage more effectively with the planning processes that will dramatically impact their lives.
A professor emeritus of history at Yale University, Daniel J. Kevles has written extensively about the history of science, technology, and their relationship to American democracy. An elected member of International Academy of the History of Science, he is also a member of the American Philosophical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Society of American Historians. His works include The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America (1978); In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity (1985); and Inventing America (2nd edition, 2006), a coauthored history of the United States that integrates science and technology into the American narrative. His latest work is the forthcoming "Vital Properties," a history of innovation and ownership in plants, animals, and people.
Alexander Keyssar is the Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the author most recently of Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? (2020) His Out of Work: The First Century of Unemployment in Massachusetts (1986) received several scholarly prizes, including the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award; it was also named a notable book of the year by the New York Times. He is also the author of The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States (2000), which received the American Historical Association's Beveridge Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He is a coauthor of Inventing America: A History of the United States (2nd edition, 2006) and has written widely on public policy issues in the popular press.
George Mason University
Cynthia A. Kierner is a professor of history at George Mason University, where she teaches early American and women's history. She is the author or editor of seven books including the award-winning Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times (2012) and Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America (2004). Kierner is also a past president of the Southern Association for Women Historians. Her current book project is entitled "Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from Jamestown to Johnstown."
University of Missouri-Columbia
Wilma King is the Arvarh E. Strickland Professor Emerita at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America (2nd edition, 2011), The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women During the Slave Era (2006), and African American Childhoods: Historical Perspectives from Slavery to Civil Rights (2005). She is currently working on a book focusing on African American women and President Bill Clinton's administration.
Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, which are primarily in the areas of constitutional law and constitutional history. He is the author of several books, including The Framers' Coup: The Making of the U.S. Constitution (2016), From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage (2012), and From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality (2004), which won the Bancroft Prize.
Jennifer Lisa Klein is a professor of history at Yale University, where she teaches courses in twentieth-century U.S. labor history, political economy and capitalism, women's history, urban history, and post–World War II America. Klein is a coauthor, with Eileen Boris, of Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (2012), which won the National Women's Studies Association's Sara A. Whaley Book Prize. She is also the author of For All These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America's Public-Private Welfare State (2003), which won the OAH Ellis Hawley Prize and the Business History Conference's Hagley Prize. Klein served as co–senior editor of the journal, International Labor and Working-Class History (ILWCH), from 2010–2015. She won the 2014 Hans Sigrist Prize, a major international prize conferred by the University of Bern and Hans Sigrist Foundation in Switzerland, for her work on the theme of "Women and Economic Precarity: Historical Perspectives." She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Brookings Institution, and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Research Center. Her articles have appeared in academic journals and collections as well in Dissent, the New York Times, prospect.org, washingtonpost.com, thenation.com, New Labor Forum, and Labor Notes.
Wendy Kline, Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine at Purdue University, is internationally recognized for her scholarship in the history of medicine, history of women's health and the history of childbirth. She is the author of three major books: Coming Home: How Midwives Changed Birth (Oxford University Press, 2019); Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women’s Health in the Second Wave (U. of Chicago Press 2010); and Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom (U. of California Press, 2001). Her current project, “Psychedelic Birth: R.D. Laing and the Transformation of Psychiatry,” has been funded by a six-month research fellowship from the British Academy. She served as historical Consultant and speaker featured in “The Eugenics Crusade,” 2-hour documentary, PBS American Experience series, which premiered October 16, 2018.
Matthew Klingle is an associate professor of history and environmental studies at Bowdoin College. He specializes in urban, environmental, and Western North American history. He is the author of Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle (2007), winner of the OAH Ray Allen Billington Prize. A former high school history teacher, he has received Bowdoin’s Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for teaching excellence. He was also a fellow and former trustee of the Environmental Leadership Program. His current research project, funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship, explores the environmental and social history of diabetes and chronic disease in America from the late nineteenth century to the present day. He is particularly interested in connecting scholarly research to contemporary environmental concerns as well as primary and secondary history education.
James T. Kloppenberg is Charles Warren Research Professor of American History at Harvard University. He has written about American politics and ideas from the seventeenth century to the present and the relation between contemporary critical theory and historical writing. His book Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition (2011) explains the reasons for Barack Obama’s commitments to democratic deliberation and conciliation by examining his intellectual formation and his understanding of American history. His most recent book is Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought (2016), a study of the cultural preconditions necessary for democracies to flourish. He is currently working on three projects: a history of social democracy in Europe and the US; a study of philosophical pragmatism in dimensions of American culture ranging from the arts to the sciences; and an interpretive overview of the American democratic tradition. In recognition of his teaching, he has been named a Harvard College Professor and has been awarded the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize by the Harvard University Undergraduate Council.
Sarah Knott is a British-born historian and writer, an associate professor at Indiana University, and a research fellow of the Kinsey Institute. She is an expert on two main topics. The first topic is the Age of Revolutions. She published Sensibility and the American Revolution as her first book and is now examining the many witness accounts of the American, French and Haitian Revolutions. The second topic is the history of maternity. Mother Is A Verb: An Unconventional History, a memoir and history of pregnancy, birth and the encounter with an infant, was published to wide reviews in 2019. Knott has received fellowships from the Andrew M. Mellon Foundation, the Rothermere American Institute and the Oxford Centre for Life Writing. She has written for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guardian, and Times Literary Supplement and discussed the history of maternity on BBC radio and television.
Robert Korstad is a professor of public policy studies and history at Duke University where he codirects the Duke Program on History, Public Policy, and Social Change. He is a coauthor of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987) and, with James L. Leloudis, of To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America (2010); the author of Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South (2003); and a coeditor of Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Talk About Life in the Segregated South (2001).
California Institute of Technology
J. Morgan Kousser's book, Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction (1999), draws on testimony he has delivered as an expert witness in over thirty federal and state voting rights cases and before Congress. The author of more than 150 articles and book reviews, he has lectured extensively at universities in America and England. He is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of History and Social Science at the California Institute of Technology.
Texas Christian University
Max Krochmal is Associate Professor of History and founding Chair of the Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University. His research centers on social movements and coalition-building among Chicanx-Latinx, African American, and white community organizers from the 1930s to present. Krochmal is the author of Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era (2016), winner of the OAH’s Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas Foco Non-Fiction Book Award, and other prizes. He is co-editor of Civil Rights in Black and Brown: Histories of Resistance and Struggle in Texas (2021), a collaborative, interpretive volume which draws on over 500 new interviews with activists in every corner of the state. Krochmal also directs the oral history project and digital humanities website undergirding the text--all of which was supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant (crbb.tcu.edu). His newest projects bookend this previous work, exploring a radical, multiracial union of the 1930s-40s on the one hand and, on the other, examining the role of Chicanx-Latinx activists in the Central American sanctuary/solidarity movement and the Rainbow Coalition of the 1980-90s (and since). In spring 2022, Krochmal will assume the Fulbright-García Robles Chair of U.S. Studies at the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, México. Applying his scholarship in the community, Krochmal co-chaired the Fort Worth Independent School District Racial Equity Committee, consulted on the district’s Latinx Studies curriculum overlay, and serves on the board of United Fort Worth, a multiracial grassroots social justice organization. A native of Reno, Nevada, he majored in Community Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, before earning graduate degrees in History at Duke University.
NEW IN 2021: Civil Rights in Black and Brown: Histories of Resistance and Struggle in Texas (University of Texas Press)
A professor of history at Princeton University, Kevin M. Kruse studies the political, social, and urban/suburban history of twentieth-century America, with particular interest in the making of modern conservatism. Focusing on conflicts over race, rights, and religion, he also studies the postwar South and modern suburbia. Kruse is the author of White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism (2005), One Nation under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America (2015) and Fault Lines: A History of the United States since 1974 (2019, co-authored with Julian E. Zelizer), as well as a coeditor of three collections: The New Suburban History (2006); Spaces of the Modern City (2008); and Fog of War: The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement (2012). He is currently researching his next book, The Division: John Doar, the Justice Department and the Civil Rights Movement.
University of Pennsylvania
Bruce Kuklick is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 1972. His interest in high politics in the United States and how it is connected to a wider American culture has led him to research projects in a number of different genres of history, ranging from sports to philosophy to film and to academic institutions. He also believes that undergraduate teaching of American history is crucial as a form of civic education and thinks that the best way to convey the results of research is through narratives that explain and analyze historical issues. He has received the university's Richard Dunn Award for teaching as well as its Lindback Award, Abrams Award, and the Senior Class Award. An elected member of the American Philosophical Society, he is the author of numerous books, including a three-volume history of American thought. His most recent books include Blind Oracles: Intellectual and War from Kennan to Kissinger (2006); A Political History of the USA: One Nation under God (2009); and, with Emmanuel Gerard, Murdering Patrice Lumumba (2014).
Regina Kunzel is the Doris Stevens Chair and Professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. She teaches and writes about gender and sexuality in modern American history. Her most recent book, Criminal Intimacy: Sex in Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (2008), was awarded the American Historical Association's John Boswell Prize, the Modern Language Association's Alan Bray Memorial Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies. She is also the author of Fallen Women, Problem Girls: Unmarried Mothers and the Professionalization of Social Work, 1890–1945 (1993). She is currently working on a book on the encounter of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry in the mid-twentieth-century United States.
University of Southern California
Lon Kurashige is an associate professor of history at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Japanese American Celebration and Conflict: A History of Ethnic Identity and Festival, 1934-1990 (2002), winner of the Association for Asian American Studies' History Book Award. His recent work includes coediting "Conversations in Transpacific History," a special edition of Pacific Historical Review (2014) that will also be published as a book. Kurashige is also a coeditor of Major Problems in Asian American History (2003). He is currently working with a team of historians on new college-level U.S. history textbook and finishing a book about American political debates over anti-Asian racism including policies of immigration exclusion, racial discrimination, and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Peter J. Kuznick is a professor of history and the director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University. The author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists As Political Activists in 1930s America (1987); a coeditor, with James Gilbert, of Rethinking Cold War Culture (2001); and a coauthor, with Akira Kimura, of Rethinking the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (published in Japanese in 2010), with Yuki Tanaka, of Nuclear Power and Hiroshima: The Truth behind the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power (published in Japanese in 2011), with Oliver Stone and Satoko Norimatsu, “What is War? What is War Really Like?”: The Collected 2013 Japan Interviews, Talks, and Articles by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, he studies nuclear issues, past and present, and is writing a book about scientists and the Vietnam War. He helped found the Committee for a National Discussion of Nuclear History and Current Policy in 2003, in response to the Smithsonian Enola Gay exhibit, and the Nuclear Education Project. He is coauthor, with Oliver Stone, of The Untold History of the United States (2012), a 12-part documentary film series and companion book (revised and updated 2019) on the history of the American empire and national security state. He has also written a screenplay on the early Cold War titled "Lost Cause." His most recent book, co-authored with former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, Akira Kimura, and Oliver Stone, is The Untold Postwar History of the U.S. and Japan (2020 in Japanese).
George Mason University
Meredith H. Lair is an associate professor of history at George Mason University, where she also directs the interdisciplinary studies graduate program. A former Minerva Research Fellow at the U.S. Naval Academy, she developed content and wrote the exhibit script for the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation's Vietnam Era Museum Educational Center, the first permanent museum about the Vietnam War in the United States. Her work examines warfare in American society, especially the way war stories get constructed and disseminated over time. She is the author of Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam War (2011), which examines the noncombat experiences of American soldiers and finds that the U.S. military relied heavily on consumerism and material abundance to maintain soldier morale, a phenomenon that continues to the present day. Her research continues on this topic, especially the role that culture can play as an instrument of war. Lair's current projects examine soldier photography in Vietnam and Vietnam veterans' efforts to publicly remember their service.
The Pennsylvania State University
Clarence Lang is dean of the College of the Liberal Arts and Professor of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Grassroots at the Gateway: Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936–75 (2009) and Black America in the Shadow of the Sixties: Notes on the Civil Rights Movement, Neoliberalism, and Politics (2015). He is a coeditor, with Robbie Lieberman, of Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movement: "Another Side of the Story" (2009) and, with Andrew Kersten, of Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph (2015). A cowinner of the OAH EBSCOhost America: History and Life Award, Lang has published in the Journal of African American History, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Social History, the Black Scholar, New Politics, Critical Sociology, American Studies Journal, and the Crisis. He also has written for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Against the Current, LaborOnline, Working-Class Perspectives, and the Black Commentator.
University of Michigan
Matthew D. Lassiter is an associate professor of history and of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan, where he teaches courses about modern U.S. history, urban/suburban history, political history, and the wars on crime and drugs. He is the author of The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South (2006), winner of the Southern Regional Council’s Lillian Smith Book Award. His Journal of Urban History article, “The Suburban Origins of ‘Color-Blind’ Conservatism: Middle-Class Consciousness in the Charlotte Busing Crisis,” was republished in The Best American History Essays 2006 (2006). He is also a coeditor of The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (2010) and The Moderates’ Dilemma: Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia (1998). His current book project is “The Suburban Crisis: The Pursuit and Defense of the American Dream.”
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bruce Laurie is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he has taught for more than forty years. His first three books focus on aspects of working-class experience during the nineteenth century. The last of those books, Artisans into Workers: Labor in Nineteenth-Century America (1989), was the first synthetic work of its kind. Since then, he has produced both scholarly and popular work on the topics of American abolitionism and American conservatism, including Beyond Garrison: Antislavery and Social Reform (2005). He is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society and has codirected Fulbright seminars for teachers from around the world. His current book project is “Rebels in Paradise: Sketches of Northampton Abolitionists.”
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Jackson Lears is the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University and the editor-in-chief of Raritan: A Quarterly Review. He is the author of No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920 (1981); Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America (1994), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for History; Something for Nothing: Luck in America (2003); and, most recently, Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 (2009). He has also coedited two collections of essays: The Culture of Consumption (1983) and The Power of Culture (1993). An elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has been a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, the New Republic, the Nation, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, among other publications.
University of Minnesota
Erika Lee is President-Elect of the Organization of American Historians and a Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. The granddaughter of Chinese immigrants, Lee was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and testified before Congress in its historic hearings on anti-Asian discrimination and violence. She is the author of four award-winning books including The Making of Asian America (2015) and America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in America (2019), which won the American Book Award and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, as well as other honors. Named to many best books lists and identified as an essential book illuminating the Trump era and the 2020 elections, it was recently re-published with a new epilogue on xenophobia and racism during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Making of Asian America was also recently republished with a new postscript about the latest campaigns against Asian Americans. Lee directs three major digital humanities projects: Immigrant Stories, #ImmigrationSyllabus, and Immigrants in COVID America and also regularly appears in the media, including featured appearances in the PBS film series “Asian Americans,” the History Channel’s “America: The Promised Land,” and interviews with CNN, PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio, the BBC, the New York Times, ABC News, NBC News, and many podcasts. Her opinion pieces have been published in the Washington Post, Time, the New York Daily News, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times.
College of the Holy Cross
Jerry Lembcke is an associate professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross and the author of seven books, including The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam (1998), CNN's Tailwind Tail: Inside Vietnam’s Last Great Myth (2003), and Hanoi Jane: War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal (2010). His reviews and opinion pieces have appeared in the American Historical Review, HistoryNewsNet.com, Oral History Review, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, and the National Catholic Reporter. His bibliographic essay, "The War in Vietnam: Studies in Remembrance and Legacy, 2000–2014," appeared in the June 2016 issue of Choice.
Adriane Lentz-Smith is Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of History at Duke University where she teaches courses on Civil Rights, Black Lives, modern U. S. history, and histories of the Black Freedom Struggle. The author of Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I (2009), Lentz-Smith researches and writes about African Americans’ entanglements with U.S. power in the long twentieth century. She has been at work on a new book, “The Slow Death of Sagon Penn: State Violence and the Twilight of Civil Rights,” traces the devastating aftermath of one young man’s encounter with the police in 1980s San Diego to explore how state violence and white supremacy reconstituted each other in the wake of the civil rights gains of the 1960s. She has published in American Quarterly and in Southern Cultures. Lentz-Smith works to bring scholars into conversation with broad publics. Her work has been featured on various radio programs and podcasts as well as in a number of documentaries, including prize-winning "The Jazz Ambassadors" and the American Experience documentary, "The Great War," as well as the Library of Congres exhibit "Echoes of the Great War." As a senior fellow in Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, she hosts the community conversations series, “The Ethics of Now,” which brings authors, journalists, policy makers, and scholars to Durham to discuss matters of pressing importance to the North Carolina community and beyond. Lentz-Smith sits on the editorial boards of Modern American History and Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism.
Elizabeth D. Leonard is the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History, Emerita, at Colby College and the author of Yankee Women: Gender Battles in the Civil War (1994), All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies (1999), Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War (2004), Men of Color to Arms! Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality (2010),Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky (2011), cowinner of the Lincoln Prize, and Slaves, Slaveholders, and a Kentucky Community's Struggle Toward Freedom (2019). She is currently completing a biography of General Benjamin F. Butler.
University of New Hampshire
Jessica M. Lepler is an associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire. Her first book, The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis (2013), won the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic's James Broussard Best First Book Prize. She is currently researching and writing a book tentatively entitled "The Lawyer Imperfect: Aaron Haight Palmer and the Culture of Commercial Expansionism in Nineteenth-Century America."
University of Chicago
Jonathan Levy is an associate professor of history at the University of Chicago. His teaching and research focus on the history of American economic life. He is the author of Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (2012), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the OAH Avery O. Craven Prize, and the OAH Ellis W. Hawley Prize. Currently Levy is at work on two book projects: "Ages of American Capitalism," a synthetic history of American capitalism, and "The Fiscal Triangle: Wealth, Power, and Corporations in America," a history of corporations in the United States. Levy has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
University of Pennsylvania
Walter M. Licht is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Penn Civic Scholars program. He teaches courses in American economic and labor history, and has special interests in the history of work and labor markets. He the author of Working for the Railroad: The Organization of Work in the Nineteenth Century (1983), which received the Philip Taft Labor History Prize; Getting Work: Philadelphia, 1840–1950 (1992); and Industrializing America: The Nineteenth Century (1995). He is also a coauthor of Work Sights: Industrial Philadelphia, 1890–1950 (1986) and The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century (2005), which received the OAH Merle Curti Prize and the Pennsylvania Historical Association's Philip S. Klein Prize. Licht has been awarded the top teaching prize at the University of Pennsylvania and has held various administrative positions there as well. He is now completing a book-length manuscript with the tentative title, "American Capitalisms: A Global History."
University of California, Santa Barbara
Nelson Lichtenstein directs the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a student of U.S. capitalism in all of its dimensions and has long been particularly interested in its leading players, first studying the automotive industry, then big box retail, and now Clinton era neoliberals on Wall Street and off. His most recent book is A Fabulous Failure: Bill Clinton and American Capitalism (2023), and he is co-editor of Capitalism Contested: the New Deal and its Legacies (2020) as well as Beyond the New Deal order: U.S. Politics from the Great Depression to the Great Recession (2019). An elected member of the Society of American Historians, he is also the recipient of the Sidney Hillman Foundation's Sol Stetin Award for lifetime achievement in labor history. He writes frequently for Dissent, Jacobin, American Prospect and Labor Notes and infrequently for the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Alex Lichtenstein is the editor of the American Historical Review and a professor of history at Indiana University Bloomington, where he teaches labor history and South African history. He has also taught at Florida International University and Rice University, and has lectured at the University of Cape Town, the University of Belgrade, the University of Genoa, and Nankai University. The author of Twice the Work of Free Labor: The Political Economy of Convict Labor in the New South (1996) and a coauthor of Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid (2016), he has written widely on the topics of race, labor, and politics in the U.S. South and South Africa, with a focus on the twentieth century, and has coedited an issue of Radical History Review on the history of the global anti-apartheid movement. His most recent book, written with his photojournalist brother Andrew Lichtenstein, is Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory (2017).
Allan J. Lichtman is professor of history at American University. His areas of scholarship include the American presidency, conservative politics, quantitative methodology, and voting rights and redistricting. He has published more than 100 scholarly and popular articles as well as six books, including, most recently, White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement (2008) and The Keys to the White House (revised edition, 2000), which explains and predicts presidential election results. He provides commentary for major U.S. and foreign broadcast companies, and has served as an expert witness in more than 70 federal voting rights and redistricting cases. He has received the Scholar/Teacher Award at American University, the highest faculty award.
University of Colorado Boulder
Patty Limerick is the faculty director and chair of the board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is also a professor of environmental studies and history. In addition, Limerick serves as the Colorado State Historian and on the National Endowment for the Humanities advisory board called the National Council on the Humanities, a position to which she was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She is the author of Desert Passages: Encounters with the American Deserts (1985), The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West (1987), Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings in the New West (2000), and A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water (2012). A frequent public speaker and a columnist for the Denver Post, Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public, to demonstrating the benefits of applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts, and to making the case for humor as an essential asset of the humanities. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and the Hazel Barnes Prize (the University of Colorado’s highest award for teaching and research), she has served as president of the American Studies Association, the Western History Association, the Society of American Historians, and the OAH, as well as the vice president for teaching of the American Historical Association.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
A professor of history at Rutgers University, James Livingston started out in economic history, writing on Russia and Western trade in the early modern period. He then moved on to the history of banking reform in the United States, circa 1890–1913, and then on to the cultural revolution residing in the rise of corporate capitalism. Meanwhile, he kept writing on topics in popular culture, from Shakespeare to Disney, and problems of intellectual history, from pragmatism to feminism. His most recent books, No More Work: Why Full Employment Is a Bad Idea (2016), Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture Is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your Souls (2011), and The World Turned Inside Out: American Thought and Culture at the End of the Twentieth Century (2009), are explorations of the intersection between cultural, economic, and intellectual history, intended for general readers.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Trish Loughran is an associate professor of English and history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches courses on early American literature, politics, and culture. Her research explores the links between art, history, communications technology, and politics from the early Enlightenment to the present, with a special emphasis on material and visual culture. Her first book, The Republic in Print: Print Culture in the Age of U.S. Nation-Building, 1770-1870 (2007) won the Oscar Kenshur Book Prize in Eighteenth-Century Studies.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Laura L. Lovett is an associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches courses on U.S. women's history, the history of childhood and youth, and sex in global history. She is the author of Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890–1930 (2007) and a coeditor of When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made (2012). She is a founding coeditor of the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth and a founding coeditor of the Childhoods book series with the University of Massachusetts Press. She is currently writing a biography of Dorothy Pitman Hughes, an African American community organizer and child care activist.
New York University
Mireya Loza an Assistant Professor in Food Studies at New York University. Her areas of research include Latino history, social movements, migration, food studies and labor history. Her book, Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (2016), examines the Bracero Program and how guest workers negotiated the intricacies of indigeneity, intimacy, and transnational organizing. Loza worked with the NMAH on the Bracero History Project, which produced the Bracero History Archive and the traveling exhibition, "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942–1964." Her research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the Mexico-North Research Network, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Rosina Lozano is an associate professor of history at Princeton University. Her research and teaching interests include relational studies of race and ethnicity, Latino/a/x History, History of Education, and Borderlands. She is the author of An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States, which was awarded the Immigration and Ethnic History Society First Book Award and the PROSE award in Language and Linguistics. She has also conducted research on voting rights and the relationship between Mexican Americans and Indigenous peoples in the Southwest. Lozano has offered lectures and visited classes at such varied institutions as Brigham Young University, Columbia University’s Teaching College, Cornell University, Duke University, the Naval Academy, Pennsylvania State University, Seton Hall University, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, Wabash College, and Yale University. She was honored to be interviewed by Jorge Ramos on Al Punto and to have published in places including the Los Angeles Times and Public Seminar. Lozano is a 2019 recipient of Princeton’s Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award.
Mary Ting Yi Lui is a professor of American studies and history at Yale University. Her primary research interests include Asian American history, urban history, women's and gender studies, and public history. She is the author of The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City (2005), a cowinner of the best history book prize from the Association of Asian American Studies. The book uses a unsolved 1909 murder case to examine race, gender, and interracial sexual relations in the cultural, social, and spatial formation of New York City Chinatown from 1870 to 1920. She is currently working on a new book entitled "Making Model Minorities: Asian Americans, Race, and Citizenship in Cold War America at Home and Abroad," which examines the history of Asian Americans and U.S. cultural diplomacy in Asia in the early years of the Cold War.
Elizabeth Lunbeck is a professor in the history of science department at Harvard University. A specialist in the history of the human sciences, in particular of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and the history of gender, she is the author or editor of seven books, including The Psychiatric Persuasion: Knowledge, Gender, and Power in Modern America (1994), which was awarded the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize by the American Studies Association, and The Americanization of Narcissism (2014), which won a book prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is also a coeditor with Lorraine Daston of Histories of Scientific Observation (2011). Lunbeck's current writing and teaching focus on the history of the psychotherapies, on the psychological sciences in the literature of leadership, and on the conceptualizations and classifications of disorders of personality in psychology, psychiatry, and U.S. culture.
California State University, Fullerton
A professor of American studies at California State University, Fullerton, Karen Lystra is a nineteenth-century cultural and social historian with a special interest in class, gender, the history of emotions, and private life. The cultural values, rituals, ideologies, and behavior surrounding courtship, marriage, and sexuality are examined in her first book, Searching the Heart: Women, Men, and Romantic Love in Nineteenth-Century America (1989). Her second book, Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years (2004), is a biography focused on the pivotal role that Twain’s inner circle, particularly his youngest daughter Jean, played in the last years of his life. Lystra is currently working on a book about nineteenth-century working-class Americans.
University of California, Los Angeles
Kelly Lytle Hernandez is a Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA. She is also Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. One of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration, and mass incarceration, she is the author of the award-winning books, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (2010), and City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles (2017), which recently won the OAH James Rawley Prize, the American Book Award, and the Athearn Prize from the Western Historical Association. Currently, Professor Lytle Hernandez is the Principal Investigator for the acclaimed Million Dollar Hoods project, which maps how much is spent on incarceration per neighborhood in Los Angeles County. Million Dollar Hoods won the 2018 Freedom Now! Award from the Los Angeles Community Organizing Network. The MDH project is now expanding across the State of California.
Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. She is the author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (1994); Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (2006); The Modern Women's Movement: A Brief History with Documents (2008); Debating the Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present, with Donald T. Critchlow (2009), and Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America (2017), a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Award, and named the "Most Valuable Book" of the year by The Nation. A recipient of numerous scholarly prizes and fellowships, she has also received several teaching awards.
James H. Madison is an emeritus professor of history at Indiana University. His most recent books are A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America (2001), Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II (2007), World War II: A History in Documents (2010), Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana (2014), and The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland (2020).
Jen Manion is an associate professor of history at Amherst College and the author of Liberty's Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America (2015), which received the inaugural Mary Kelley Best Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. Manion is also a coeditor of Taking Back the Academy: History of Activism, History as Activism (2004) and has published nearly three dozen essays and reviews in U.S. histories of gender and sexuality. Manion is the recipient of over a dozen fellowships, including one from the National Endowment for the Humanities for research at the American Antiquarian Society on a current project about transgender histories in the long nineteenth century. Prior to joining the faculty of Amherst College, Manion worked for ten years at Connecticut College as a faculty member in the history department and the founding director of the LGBTQ Resource Center. Manion is committed to the advancement of LGBTQ history and participates in numerous projects to that end, currently serving on the steering committee for the Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the Schlesinger Library / Massachusetts Historical Society, the advisory board of the University of Pennsylvania LGBT Center History Project, and the editorial board of www.OUTHISTORY.org. Previously, Manion served on the governing board of the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History (an American Historical Association affiliate) from 2008 to 2011 and as an adviser on the pioneering 2014 exhibition, That’s So Gay: The Not-So-Hidden History of Gayness in Early American Culture, at the Library Company of Philadelphia.
The George Washington University Law School
Maeva Marcus is Research Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Constitutional Studies at George Washington University Law School. A past president of the American Society for Legal History, she was appointed general editor in 2015 of the "Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States," of which 10 volumes have been published and three others have been commissioned. Marcus is also the editor of the completed eight-volume series, The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1800 (1985-2007). Her other publications include Truman and the Steel Seizure Case (1977) and Origins of the Federal Judiciary: Essays on the Judiciary Act of 1789 (1992).
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Katherine M. Marino is an associate professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research and teaching explore histories of women, gender, sexuality, and race in the U.S. and Latin America; human rights; and transnational feminism. She is the author of Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement (2019), which is based on her dissertation that won the OAH Lerner-Scott Prize for the best dissertation in U.S. women's history. Her book won the 2020 Latin American Studies Association Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award, the 2020 Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) Barbara "Penny" Kanner Award, and co-won the 2020 International Federation for Research on Women's History Ida Blom-Karen Offen Prize in Transnational Women's and Gender History. It also received Honorable Mentions for the 2020 WAWH Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize and for the 2020 OAH Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women's and/or Gender History, and was shortlisted for the Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. She is the co-winner of the 2020 Bertha Lutz Prize from the International Studies Association for writing on women in diplomacy. Her work has received support from national organizations, including the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences where she was a Visiting Scholar. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Women's History, Gender & History, Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies, as well as in popular media outlets, including the Washington Post.
James Marten is a professor of history and the chair of the history department at Marquette University, where he teaches courses on the Civil War and on children's history. He is the author of The Children's Civil War (1998), which was selected as an outstanding academic title by Choice magazine; Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America (2011); and America's Corporal: James Tanner in War and Peace (2014). He is also the editor of Children and War: An Historical Anthology (2002) and Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era: A Brief History with Documents (2004).
University of California, Berkeley
Waldo E. Martin Jr., the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of American History and Citizenship at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America (2005), as well as Brown v. Board of Education: A Short History With Documents (1998) and The Mind of Frederick Douglass (1985). He is a coauthor, with Mia Bay and Deborah Gray White, of Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, With Documents (2012), and, with Joshua Bloom, of Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (2013). With Patricia A. Sullivan, he coedited Civil Rights in the United States: An Encyclopedia (2000). Aspects of the modern African American freedom struggle and the history of modern social movements unite his current research and writing interests. He is currently completing "A Change is Gonna Come: The Cultural Politics of the Black Freedom Struggle and the Making of Modern America."
Kate Masur, an associate professor of History at Northwestern University, writes and speaks about how Americans have grappled with the long aftermath of slavery. Her latest book, Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction (2021) is the first book to describe how a broad coalition of Black and white Americans came together to fight racist laws in the antebellum North and shaped federal policy during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Masur is also the author of An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. (2010), and coeditor, with Gregory P. Downs, of The World the Civil War Made (2015). She has worked extensively with the National Park Service and a variety of museums to bring the history of Reconstruction to the broader public. Her writing has appeared in the op-ed pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and other venues. Her scholarship has been supported by the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, the ACLS, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Masur currently co-edits, with Greg Downs, The Journal of the Civil War Era.
Louis P. Masur is a Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University. A cultural historian, he has published books on a range of topics. His most recent works are Lincoln's Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion (2015) and Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union (2012), which won the Lincoln Institute Book Prize. He is also the author of The Civil War: A Concise History (2011); The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph that Shocked America (2008); Autumn Glory: Baseball's First World Series (2003); and 1831: Year of Eclipse (2001). Masur has received teaching awards from Harvard University, the City College of New York, Trinity College, and Rutgers University, and is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society and Society of American Historians.
University of California, Davis
Lisa G. Materson is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and a specialist in U.S. women's political history. She is the author of For the Freedom of Her Race: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877–1932 (2009), which analyzes black women's involvement in southern, midwestern, and national politics in order to undermine institutionalized racism. She is currently completing Within the Regime, Against the Regime: Ruth Reynolds and the Battle for Puerto Rico’s Independence. The book combines a feminist biography of Ruth Reynolds (1916-1989) with a history of her multiple activist communities to examine the gendered and transnational history of the Puerto Rican independence movement. Materson is also co-editor, with Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, of The Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender History (2018), and the author of articles on Puerto Rican women's independence activism and African American women's internationalism.
University of Minnesota
Elaine Tyler May is Regents Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota and a past president of the OAH and the American Studies Association. Her books include Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy (2017); America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation (2010); Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era (1988, new edition 2017); Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness (1997); Pushing the Limits: American Women, 1940-1961 (1996); and Great Expectations: Marriage and Divorce in Post-Victorian America (1980). She has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Ms., Daily Beast, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, among others.
University of Pennsylvania
Serena Mayeri is a professor of law and history at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also a core faculty member in the program in gender, sexuality, and women's studies. She teaches courses in family law, employment discrimination, gender and the law, and legal history. Her scholarship focuses on the historical impact of progressive and conservative social movements on legal and constitutional change. Her book Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution (2011) received the OAH Darlene Clark Hine Award and the American Historical Association's Littleton-Griswold Prize. Her current book project, tentatively entitled "The Status of Marriage: Marital Supremacy Challenged and Remade, 1960–2000," examines the history of challenges to marriage's primacy as a legal institution and a source of public and private benefits.
George Washington University
Melani McAlister teaches American studies and international affairs at George Washington University. She is the author of Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East (updated edition, 2005), an interdisciplinary study of factors that construct a "common sense" about U.S. power in the Middle East. McAlister is also interested in the politics of religion and international relations. She is a coeditor, with R. Marie Griffith, of Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States (2008). She has recently completed "The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals," a broad study of evangelical internationalism since 1960, looking particularly at U.S. evangelical relations with the Middle East and Africa. Her next book considers the transnational response to the Biafra crisis and Nigerian civil war of 1967–1970. McAlister has been invited to speak to more than 50 university and public audiences about her research, including keynote or plenary addresses for a number of international conferences and workshops across the Middle East and Europe.
Stephanie McCurry is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University. Her research and teaching focus on the history of the nineteenth-century United States, particularly on the history of the South and of women and gender, and on the social history of politics. She is the author of Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the South Carolina Low County (1995), on the antebellum period and the politics of secession in South Carolina, and Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South (2010).
W. Caleb McDaniel is the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, where he also serves as chair of the Department of History and co-chair of the university's Task Force on Slavery, Segregation, and Racial Injustice. He is the author of Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in History and the Civil War and Reconstruction Book Prize from the Organization of American Historians. His first book, The Problem of Democracy in the Age of Slavery: Garrisonian Abolitionists and Transatlantic Reform, received the Merle Curti Prize for Intellectual History from the OAH and the James Broussard First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. In addition to his academic articles about the history of slavery, antislavery, and emancipation in the nineteenth century, his essays have appeared in the New York Times, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, and TIME.
University of Connecticut
Micki McElya is professor of History and affiliated faculty with the Africana Studies Institute, the American Studies Program, and the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut. She specializes in the histories of women, gender, racial formation, and sexuality in the United States from the Civil War to the present, with an emphasis on political culture and memory. Her recent book The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery (2016, 2019), named a Choice outstanding academic book, won the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies and the inaugural Sharon Harris Book Award from the University of Connecticut's Humanities Institute; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the Jefferson Davis Book Award from the American Civil War Museum. McElya is also the author of Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America (2007) as well as several articles and book chapters. Before joining the faculty of the University of Connecticut, she was an assistant professor of American Studies at the University of Alabama. She is currently at work on a book entitled No More Miss America! How Protesting the 1968 Pageant Changed a Nation, which is under contract with Avid Reader Press (Simon & Schuster). This project has received support from a fellowship with the UConn Humanities Institute and the NEH Public Scholars program.
Laura McEnaney is a professor of history at Whittier College, where she has taught since 1996. She teaches U.S. history, specializing in the post-1945 era, and her teaching interests include World War II and its aftermath, women and gender, twentieth-century social movements, and war tourism and memory. She is the author of Civil Defense Begins at Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties (2000), and she has published numerous scholarly articles in journals and edited collections. Her new book, Postwar: Waging Peace in Chicago (2018), explores the social and urban history of America's demobilization from World War II and the whole notion of "postwar" in the twentieth century. Her first article from that project, "Nightmares on Elm Street: Demobilizing in Chicago, 1945–1953," published in the Journal of American History (March 2006), won the OAH Binkley-Stephenson Award. McEnaney has received a grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, a fellowship from Brown University's George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, and an Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award in the Humanities from the American Council of Learned Societies. McEnaney received Whittier College's Harry W. Nerhood Teaching Excellence Award in 2007 and its Presidential Award for Outstanding Advising of First-Year Students in 2017. She is currently working on Project 13, a professional development program to support faculty who teach the U.S. survey course.
Lisa McGirr is professor of history at Harvard University where she teaches twentieth-century U.S. history. Her research and teaching interests bridge the fields of social and political history and focus, in particular, on collective action, political culture, reform movements, and political ideology. She is the author of The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State (2015) and Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right (2001), which examines the national Right's rise from the grassroots.
University of Utah
Danielle L. McGuire is the author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (2010), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the Lillian Smith Award, and the Southern Association of Women Historians' Julia Cherry Spruill Award, and received an honorable mention for the OAH Darlene Clark Hine Award. She is also a coeditor, with John Dittmer, of Freedom Rights: New Perspectives in the Civil Rights Movement (2011). Her new book, "Murder in the Motor City: The 1967 Detroit Riot and American Injustice," is forthcoming.
Carol L. McKibben teaches in the history department at Stanford University, where she also directs the public history and public service major. Her teaching and research interests focus on public history, ethnic and race relations, immigration (especially in urban California and the West), and gender and public policy. Before coming to Stanford, she directed the gender and development program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her first book, Beyond Cannery Row: Sicilian Women, Immigration, and Community in Monterey, California, 1915–99 (2006), considers the experiences of immigrant Sicilian fishing people in Monterey, with a focus on women's roles in the migration experiences of families. She is deeply interested in issues of immigration, especially in places where strategies of inclusion worked, such as military towns in the wake of the 1948 Truman executive order that mandated integration. Her public history project for Seaside, California—the base town connected to Fort Ord—informed her second book, Racial Beachhead: Diversity and Democracy in a Military Town (2011).
Ohio State University
Robert J. McMahon is the Ralph D. Mershon Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, at Ohio State University and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. A specialist in U.S. foreign relations, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War, he has long taught courses on those subjects. McMahon has also lectured widely in the United States as well as in China, Japan, India, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Finland. He is the author of several books, including Dean Acheson and the Creation of an American World Order (2009); The Cold War (2003); and The Limits of Empire: The United States and Southeast Asia since World War II (1999). He is also past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
Alan McPherson is Thomas J. Freaney, Jr., Professor of History at Temple University, where he also directs the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy. A historian by training, he is the author of The Invaded: How Latin Americans and their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations (2014), winner of the OAH Ellis W. Hawley Prize, the William LeoGrande Prize, and the Murdo MacLeod Prize; Yankee No! Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations (2003), winner of the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies' A. B. Thomas Award; Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles: The United States and Latin America since 1945 (2006); The World and U2: One Band's Remaking of Global Activism (2015); and A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean (2016). He is also the editor of Anti-Americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean (2006); The Anti-American Century (2007), with Ivan Krastev; The Encyclopedia of U.S. Military Interventions in Latin America (2013); Beyond Geopolitics: New Histories of Latin America at the League of Nations (2015), with Yannick Wehrli; and The SHAFR Guide Online (2017). He has appeared as a television and radio commentator, has published op-ed pieces, and has given over 100 talks nationally and internationally. His latest book is Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice (2019).
Edna Greene Medford is a professor of history at Howard University, where she teaches courses on Jacksonian America, Civil War and Reconstruction, nineteenth-century history, and African American history. She is the author of Lincoln and Emancipation (2015), a coauthor of The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (2006), and the editor of Historical Perspectives of the African Burial Ground Project: New York Blacks and the Diaspora (2009). She is also a recipient of a 2009 bicentennial edition of the "Order of Lincoln" for her study of the president and the Civil War era.
American Bar Foundation
Ajay K. Mehrotra is the executive director of the American Bar Foundation. He is also a research professor there, a professor of law at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, and an affiliated faculty member of the Northwestern University history department. He teaches legal history and taxation, and his research focuses on the historical relationship between taxation and American state formation. He is the author of Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877–1929 (2013). He is a coeditor, with Monica Prasad and Isaac William Martin, of The New Fiscal Sociology: Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective (2009). His writings have also appeared in several interdisciplinary journals, including Law & Social Inquiry, Law and History Review, and Law & Society Review. His scholarship and teaching have been supported by grants and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Social Science Research Council.
University of Kentucky
Joanne Pope Melish is an associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky, where she teaches American and African American history. Her research focuses on slavery, emancipation, and the development of racial ideologies from the colonial period through Reconstruction, especially in the northern colonies and states. She is the author of Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England, 1780-1860 (1998) and is currently working on book project provisionally entitled “Making Black Communities” that investigates how and why the mixed-race neighborhoods of laboring poor in northern cities began to be characterized as “black” and targeted by hostile white mobs in the early nineteenth century
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Denise Meringolo is a public history scholar-practitioner. She teaches courses in community-based public history practice, material culture, and digital public history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Meringolo is the author of Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History (2012), which won the National Council on Public History Book Award. She is the primary investigator and editor of a collaborative study, "Radical Roots: Civic Engagement, Public History, and a Tradition of Social Justice Activism," which aims to identify historical precedents of the core values and practices that define the field and to advance critical perspectives on how public history has served social justice in the past and today. It will be published in an open source digital format by Amherst College Press in 2021. In addition, Meringolo has established a digital collection project, Baltimore Uprising 2015, that allows individuals to preserve images, videos, and stories about the protests that erupted after Freddie Gray's death in police custody in April 2015. She received a Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Fellowship in 2018 to activate the collection as a platform for community-based inquiry and interpretation. Meringolo also has partnered with Baltimore Heritage, a local preservation advocacy organization, to develop content for the Explore Baltimore Heritage app, which outlines self-guided walking tours of the city's neighborhoods. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, she worked at numerous public history institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. She served on the board of directors of the National Council on Public History from 2013 to 2016 and is currently a member of advisory committees for both the Patapsco Heritage Greenway and the Capital Jewish Museum.
Joanne Meyerowitz is the Arthur Unobskey Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University. A past president of the OAH and a former editor of the Journal of American History, she is the author of How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality (2002) and the editor of Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945–1960 (2004) and History and September 11th (2003). Her most recent book, A War on Global Poverty: The Lost Promise of Redistribution and the Rise of Microcredit (2021), that examines U.S. involvement in campaigns to end global poverty in the 1970s and 1980s. It begins with the decline of modernization programs and ends with the rise of microcredit, and it shows how and why anti-poverty efforts increasingly focused on women.
University of Georgia
Stephen A. Mihm is an associate professor of history at the University of Georgia. He is the author of A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States (2007); a coauthor, with Nouriel Roubini, of Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance (2010); and a coeditor, with Katherine Ott and David Serlin, of Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics (2002). He is also the author of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and academic essays. Mihm has received numerous fellowships, grants, and awards, including the biennial Harold F. Williamson Prize from the Business History Conference; a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation; and his department's Parks Heggoy Graduate Teaching Award in 2012 and 2014. He has also received a number of major fellowships from, among other institutions, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Harvard Business School. Mihm is currently writing a history of standards and standardization in the United States. He is a weekly columnist for "Bloomberg View" as well as a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and many other newspapers and magazines. He appears regularly in historical documentaries, radio and television programs, and other print and broadcast media in the United States and abroad.
Tiya Alicia Miles is an author, university teacher, and public historian. She has written prizewinning works of African American and Native American history: Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom (2005) and The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story (2010). Her book The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (2017) is a history of the enslavement of Native Americans and African Americans in early Detroit and won the OAH Merle Curti Social History Award and the OAH James A. Rawley Prize. She recently published a narrative study of race and gender in southern ghost tours entitled Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era (2015). Miles is also a writer of fiction, academic articles on indigenous women’s history, and feminist essays. Her debut novel, The Cherokee Rose (2015), is set on a haunted plantation in the Cherokee territory of present-day Georgia and was named a Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week. With the literary critic Sharon P. Holland, she coedited a collection of essays on Afro–Native American lives entitled Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country (2006). Miles is Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at Harvard University. She spent 16 years at the University of Michigan, where she was a Distinguished University Professor in the departments of American culture, Afroamerican and African studies, history, Native American studies, and women's studies. She is a MacArthur Fellow, a beneficiary of a Mellon Foundation New Directions in the Humanities Fellowship, and a recipient of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The director of the public history program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marla R. Miller researches and writes about women and work in early America. She is the author of The Needle's Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution (2006), a study of the New England clothing trades before industrialization. Her Betsy Ross and the Making of America (2010), the first scholarly biography of the much-misunderstood craftswoman, was a finalist for the Cundill Prize in History and was named as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by the Washington Post. Miller's latest book is Entangled Lives: Labor, Livelihood, and Landscapes of Change in Rural Massachusetts (2019). In 2012, she and three co-authors released Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service, a multi-year study funded by the NPS Chief Historian's office and hosted by the OAH; the report won the National Council on Public History prize for Excellence in Consulting. Miller edits the Public History in Historical Perspective book series for the University of Massachusetts Press; she also consults regularly with museums and historic sites across the northeast. From 2016 to 2020 she served as president-elect and president of the National Council on Public History.
Arkansas State University
Clyde A. Milner II is the founding director of the Ph.D. program in heritage studies and a professor emeritus of history at Arkansas State University. Known for his research, writing, and editing on the history of the American West and of Native Americans, Milner now applies his interest in American regionalism and cultural identity to the Mississippi Delta and the interdisciplinary initiatives of heritage studies. For eighteen of his twenty-six years on the faculty at Utah State University, Milner edited the Western Historical Quarterly. He has written or edited eight books, including two with his wife, Carol O’Connor: the Oxford History of the American West (1994) and As Big as the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart (2009). A recipient of the Western Historical Association's Award of Merit for outstanding service to the field of Western history, he currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
National Humanities Center
Andy Mink is the vice president for education programs at the National Center for the Humanities. He designs and leads professional development programs for K-12 and university educators, using hands-on instructional models and drawing on his experiences as executive director of Learn NC at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and as director of outreach and education for the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia. His programs integrate scholarship, innovative technology, and interactive approaches to teaching and learning, with a particular focus on geospatial and situation-based technologies. Fundamental to this work is the support of teacher leadership and curriculum design through OER assets and digital technology. In 2002, Mink was named the National Experiential Educator of the Year by the National Society of Experiential Education. He currently serves on the executive boards of the North Carolina Council for Social Studies and the North Carolina Outward Bound School, and on the board of trustees for National Council for History Education.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Jennifer Mittelstadt is a professor of modern U.S. history at Rutgers University, where she studies politics, social welfare, gender, and the military. She is the author of From Welfare to Workfare: The Unintended Consequences of Liberal Reform, 1945–1965 (2005) and The Rise of the Military Welfare State (2015), and a coauthor, with Premilla Nadasen and Marisa Chappell, of Welfare in the United States: A History with Documents (2009). A former fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, she has written for such publications as Jacobin, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She is currently researching a new book about the grassroots transformation of American empire in the late twentieth century.
University of Southern California
Natalia Molina is a Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is the author of two award winning books. Her first book, Fit to be Citizens? Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939, explored the ways in which race is constructed relationally and regionally. Her second book, How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts, examines Mexican immigration–from 1924 when immigration acts drastically reduced immigration to the U.S. to 1965 when many quotas were abolished–to understand how broad themes of race and citizenship are constructed. Through the use of a relational lens, How Race Is Made in America demonstrates that racial scripts are easily adopted and adapted to apply to different racial groups. She extends her work on racial scripts in her co-edited volume, Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method, and Practice. She continues to explore the themes of race, space, labor, immigration, gender and urban history in her book in progress. With the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Fellowship, she is expanding her award-winning article, “The Importance of Place and Place-makers in the Life of a Los Angeles Community: What Gentrification Erases from Echo Park” into a book. During her tenure at the University of California until 2018, Professor Molina served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Equity. She has also served twice as the Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities and before that as the Director for University of California Education Abroad Program in Granada, Córdoba, and Cádiz, Spain. She is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. She previously served on the Faculty Advisory Committee for the University of California’s President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, as well as a six-year term on the board of California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Douglas Monroy is a professor of history at the Colorado College. He is the author of Thrown among Strangers: The Making of Mexican Culture in Frontier California (1990), winner of the OAH James Rawley Prize; Rebirth: Mexican Los Angeles from the Great Migration to the Great Depression (1999); and The Borders Within: Encounters with Mexico and America (2008), a book of essays on a variety of topics including the missions of California, the novel Ramona, American liberalism and Mexico, and NAFTA and immigration.
New York University
Maria E. Montoya is an Associate Professor of History at New York University and the Dean of Arts and Sciences at New York University Shanghai. She was formerly the Director of the Latinx Studies Program at the University of Michigan where she also taught history and participated in the American Culture Program. She is the author of numerous articles and the book Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840–1920 (2002). She is also the lead author of the textbook, Global Americans: A Social and Global History of the United States (2016). She is working on a forthcoming book, "Making a Working Man's Paradise: Workers and Their Families in the Colorado Coal Fields, 1900-1950," which examines company towns and the origins of health insurance for workers in the American West, focusing particularly on the coal-mining communities associated with the Rockefeller Corporation in Colorado.
Bethany Moreton is a professor of Dartmouth College and a series editor for Columbia University Press’s Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism. She has held fellowships at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Divinity School, and the Institute for Research in the Humanities of the University of Wisconsin. Her first book, To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (2009), won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award for the best first book in U.S. history and the John Hope Franklin Award for the best book in American studies; the book’s royalties support Interfaith Worker Justice. She is a founding collective member of the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas and a founding faculty member of Freedom University, which offers college coursework without charge to qualified Georgia high school graduates banned from state campuses because of their immigration status. She is the author of multiple articles and book chapters on the intersections among faith, sexuality, and economic life, and is currently at work on a pair of books: "Jesus Saves: Christians in the Age of Debt" and study of transnational Catholic labor theology in Opus Dei.
New York University
Jennifer L. Morgan is Professor of History in the department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University where she also serves as Chair. She is the author of the prize-winning Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic (2021); and of Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in the Making of New World Slavery (2004). She is the the co-editor of Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in America (2016). Her research examines the intersections of gender and race in in the Black Atlantic.
Her recent journal articles include “Partus Sequitur Ventrem: Law, Race, and Reproduction in Colonial Slavery,” in Small Axe; “Accounting for ‘The Most Excruciating Torment’: Trans-Atlantic Passages” in History of the Present and “Archives and Histories of Racial Capitalism” in Social Text. In addition to her archival work as an historian, Morgan has published a range of essays on race, gender, and the process of “doing history,” most notably “Experiencing Black Feminism” in Deborah Gray White’s edited volume Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower (2007).
Morgan serves as the Council Chair for the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture. She is the past-Vice President of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians and is a lifetime member of the Association of Black Women Historians. She lives in New York City.
NEW IN 2021: Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic (Duke University Press)
Johns Hopkins University
Philip Morgan is the Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. His Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (1998) won the Bancroft, Beveridge, and Frederick Douglass Prizes. He is a coeditor, most recently, of the Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850 (2011). His other recent works include Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age (2006), Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800 (2009), Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal (2009), and African American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee (2010). He is working at the interface of Caribbean and North American history in the early modern era.
Kathryn Morse is Professor of History and John C. Elder Professor in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, where she teaches courses in U.S. History and American environmental thought in both the history department and the environmental studies program. A graduate of Brookline High School (Mass.), Yale University, Utah State University, and the University of Washington, she is the author of The Nature of Gold: An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush (2003), and several articles including "There Will Be Birds: Images of Oil Disasters in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" in the Journal of American History. She is currently working on a born-digital, image-based history of New Deal Rural Rehabilitation Programs run by the Farm Security Administration, focusing on connections between land, race, and ideas of conservation. Her interests include the material and environmental history of the U.S. West, ideas of nature, race, and environment in American culture, the power and role of photography in environmental and social history, the digital humanities broadly, digital-focused pedagogy in the undergraduate classroom, and the challenges of interdisciplinary work in environmental studies programs at liberal arts colleges.
University of North Texas
J. Todd Moye is the Robnett Professor of U.S. History at the University of North Texas, the director of the UNT Oral History Program, and a past president of the Oral History Association. He is the author of several articles and books on the history of the modern African American freedom struggle. They include Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II (2010), a narrative history of the most significant civil rights struggle of the World War II era based on a collection of more than 800 oral histories; Let the People Decide: Black Freedom and White Resistance Organizing in Sunflower County, Mississippi, 1945–1986 (2004), a community study of grassroots civil rights and pro-segregation movements in the Mississippi Delta; and Ella Baker: Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement (2013), an intellectual biography of one of the movement’s most important thinkers and strategists. He has co-created several digital history projects, including Civil Rights in Black and Brown: Oral Histories of the Multiracial Civil Rights Struggles in Texas, the North Texas History Harvest, and The Crisis at Mansfield. He formerly directed the National Park Service’s Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad is a professor of history, race, and public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is a former director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library and the world’s leading library and archive of global black history, and a former associate professor at Indiana University. Muhammad's scholarship examines the broad intersections of race, democracy, inequality, and criminal justice in modern U.S. history. He is a contributor to a 2014 National Research Council study, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences, and is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (2010), which won the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Prize. Much of his work has been featured in national print and broadcast media outlets, including the New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, National Public Radio, Moyers and Company, and msnbc. He has appeared in a number of feature-length documentaries, including Slavery by Another Name (2012) and the Oscar-nominated 13th (2016). He has been an associate editor of the Journal of American History and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Vera Institute of Justice. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Service Medal from Columbia University’s Teachers College. He currently serves on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, the Barnes Foundation, the Vera Institute, and The Nation magazine, and on the advisory boards of the Cure Violence, The HistoryMakers, and the Lapidus Center for the Study of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Donna Murch is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University. She is currently completing a new book entitled "Crack in Los Angeles: Policing the Crisis and the War on Drugs," which considers the militarization of law enforcement, the social history of drug consumption and sale, and the political economy of mass incarceration in late twentieth-century California. She is also the author of the forthcoming Revolution in Our Lifetime (2016), which explores the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party on its fiftieth anniversary, and Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California (2010), which won the Phillis Wheatley Prize. She has written for the Washington Post, New Republic, the Nation, Jacobin, the Boston Review, Black Scholar, Souls, the Journal of Urban History, the Journal of American History, the OAH Magazine of History, Perspectives, and New Politics and has appeared on the bbc, cnn, and Democracy Now. She has also coedited a special edition of the Journal of Urban History (September 2015) on mass incarceration and urban spaces.
Washington University in St. Louis
Sowande' M. Mustakeem is a historian with broad specializations in slavery at sea, medicine, Black women’s history, terror, violence, slavery and memory, criminality, policing, gender and executions in history. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of History and African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Mustakeem is globally known for her two time award winning book, Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage (2016) which won the Wesley Logan prize in 2017 (jointly awarded by The American Historical Association and The Association for the Study of African American Life) for the best book for the history of the African Diaspora. She likewise won the 2020 Dred Scott Freedom Award for the Historical Literacy Excellence from the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. The audio version of Slavery at Sea was released spring 2021. She has articles published in The Journal of African American History, Atlantic Studies, along with a number of essays in edited volumes. Her most recent contributions have appeared in BBC Magazine, the online publication Vox, “6 Myths About the History of Black People in America” and Keywords in African American Studies. She has been featured on BBC radio, and was on Henry Louis Gates’ PBS documentary series “Many Rivers to Cross.” She is also cohost of the Apple podcast “TheBookLane365”, which empowers future writers with tips and tools to activate productivity through writing. Mustakeem is currently working on her next book focused on women and crime.
NEW IN 2021: Slavery at Sea (Audiobook) (University of Illinois Press)
Barnard College, Columbia University
Premilla Nadasen is an associate professor of history at Barnard College, Columbia University. She researches and writes about race, gender, social policy, and labor history. She is the author of several books, including Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States (2005), which chronicles the emergence of a distinctive brand of feminism forged by black women on welfare, and Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement (2015), a history of domestic worker activism in the postwar period. She has won fellowships and honors for her work, including the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Book Prize, the Sara Whaley Book Prize, and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Article Prize. In addition to her academic writing Nadasen has been engaged with social justice work for many years, including antiapartheid and antiracist activism, labor rights, feminism, immigrant rights, and low-income women's advocacy. For the past ten years she has worked closely with the domestic workers' rights movement. Nadasen bridges her scholarship and activism, striving to make her research accessible and relevant. She has written policy briefs; has served as an expert academic witness; has written for newspapers, blogs, and magazines, including Ms., the Root, Al Jazeera, and Jacobin; and has spoken on issues of labor and poverty on college campuses and to community and activist groups. She is most interested in visions of social change and the ways poor and working-class people, especially women of color, have fought for social justice.
Graduate Center, City University of New York
David Nasaw is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the current president of the Society of American Historians. His historical research and writing over the past decade has taken the form of biographies. He is the author, most recently, of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (2012), a Pulitzer Prize finalist and one of the New York Times best 10 books of the year; Andrew Carnegie (2006), also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and The Chief: Life and Times of William Randolph Hearst (2000), winner of the Bancroft Prize and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.
New York University
Andrew Needham is a historian of the twentieth-century United States who specializes in the relationship between urban life and the natural environment. His work is animated by the question: How has urbanization spurred far-reaching changes in human societies and natural ecologies? He is the author of Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest (2014), which explores the transformation of Phoenix and the Navajo nation in the years after World War II and tells the story of the far-reaching environmental and social inequalities of metropolitan growth as well as the roots of our contemporary coal-fueled climate change crisis. It received five book prizes, including the George Perkins Marsh Prize for the best book in environmental history, the Caughey Western History Association Prize, and the David J. Weber and Bill Clements Prize for best nonfiction work on the American Southwest. Needham is currently working on two new projects. The first, "Engineering Sustainability: Nature and Technology in Urban America," is a history of urban infrastructure in the long twentieth century. In it he examines both how urban officials have used spatial expansion to solve environmental problems—considering the reversal of the Chicago River, segregation of environmental nuisances in Los Angeles, the construction of Jones Beach off Long Island, the construction of bart in the San Francisco Bay area, and the expansion of Detroit's water system into its suburbs—and how the resulting infrastructures have changed social and environmental communities. His second project, "The Origins of the Climate Crisis: Metropolitanism and Energy Use in Postwar America," explores the ways ideas and public policies spurred metropolitan growth as well as climate change.
Library Company of Philadelphia
Richard Newman directs the Library Company of Philadelphia and specializes in the study of American reformers in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, including early black leaders, abolitionists, and modern environmentalists. He is the author or editor of five books including The Transformation of American Abolitionism (2002) and Freedom's Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers (2008). He is also a coeditor of the book series "Race in the Atlantic World," copublished by the Library Company, and he serves on the advisory councils of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University.
Mae M. Ngai is a professor of history and the Lung Family Professor of Asian American studies at Columbia University. Her research and teaching focus on twentieth-century U.S. history, with emphasis on immigration and ethnicity, politics and law, and labor. She is especially interested in problems of nationalism, citizenship, and race as they are produced historically in law and society, in processes of transnational migration, and in the formation of ethno-racial communities. She is the author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004), winner of the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, and The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010).
Loyola University, Chicago
Michelle Nickerson is an associate professor of history at Loyola University, Chicago, where she teaches U.S. women's, gender, urban, and political history. She studies American conservatism, suburbanization, American Catholicism, the anti–Vietnam War movement, feminism, and the Cold War. Nickerson is the author of Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right (2012) and a coeditor of Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Place, Space, and Region (2011). She is also a co-moderator of the Newberry Library's women and gender seminar. She is currently writing about the Camden 28 of the Catholic antiwar movement in 1971.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gregory H. Nobles is an emeritus professor of history at the Georgia Institute of Technology. During 2016-2017, he was the Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the American Antiquarian Society. A specialist in early American and environmental history, he is most recently the author of John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman (2017) and a coauthor, with Alfred F. Young, of Whose American Revolution Was It? Historians Interpret the Founding (2011).
University of Minnesota
Lisa Norling is associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches courses in U.S. social history, women’s history, and maritime history. She also teaches at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut every summer and serves as a consultant to the USS Constitution Museum in Boston. Her publications include the anthology Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 (1996) and Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery 1740-1870 (2000), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award as well as the Lyman Award from the North Atlantic Society for Oceanic History. Her current research focuses on eighteenth-century oceanic travel, especially women’s experiences at sea.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Alice O’Connor is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a former director of the university’s Washington Center Program in Washington, D.C. She teaches and writes about poverty and wealth, social and urban policy, the politics of knowledge, and the history of organized philanthropy in the United States. Among her publications are Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy, and the Poor in Twentieth-Century U.S. History (2001), Social Science for What? Philanthropy and the Social Question in a World Turned Rightside Up (2007), and the coedited volumes Urban Inequality: Evidence from Four Cities (2001) and Poverty and Social Welfare in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy (2004). Before joining the university’s faculty in 1995, she was a program officer at the Ford Foundation and the Social Science Research Council and a National Science Foundation fellow at the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago. Her current research focuses on wealth and inequality in the post–World War II United States and the origins of the second Gilded Age.
University of Washington
Margaret O'Mara, an associate professor of history at the University of Washington, specializes in the political, economic, and urban history of modern America. She is the author of Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley (2005). She teaches, writes, and speaks on subjects such as the modern presidency, high-tech innovation, urbanism, and the global knowledge economy. From 1993 to 1997 she was a staff member to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, working on urban economic development, health care, and welfare reform. The recipient of a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, she is currently exploring the globalization of the technology industry since the 1970s.
Graduate Center, City University of New York
Currently a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, James Oakes has been teaching and writing about slavery, antislavery, and the origins of the Civil War for nearly thirty years. Most recently, he is the author of The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics (2007) and Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861–1865 (2012), winner of the Lincoln Prize.
University of California, Davis
Kathryn Olmsted is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of four books: Right Out of California: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism (2015), Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11 (2009), Red Spy Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth Bentley (2002), and Challenging the Secret Government: The Post-Watergate Investigations of the cia and fbi (1996). She has also coedited a book on the history of the Central Intelligence Agency and published several journal articles and book chapters on conspiracy theories, government secrecy, espionage, counterintelligence, and anticommunism.
Jason M. Opal is an associate professor of history at McGill University, where he teaches a range of courses on early American history. His most recent classes have been about slavery and antislavery in the revolutionary period (1760s–1820s) and about the history of American families. He is most interested in social and cultural history and in the debates of the postrevolutionary period over what kind of nation or society the United States should be. His first book, Beyond the Farm: National Ambitions in Rural New England (2008), was about ambition among New England farm families. His current book project, Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law, and the American Nation (2017) centers on the problem of vengeance—extra-legal violence and punishment—and a man who built his life around its pursuit: Andrew Jackson.
Annelise Orleck is a professor of history, Jewish studies, and women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States (1995); The Soviet Jewish Americans (1999); Storming Caesar's Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty (2005); and Rethinking American Women's Activism (2014). She is also a coeditor of The Politics of Motherhood: Activist Voices from Left to Right (1997), with Alexis Jetter and Diana Taylor, and The War on Poverty, 1969-1980: A New Grassroots History (2011), with Lisa Gayle Hazirjian. Her newest book is entitled "We Are All Fast Food Workers Now": The Global Uprising against Poverty Wages (2018).
Robert Orsi is a professor of religious studies and history and the Grace Craddock Nagle Chair of Catholic Studies at Northwestern University. A native of New York City, where he grew up in an Italian American working-class neighborhood in the Bronx, Orsi taught at Fordham University, Indiana University, Harvard Divinity School, and Harvard University, where he chaired the Committee on the Study of Religion, before coming to Northwestern in 2007. His work draws on historical and ethnographic theories and methods, and he is the author of several prizewinning books, among them The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880–1950 (3rd edition, 2010), Thank You, Saint Jude: Women's Devotions to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes (1996), and Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them (2005). Orsi has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is currently completing a historiographical study, "History and Presence."
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Stephen R. Ortiz is an associate professor of history at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He teaches and lectures broadly on the political, military, cultural, and diplomatic history of the twentieth-century United States. He is the author of Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era (2010) and the editor of Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States (2012). He is currently working on a monograph entitled "Comrades in Arms: Veterans Organizations and the Politics of National Security in the American Century."
New York University
David M. Oshinsky directs the division of medical humanities in the department of medicine at New York University, where he is also a professor of history. His books include A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy (1983) and Worse Than Slavery (1996), which garnered the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for distinguished contribution to human rights. His Polio: An American Story (2006) won both the Pulitzer Prize in history and the Hoover Presidential Book Award, and his articles and reviews appear regularly in the New York Times and other national publications. He is most recently the author of Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital (2016).
University of Arizona
Lydia R. Otero They specialize in Public History, Latinx Urbanization and Placemaking in Latinx Communities. Otero’s essays on (Re)claiming Place and History, Heritage Conservation and Collective Memory have appeared in various book anthologies and scholarly journals. In 2011, La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwestern City (2010) won a Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association. It focuses on a 1966 urban renewal project, which targeted the most densely populated 80 acres in Arizona. Although Mexican Americans dominated the renewal area demographically, most of the city’s Asian and African Americans also lived there. In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown & Queer
New School for Social Research
Julia Ott is an associate professor in the history of capitalism and the codirector of the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at the New School for Social Research and the Eugene Lang College at the New School. She is the author of When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investors' Democracy (2011). Ott specializes in economic history and political history. In her teaching and in her published work, she investigates how financial institutions, practices, and theories influence American political culture and how, in turn, policies and political beliefs shape economic behavior and outcomes.
St. John's University
Susie J. Pak is an associate professor of history at St. John's University in New York. She is the author of Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J.P. Morgan (2013), a study of the complex web of financial, social, and political relationships among Wall Street’s aristocracy in the early twentieth century. She is a cochair of the Columbia University Economic History Seminar and serves on the editorial board of Connections, the journal of the International Network for Social Network Analysis. She has received the Harvard Business School's Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Traveling Fellowship as well as the Einstein Fellowship of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
University of Delaware
Alison M. Parker is History Department Chair and Richards Professor of American History at the University of Delaware. She has research and teaching interests at the intersections of gender, race, disability, citizenship and the law in U.S. history. She majored in art history and history at the University of California, Berkeley and earned a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University. In 2017-2018, Parker was an Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University, where she worked on her biography of the civil rights activist and suffragist Mary Church Terrell: Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell (2020). Her op-ed “When White Women Wanted a Monument to Black ‘Mammies,’” appeared in the New York Times Sunday Review. Parker is the author of two other historical monographs, Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State (2010) and Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and Pro-Censorship Activism, 1873-1933 (1997). She has also co-edited three anthologies and authored numerous articles and book chapters. While a faculty member at the State University of New York, College at Brockport, Parker was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity (2012). Her next book project is a study of the civil rights activist, Mary Hamilton, the first female field director for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Parker serves as the founding editor of the Gender and Race in American History book series for the University of Rochester Press. As a co-chair of the Anti-Racism Initiative at the University of Delaware, Parker is building a coalition of students, faculty, and staff promoting a wide-ranging anti-racism agenda. She is trained to lead antiracism and racial justice workshops and community conversations and is working to recruit and retain a diverse community of faculty and students.
Robert Parkinson is associate professor of history at Binghamton University. He is the author of Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence (2021) and The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution (2016), which won the OAH's James Rawley prize for the best book on US race relations in 2017. He earned his PhD at the University of Virginia and has held fellowships at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and the C.V. Starr for the Study for the American Experience. His current book project, "The Heart of American Darkness" (Liveright/Norton), is a microhistory about how the grisly murder of nine Natives on a tributary of the Ohio River in 1774 exerted a surprisingly powerful influence in the political and rhetorical life of the early American republic.
T. Michael Parrish is the Linden G. Bowers Professor of American History at Baylor University where he teaches an undergraduate course on Texas history as well as graduate seminars on the Civil War era. A former president of the Society of Civil War Historians, he is the author of Richard Taylor: Soldier Prince of Dixie (1992) and Brothers in Gray: The Civil War Letters of the Pierson Family (1997), and most recently, a coauthor of Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor, and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement (2017). He also serves as editor or coeditor for book series on the Civil War era with the University of North Carolina Press, Louisiana State University Press, and the University of Arkansas Press.
Susan J. Pearson is a historian of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century United States. She is particularly interested in the cultural politics of reform, the expansion of the state and forms of governance, and the development of American liberalism. Pearson is the author of the prizewinning book, The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America (2011), as well as essays and articles in the Journal of American History, History and Theory, the Journal of Social History, and the Journal of the Civil War Era. Pearson is now at work on a new project that examines the spread of compulsory and universal birth registration in the United States. Her research details how a once locally and unevenly practiced form of record keeping became the most essential mechanism for recording and establishing individual identity.
Gunther Peck is associate professor in the history department and the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy at Duke University where he teaches courses in immigration, labor, western, environmental, and policy history. His first book, Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones and Immigrant Workers in the North American West (2000), won the Phillip Taft award in labor history and the Ray Allen Billington award in frontier history. He is currently working on two book projects: a history of white slavery in Great Britain and the U.S. from the 1820s to the present; and an exploration of changing working-class uses and perceptions of nature in North America.
University of California, Los Angeles
A professor of history at UCLA, Carla Pestana holds the Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World there; since 2018, she has also served as department chair. She attended graduate school at UCLA, where she studied with Appleby as well as Gary Nash. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, Pestana taught at the Ohio State University, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her research focuses on revolution, religion, and empire in early America and the English Atlantic world, and she frequently returns to the Quakers, the subject of her first publication. Her teaching covers these topics as well as pirates and witches, among other subjects. Her most recent books include Plymouth Plantation in the Atlantic World (2020), The English Conquest of Jamaica: Oliver Cromwell's Bid for Empire (2017), Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World (2009), and The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640–1661 (2004). She has blogged for the Huffington Post.
George Mason University
A professor emerita of history at George Mason University, Paula Petrik is the author of No Step Backward: Women and Family on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier (1990) and a coeditor, with Elliott West, of Small Worlds: Children and Adolescents in America, 1850-1950 (1992). A recipient of Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Smithsonian fellowships as well as an Apple Computer Faculty Internship, among others, she has published articles on women in the American West, the U.S. toy industry, and new media. She is currently working on a history of the Helena, Montana, banks and the Panic of 1893.
The University of Cincinnati
Christopher Phillips is the John and Dorothy Hermanies Professor of American History and the University Distinguished Professor in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. His research interests are in the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction, and more specifically, in the American South and West, especially the middle border states. He is the author of seven books focused on slavery and freedom, urban African Americans, emancipation, war, race, politics, and memory during and after the Civil War era, including The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border (2016), which received Tom Watson Brown Prize from the Society of Civil War Historians and the George and Ann Richards Center for Research on the Civil War Era, as well as the the Society of Military Historians' Distinguished Book Award, the Midwestern History Association's John Gjerde Prize, the State Historical Society of Missouri's Missouri Book Award, and the Ohio Academy of History's Distinguished Book Prize. It was also named a Choice outstanding academic book and a Civil War Monitor best book of the year. His other books are The Civil War in the Border South (2013); Freedom's Port: The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860 (1997), a cowinner of the Best Book prize from the Maryland Historical Society; Missouri's Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the Creation of Southern Identity in the Border West (2000); and Damned Yankee: The Life of Nathaniel Lyon (1996), a Choice outstanding academic book. His essays have appeared in such publications as Journal of the Civil War Era, Civil War History, and the New York Times. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. From 1999 to 2011, he served as a coeditor of Ohio Valley History.
An associate professor of history at Boston University, Sarah T. Phillips is a historian of the twentieth-century United States who combines the study of politics and public policy with histories of environmental and agricultural change. She is the author of This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal (2007) and a coauthor, with Shane Hamilton, of The Kitchen Debate and Cold War Consumer Politics: A Brief History with Documents (2014). She has also written pieces on environmental historiography, antebellum rural reform, transatlantic agricultural exchange, the interwar economy, the history of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the conservation and environmental policies of state governors. Her current book project, "The Price of Plenty: From Farm to Food Politics in Postwar America," examines the domestic politics sustaining the massive farm surpluses of the post–World War II era that established the United States as the predominant and most problematic of the state actors in the international food regime.
New Mexico State University
Dwight T. Pitcaithley is a College Professor of History at New Mexico State University. He retired from the National Park Service in 2005 as Chief Historian, a position he held for ten years. He is the author of The U.S. Constitution and Secession: A Documentary Anthology of Slavery and White Supremacy (2018) and a coeditor of The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation (2006). He has contributed chapters to Becoming Historians (2009), Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory (2006), Preserving Western History (2005), Public History and the Environment (2004), Myth, Memory, and the Making of the American Landscape (2001), and Seeing and Being Seen: Tourism in the American West (2001). A recipient of the OAH Distinguished Service Award, he also is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society and a recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of North Carolina.
Stephen Pitti is a professor of history and American studies at Yale University, where he is the inaugural director of the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. He is the author of The Devil in Silicon Valley: Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Northern California (2003) and American Latinos and the Making of the United States (2012). As a member of the National Parks Service advisory board, he chairs the National Historic Landmarks committee and serves on the Latino scholars panel. As a public historian he advised the Peabody Award–winning series "Latino Americans" on pbs and the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History project organized by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. He is an editor for the Politics and Culture in Modern America book series at the University of Pennsylvania Press and a member of the editorial board of the U.S. Latino Oral History Journal. He chaired a White House committee on LGBT history in 2014; he has worked with secondary school teachers and high school students around the country; and he serves on the board of directors of Freedom University in Atlanta, a school founded to serve undocumented residents of Georgia. He has also contributed expert reports to ongoing court cases in Arizona related to both immigration and ethnic studies.
The New School
Claire Bond Potter is a professor of history at The New School, where she directs the Digital Humanities Initiative. She is also a codirector of OutHistory.org, an LGBT digital history project. Prior to coming to The New School, she taught in the history and American studies departments of Wesleyan University for twenty years as well as at Baruch College-CUNY and the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture (1998) and a coeditor, with Renee Romano, of Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History that Talks Back (2012). She is currently writing a political history of antipornography campaigns, "Beyond Pornography: How Feminism Survived the Age of Reagan," and a collection of essays on humanities scholarship in the digital age, "Digital U: Why Crowd-sourcing, Social Media, Word Press, and Google Hangouts Could Save the Historical Profession." With her students, she is producing a teaching site on the history of ACT UP and the AIDS pandemic, "The United States of AIDS." She blogged as Tenured Radical from 2006 to May 2015.
University of Georgia
Robert A. Pratt is a professor of history at the University of Georgia. He is the author of The Color of Their Skin: Education and Race in Richmond, Virginia, 1954-89 (1992)—named an Outstanding Book by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States—and We Shall Not Be Moved: The Desegregation of the University of Georgia (2002).
Andrew Preston teaches American history at Cambridge University, where he is a fellow of Clare College and the editor of The Historical Journal. In addition to writing over thirty scholarly articles, he has written for the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, TLS, the Boston Globe, ForeignAffairs.com, Politico, and History Today, and has appeared on national television and radio in the United States and Canada. Prior to coming to Cambridge, he taught at Yale University and at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Preston is the author of The War Council: McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam (2006) and Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (2012), which won the Charles Taylor Prize. He is a coeditor of three other books: Nixon in the World: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1969–1977 (2008), America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror (2014), and Faithful Republic: Religion and Politics in the Twentieth-Century United States (2015). He is currently editing the second volume of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Vietnam War and writing a history of the idea of national security in the United States.
University of Iowa
Tyler Priest is an associate professor of history and geography at the University of Iowa. A widely published scholar of energy and environmental history, he is the author of The Offshore Imperative: Shell Oil's Search for Petroleum in the Postwar United States (2007), which won the Geosciences in the Media Award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He also won the American Society for Environmental History's Alice Hamilton Award for his article, "Extraction Not Creation: The History of Offshore Petroleum in the Gulf of Mexico," in Enterprise & Society (June 2007). He coedited "Oil in America," a special issue of the Journal of American History (June 2012). From 2000 to 2015, Priest was the chief historian on three interdisciplinary research projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management). These projects documented the growth and expansion of the offshore oil industry along the Gulf Coast and collected 740 audio and transcribed oral histories with people who worked in all aspects of the industry. Priest's expertise on the history of offshore oil has led to government and industry advisory positions and a role as a regular commentator for print, radio, online, and television media. In 2010 he also served as a senior policy analyst on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.
Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Ph.D, is an associate professor of history at Smith College. Dr. Pryor is the author of an award winning article, “The Etymology of [N-Word]: Resistance, Language and the Politics of Freedom in the Antebellum North” and 2016’s monograph Colored Travelers: Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the Civil War. Her new project, which developed out of her research and teaching, is an historical and pedagogical study of the n-word framed, in part, by her experience as a biracial woman in the United States who is also the daughter of iconic comedian Richard Pryor. Dr. Pryor is an award-winning teacher with 10 years experience teaching the n-word; she is Smith College’s Faculty Teaching Mentor for Inclusive and Equitable Pedagogies; and she conducts faculty workshops on navigating the n-word and other racist language in the classroom. Her teaching specialties include 19th century United States history, race and racism, African American women, and the history of U.S. slavery.
A professor of history at Bowdoin College, Patrick Rael is a specialist in African American history. His most recent book, Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865 (2015), was a finalist for the Harriet Tubman Prize, awarded by the New York Library’s Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His other works include Black Identity and Black Protest in the Antebellum North (2002), African American Activism before the Civil War: The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North (2008), and Pamphlets of Protest: An Anthology of Early African-American Protest Literature (2001). He has written extensively about teaching, has contributed to the development of African American history curricula, and for over a decade has led seminars and workshops on teaching American history in primary and secondary schools.
University of Miami
Kate Ramsey is associate professor of Caribbean history at the University of Miami. Her first book, The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti (Chicago, 2011), examines the history and legacies of penal and ecclesiastical laws against the Vodou religion in Haiti. It won the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians First Book Prize, the Elsa Goveia Book Prize from the Association of Caribbean Historians, the Haitian Studies Association Haiti Illumination Project Book Prize, and a Médaille Jean Price-Mars from the Faculté d’Ethnologie, Université d’État d’Haïti. Ramsey is co-editor with Louis Herns Marcelin of Transformative Visions: Works by Haitian Artists from the Permanent Collection (Lowe Art Museum, 2015). She has also published on mid-twentieth-century dance anthropology, focusing on choreographer Katherine Dunham’s research in the Caribbean, and the staging of folklore performance in Haiti. Ramsey’s current research is focused in two ways. One project studies how early writings about and laws against Afro-Caribbean spiritual practices were shaped by medical theories of mind-body interaction during the final decades of British Caribbean slavery. Her article “Powers of Imagination and Legal Regimes against ‘Obeah’ in the Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century British Caribbean" was published in Osiris 36 and awarded the 2022 Percy G. Adams Prize of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Ramsey is currently working, as well, on the history of Vodou objects confiscated by U.S. marines during the 1915-1934 occupation of Haiti, and thereafter donated or sold to anthropology, natural history, and military museums in the United States and beyond. Based on collaborative research with Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique, this project spotlights the interlinked histories of Afro-Caribbean religion, U.S. imperialism, and museum collecting during the early to mid-twentieth century. Ramsey serves on the Board of KOSANBA: A Scholarly Association for the Study of Haitian Vodou.
University of Iowa
Jacki Thompson Rand is Associate Vice Chancellor for Native Affairs, the Special Advisor to the Chancellor for Native Affairs issues, and an associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State (2008) as well as articles and essays. Her academic career follows a decade that she spent at the Smithsonian Institution, most notably engaging tribal communities throughout the United Stated in support of the nascent National Museum of the American Indian and informing architectural programs for its Suitland collection facility and for the museum itself on the National Mall. Rand's current research examines violence against native women in a late twentieth-century tribal community, using conventional archival sources, newspapers, tribal records, legal records, and oral history. She is writing a critical historical analysis of the intersection of gender and tribal governance in a southern American Indian tribe living under white supremacy. This work explores Jim Crow's impact on post-Removal tribes in the Deep South, federal Indian policy's application of postwar development models to a domestic population, the rise of self-determinative tribal governance, and the status of indigenous women. As a researcher and a teacher, Rand is excited about opportunities that the public humanities offer, particularly for collaboration with scholars and others outside of academia. She is the first author/editor of a new collaborative digital humanities project that focuses on the indigenous Midwest. Rand is also a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Sherie M. Randolph is an associate professor of African American history and a codirector of the Black Feminist Think Tank at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she teaches courses on social movements, black feminist theory, gender, race and incarceration, black power, African American history, and women's history. Her first book, Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical (2015), examines the connections between the black power, civil rights, New Left, and feminist movements. Formerly an associate director of the Women's Research and Resource Center at Spelman College, Randolph has received several grants and fellowships for her work, most recently from Emory University's James Weldon Johnson Institute and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Currently, she is researching and writing her second book, "'Free Them All': African American Women Political Exiles in Cuba."
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Jennifer Eden Ratner-Rosenhagen teaches U.S. intellectual and cultural history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she founded and directs the Intellectual History Group. She is the author of American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas (2012) and a coeditor of Protest on the Page: Essays on Print and the Cultures of Dissent since 1865 (2015), with James P. Danky and James L. Baughman, and the forthcoming "The Worlds of American Intellectual History," with Joel Isaac, James Kloppenberg, and the late Michael O’Brien. Her articles and essays have been published in the Journal of American History, Modern Intellectual History, Daedalus, Raritan, Dissent, and many other publications. Her research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. thought and culture in transatlantic perspective. Ratner-Rosenhagen is currently at work on a history of "wisdom" in twentieth-century American thought as well as a "Very Short Introduction to American Intellectual History" for Oxford University Press. She has received fellowships and awards from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Leslie J. Reagan is a professor of history, medicine, gender and women's studies, and law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America (2010), winner of the American Historical Association's Joan Kelly Award and the American Association for the History of Medicine's William H. Welch Medal, among others, and When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867–1973 (1997), which won the Law and Society Association's James Willard Hurst Prize and the Social Science History Association's President's Book Award. Reagan often appears in public radio and television news forums as well. Her current research focuses on Agent Orange, activism, and visual culture in the United States and Vietnam as well as disabilities, gender, law, and the media.
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Michael Rembis is the director of the Center for Disability Studies and an associate professor in the history department at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He has authored or edited many books, articles, and book chapters, including Defining Deviance: Sex, Science, and Delinquent Girls, 1890-1960 (2011); Disability Histories, coedited with Susan Burch (2014); Disabling Domesticity (2016); and the forthcoming "Oxford Handbook of Disability History," coedited with Catherine Kudlick and Kim Nielsen. In 2012 Rembis and Nielsen launched the Disability Histories book series with University of Illinois Press. His research interests include the history of institutionalization, mad people's history, and the history of eugenics. He is currently working on a book entitled "'A Secret Worth Knowing': Living Mad Lives in the Shadow of the Asylum."
University of California, Davis
Andrés Reséndez is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis. A native of Mexico City, he studied international relations, briefly went into politics, and served as a consultant for historical soap operas before receiving a Ph.D. in history. He has taught at Yale University and the University of Helsinki and is currently a professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Davis. His first book, Changing National Identities at the Frontier (2005), explores how Spanish speakers, Native Americans, and Anglo-American settlers living in Texas and New Mexico came to think of themselves as members of one national community or another in the years leading up to the U.S.-Mexico War. A Land So Strange (2007) looks at North America at the dawn of European colonization through the eyes of the last four survivors of a disastrous expedition to Florida in the 1520s. The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (2016), winner of the Bancroft Prize and finalist for the National Book Award, considers the enslavement of hundreds of thousands of Indians in the Caribbean, Mexico, and the American Southwest between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. His latest book Conquering the Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery (2021) is about the tumultuous expedition that first went from America to Asia and back, thus transforming the Pacific Ocean into a vital space of contact and exchange in 1565.
Susan M. Reverby is a professor emerita of women's and gender studies at Wellesley College. A historian of American women, medicine, and nursing, she has edited numerous volumes in these fields and is the author of the prizewinning Ordered to Care: The Dilemma of American Nursing (1987). She is also the author of Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy (2009) and the editor of Tuskegee's Truths (2000), considering the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study run by the U.S. Public Health Service from 1932 to 1972. Examining Tuskegee won three major prizes including the Phi Beta Kappa Society's Ralph Emerson Prize for the best book in the humanities. Reverby was a member of the Legacy Committee that successfully lobbied President Bill Clinton to offer a public apology to the surviving men and their heirs in 1997. Her research on an immoral sexually transmitted diseases' inoculation study in Guatemala led to international media coverage as well as an apology by President Barack Obama's administration to that country in 2010. She has also served as the consumer representative on the fda's Obstetrical and Gynecological Devices Panel. Her latest book is Co-Conspirator for Justice: The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020) a biography of physician Alan Berkman (1945-2009), a world-renowned HIV/AIDS and global health researcher and only the second doctor in American history arrested as an accessory to murder for his political actions.
George Mason University
Yevette Richards is an associate professor of history and women and gender studies at George Mason University. She is the author of Maida Springer: Pan-Africanist and International Labor Leader (2000) and the oral history Conversations with Maida Springer: A Personal History of Labor, Race, and International Relations (2004). Her research interests include postbellum black intellectual thought, pan-Africanism, and transnational women’s labor activism during the Cold War. She is currently writing a book on the African Labor College in Uganda, which served as a site for Cold War and transnational labor struggles in the 1950s and 1960s.
Heather Cox Richardson is an expert in the history of America, focusing on politics, economics, Reconstruction, and the West. She is the author of several books on the Civil War and Reconstruction, including, most recently, West From Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War (2007), Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre (2010), and To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party (2014). She is a professor of history at Boston College, where she has taught since 2010.
University of Pennsylvania
Daniel K. Richter is Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania and former director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. His research and teaching focus on colonial North America and on Native American history before 1800. He is the author of Trade, Land, Power: The Struggle for Eastern North America (2013), Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts (2011), Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America (2001), and The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization (1992). He is also a coeditor of Beyond the Covenant Chain: The Iroquois and Their Neighbors in Indian North America, 1600–1800 (1987) and Friends and Enemies in Penn’s Woods: Colonists, Indians, and the Racial Construction of Pennsylvania (2004). He has been a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow and the Robert C. Ritchie Distinguished Fellow in Early American History at the Huntington Library. He is currently writing a book entitled "The Lords Proprietors: Land and Power in Seventeenth-Century North America."
Leah Wright Rigueur is an assistant professor of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her research interests include twentieth-century United States political and social history and modern African American history, with an emphasis on race, civil rights, social and political movements, political ideology, the American two-party system, and the presidency. She is the author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (2015) which examines the ideas and actions of black Republican activists, officials, and politicians from the era of the New Deal to Ronald Reagan’s presidential ascent in 1980. Her work offers not only a new understanding of both the tumultuous relationship between African Americans and the Republican Party, but also provides important insights into black political opinions and behaviors and the transformation of modern political institutions throughout the twentieth century. Currently she is working on a project examining black appointees during the Reagan and Bush presidential administrations, with a focus on economic justice and social welfare policies; she is also working on a project examining the intersection of political and social movements and the 2016 presidential election.
University of Texas at Dallas
Natalie J. Ring is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Dallas, where her research and teaching interests include the cultural and intellectual history of the American South, Jim Crow, and crime and punishment in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is the author of The Problem South: Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880–1930 (2012) and a coeditor of The Folly of Jim Crow: Rethinking the Segregated South (2012), Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South (2019), and "The Lost Lectures of C. Vann Woodward" (2020). She is currently working on a history of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (known as Angola Prison).
Randy Roberts' major interest is the intersection of popular culture and political culture. He has studied personalities from sports, film, and television who have transcended their particular fields and left a footprint on the political landscape. Roberts is Distinguished Professor of History at Purdue University; he was named 2006 U.S. Professor of the Year for the state of Indiana by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He is the author of A Team for America: The Army-Navy Game that Rallied a Nation (2011), Joe Louis: Hard Times Man (2010), Jack Dempsey: The Manassa Mauler (expanded edition, 1984), and Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes (1983), and a coauthor of John Wayne American (1995), Heavy Justice: The Trial of Mike Tyson (1994), Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam, 1945-1990 (1990), and Winning is the Only Thing: Sports in America since 1945 (1989), among other books. He is also, most recently, the editor of The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports (2005); a coeditor of Before the Curse: The Chicago Cubs' Glory Years, 1870–1945 (2012) and Hollywood's America: United States History through Its Films (2010), and a coauthor of Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X (2016).
Daniel T. Rodgers is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History emeritus at Princeton University, where he taught American cultural and intellectual history for more than thirty years. His award-winning books include The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920 (1978); Contested Truths: Keywords in American Politics since Independence (1987); and Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (1998). His most recent book, an intellectual history of the 1970s and 1980s entitled The Age of Fracture (2011), won the Bancroft Prize. He is currently completing a book that explores the twists and turns in the history of John Winthrop's sermon, "A Model of Christian Charity," from its writing in 1630 to the present.
Portland State University
Marc Simon Rodriguez is Professor of history at Portland State University and Editor of the Pacific Historical Review. Before joining the faculty of Portland State University, Rodriguez taught at Princeton University, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University South Bend. His first book, The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin (2011), won the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies' Texas Nonfiction Book Award. He is also the editor of Repositioning North American Migration History: New Directions in Modern Continental Migration, Citizenship, and Community (2004) and a co-editor, with Anthony Grafton, of Migration in History: Human Migration in Comparative Perspective (2007). His newest book is Rethinking the Chicano Movement (2014) which is a synthetic history of the Chicano Movement for Latinx Civil Rights.
Since the mid-1990s Naomi Rogers has taught undergraduates, graduate students, and medical students at Yale University. She is a professor of the history of medicine at the Yale Medical School and in Yale University's Program in the History of Science and Medicine, with courtesy appointments in the History Department and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Her historical interests include gender and health, disease and public health, disability, medicine and film, and alternative medicine (CAM). She is the author of Dirt and Disease: Polio before fdr (1992), a study of epidemic polio and public health in the Progressive era; An Alternative Path: The Making and Remaking of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia (1998); and Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine (2014), which examines the clinical care of polio in the 1940s and 1950s with a focus on Australian nurse Sister Elizabeth Kenny. Her next major project, "Health Activism and the Humanization of American Medicine," will examine critics of medical orthodoxy since World War II. This project will explore a variety of activists who challenged, for example, the institutionalization of the mentally ill, segregated professions and hospitals, reductionist medical training that ignored the community, and male professionals who saw women as sexualized objects and/or ignorant subordinates. She has a forthcoming article on some aspects of this project: Radical Visions of American Medicine: Politics and Activism in the History of Medicine, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, (Winter 2022).
University of Mississippi
Jarod Roll is a professor of history at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches modern American history. His research explores the working-class experience and popular economic thought, particularly in rural America. He is the author of Poor Man's Fortune: White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850-1950 (2020), and Spirit of Rebellion: Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South (2010), which won the Herbert G. Gutman Prize, the Missouri History Book Award, and the C.L.R. James Award. Roll is also a coauthor of The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America (2011), which received the Southern Historical Association's H.L. Mitchell Prize.
Renee Romano is the Robert S. Danforth Professor of History and a professor of Comparative American studies and Africana studies at Oberlin College, where she teaches and writes about race, historical memory, museums and public history in the post–World War II United States. She is the author of Racial Reckoning: Reopening America's Civil Rights Trials (2014) and Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America (2003), as well as a coeditor, with Claire Potter, of Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past (2018) and Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History that Talks Back (2012) and, with Leigh Raiford, of The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory (2006). Romano has served as a consultant for a range of public scholarly projects, including working with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Kent State University's May 4th Walking Tour and Visitor's Center, and the Brooklyn Historical Society. She directs both Oberlin's Public Humanities concentration and the History Design Lab, which supports undergraduate digital history projects.
Adam Rothman is a professor of history at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on slavery and abolition in the United States and the Atlantic world. He is the author of Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery (2015) and Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (2005), as well as a coauthor of Major Problems in Atlantic History (2007) and an associate editor of the Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2009). He was a member of Georgetown University's Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation, and is the principal curator of the online Georgetown Slavery Archive. He has worked extensively with middle school and high school teachers in the Washington, D.C., area to enrich U.S. history curriculum and teaching.
Andrew J. Rotter is a professor of history at Colgate University, where he teaches U.S. foreign relations and recent U.S. history. His research focus is U.S.-Asia relations during the Cold War; he is the author, most recently, of Hiroshima: The World’s Bomb (2008) and Comrades at Odds: Culture and Indo-U.S. Relations, 1947-1964 (2000). He is particularly interested in cultural approaches to international history, including the use of race, gender, religion, and class as categories of analysis, and he has explored the role of such matters as gesture, appearance, and odor in shaping diplomatic encounters. His book, "Empire of the Senses," which concerns the sensory regimes of British India and the American Philippines, is forthcoming.
Phillips Academy Andover
E. Anthony Rotundo is Alfred E. Stearns Instructor in History and Social Sciences at Phillips Academy Andover. His book, American Manhood: Transitions in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993), and related articles helped to create and define masculinity as a field of historical study. His research and writing in recent years have focused on manhood and masculinity in the late twentieth century, especially in relation to electoral politics and popular culture.
University of California, Irvine
An award-winning scholar at the University of California, Irvine, Vicki Ruiz is the author, editor, or coeditor of several books, including From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America (1998); with Ellen Carol DuBois, Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in U.S. Women's History (4th edition, 2008); and, with Virginia Sanchez Korrol, Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (2006). A past president of the OAH, the American Historical Association, the American Studies Association, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, she is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of American Historians as well as a recipient of the 2014 National Humanities Medal for pioneering the history of twentieth-century Latinas.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Since 2000 Andrea Sachs has taught high school juniors and seniors at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in Minnesota, offering American history courses ranging from the introductory survey to seminars on historiography, U.S. women's history, and U.S. social movements. Her interest in feminist social welfare history as well as the welfare reform debates of the 1990s informed her dissertation, "The Politics of Poverty: Race, Class, Motherhood, and the National Welfare Rights Organization, 1965–1975." From 2013 to 2016 Sachs served as the first K–12 teacher elected to the OAH executive board.
Bethel Saler, an associate professor at Haverford College, explores the intersections of culture, politics and comparative colonialism in 18th and 19th century North America. Her first book, The Settlers' Empire: Colonialism and State Formation in America's Old Northwest (2015) examines the federal government's first formal experiment in western territory and state making as a dual colonial venture--of temporary governance over western settlers and permanent colonial rule over the Native inhabitants. Further, this early story of western state formation was fundamentally about governing the intimate and interior lives of both Native and newcomers including regulation of sexuality, gender and family, hierarchical constructions of race, and Christian conversion. In her current book project, "The Fantastic Republic: North Africa and the American Imagination, 1774-1830," she explores American fictional and factual encounters with the Islamic states of North Africa as a window into the central place of imagination in American politics and diplomacy.
University of Southern California
George J. Sanchez is a professor of American studies, ethnicity, and history at the University of Southern California, where he also directs the Center for Democracy and Diversity. Vice President of the OAH and a past president of the American Studies Association and the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, he is the author of Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 (1993) and coeditor of the series, "American Crossroads: New Works in Ethnic Studies." He studies both historical and contemporary topics of race, gender, ethnicity, labor, and immigration, and is currently working on a book about the ethnic interaction of Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans, African Americans, and Jews in the Boyle Heights area of East Los Angeles in the twentieth century.
Carnegie Mellon University
Scott A. Sandage is a cultural historian who specializes in the nineteenth-century United States and in the changing aspects of American identity. He is the author of Born Losers: A History of Failure in America (2005) and an abridgement of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (2007). His current book project, "Laughing Buffalo: A Tall Tale of Race and Family on the Half-Breed Rez," focuses on mixed-blood families to show how federal Indian policy, court decisions, early anthropologists, folklore, and family traditions have shaped racial identity in the United States. Active as a public historian, he has been a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the National Park Service, and the Andy Warhol Museum as well as to the creators of an off-Broadway play, film and radio documentaries, and the 2009 exhibition, "Lincoln in New York: A Bicentennial Celebration." In 1999–2000, he chaired a scholarly panel to recommend inscriptions for the wheelchair sculpture belatedly added to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
Penn State University
Director of the Latinx studies program at Penn State University, A. K. Sandoval-Strausz specializes in urban, legal, architectural, and Latino history. His first book, Hotel: An American History (2007), explores the origins and development of one of the most common building types on the national landscape. It won the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association's book prize and was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal. His current book project, "Latino Landscapes," considers how Latin American immigrants have revitalized and transformed U.S. cities over the past fifty years.
University of California, Berkeley
Born in Madera, California, Alex M. Saragoza spent much of his youth laboring side-by-side with his Mexican immigrant, farm-working parents. He has published widely on the interface between Mexico and the United States, including work on Mexican immigration. Most recently, he is a coeditor of Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic, Volume 1 (2010) and the forthcoming book, "Recent Chicano Historiography: Advances, Shortcomings, and Challenges." He is currently a professor emeritus of history in the ethnic studies department at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also an affiliate faculty in the American studies program. At the university he has also served as the chair of the Center for Latin American Studies and of the ethnic studies department, and as the faculty coordinator of the Chicano/Latino studies program. In 2012 he was a visiting professor at the University of Paris III (Sorbonne nouvelle), and he has lectured at various universities in the United States and Europe. Most recently, he received the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award from the his university's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Beryl E. Satter is a professor of history at Rutgers University–Newark, where she has taught since 1992. She specializes in urban history and U.S. women's history. Her first book, Each Mind a Kingdom: American Women, Sexual Purity, and the New Thought Movement, 1875–1920 (1999), explores relationships among late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century women's rights activism, alternative religion, and Progressive Era beliefs about gender, race, sexuality, and political morality. Her Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America (2009), about real estate exploitation in mid-twentieth-century Chicago, won the OAH Liberty Legacy Award and the Jewish Book Council's National Jewish Book Award in History. It was also a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and the Ridenhouer Book Prize, and was selected as one of the top ten books of the year by the New York Times and the Washington Post. Satter is also a cofounder of the Queer Newark Oral History Project and has received awards for her work on behalf of LGBT youth. She has written scholarly articles on topics ranging from black police officers' struggles against police brutality to the role of therapeutic practices in the New Left. She has won awards from her university for teaching, scholarship, and contributions to the academic community. She has been interviewed by numerous journalists about housing discrimination and police brutality. Ta-Nehisi Coates drew upon her work on contract selling in Chicago for his award-winning article, "The Case for Reparations," in the Atlantic (June 2014). In 2015, she won a Guggenheim fellowship, and in 2016, she won an Andrew Carnegie fellowship. Both fellowships support her new book project, an analysis of racism and capitalism in the late-twentieth-century United States via the story of a pioneering community development bank called ShoreBank.
University of New Mexico
Virginia Scharff, Distinguished Professor of History and director of the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico and Women of the West Chair at the Autry National Center, specializes in the histories of women and of the American West. Her publications include Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age (1991); Present Tense: The United States Since 1945 (1996); Coming of Age: America in the Twentieth Century (1998); Twenty Thousand Roads: Women, Movement, and the West (2003); Home Lands: How Women Made the West (2010), coauthored with Carolyn Brucken; and The Women Jefferson Loved (2010). She is editor of Seeing Nature Through Gender (2003) and Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West (2015). Scharff also writes mystery novels under the nom de plume of Virginia Swift, including Brown-Eyed Girl (2000), Bad Company (2002), Bye, Bye, Love (2004) and Hello, Stranger (2006).
Portland State University
Patricia Schechter is a professor of history at Portland State University, where she has taught since 1995. She is the author of Ida B. Wells Barnett and American Reform 1880–1930 (2001), which won the Western Association of Women Historians' Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Book Prize, and Exploring the Decolonial Imaginary: Four Transnational Lives (2012), as well as a coauthor of Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator, and Community Leader (2011), which was named an outstanding academic title by Choice magazine. She is also a prizewinning public historian, and her oral history projects, exhibits, and collection-development work have been recognized by the Oral History Association and numerous community groups.
Leigh Eric Schmidt is the Edward C. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics there in 2011, he was the Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America at Harvard University. He has held research fellowships at Stanford and Princeton Universities and also from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Schmidt is the author of numerous books, including Hearing Things: Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment (2000), which won the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in Historical Studies and the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Prize. He is also the author of Village Atheists: How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation (2016); Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality (2nd edition, 2012); Consumer Rites: The Buying and Selling of American Holidays (1995); Holy Fairs: Scottish Communions and American Revivals in the Early Modern Period (1989), which received the American Society of Church History's Brewer Prize; and Heaven's Bride: The Unprintable Life of Ida C. Craddock, American Mystic, Scholar, Sexologist, Martyr, and Madwoman (2010).
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Johanna Schoen is a professor of history at Rutgers University-New Brunswick with an affiliation at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research. She is the author of two books: Choice and Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare in the Twentieth Century (2005) and Abortion after Roe (2015). She has worked with abortion providers to preserve the history of legal abortion in the United States and to use historical analysis and insights to help preserve access to abortion care. Her current work explores ethical frameworks in defense of abortion care and the right to die.
Ellen Schrecker is a professor emerita of history at Yeshiva University who has written extensively about the Cold War Red scare. Among her books are No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities (1986), The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents (1994), and Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1998). She has also edited several volumes including Cold War Triumphalism: Exposing the Misuse of History after the Fall of Communism (2004). A former editor of the AAUP's magazine, Academe, she also writes about academic freedom and the university and has recently published The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the University (2010). Her current project is a study of professors and politics during the 1960s and 1970s.
University of Iowa
Leslie A. Schwalm is Professor Emeritus of history and gender, women's, and sexuality studies at the University of Iowa, where she taught courses on women's history, slavery, emancipation, and the Civil War. She is the author of prizewinning articles, books, and chapters on women's experiences of slavery, emancipation, and the Civil War; the struggle for civil rights in the postwar nation; and popular memory of slavery and the Civil War. Her first book, A Hard Fight for We: Women's Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina (1997), which won the Southern Association of Women Historians' Willie Lee Rose Prize as well as the Association of Black Women Historians' Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize, explores enslaved women's experience of the wartime destruction of slavery and reveals their efforts to define and defend black freedom in postwar South Carolina. Her second book, Emancipation's Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest (2009), considers the northward migration and relocation of newly freed people during the Civil War and finds national meanings and consequences of emancipation in their fight for full citizenship rights in the upper Midwest. Her forthcoming book, Medicine, Science, and Making Race in Civil War America (2023) explores the Union's wartime commitments to racial ideology in medical and scientific research as well as in the medical care provided to Black civilians and soldiers during the war. She is also co-founder of the Iowa Colored Conventions Project, tracing the political activism of Black Iowans through eighteen statewide conventions in the second half of the 19th century.
California State University, Long Beach
Donald Schwartz is a professor emeritus of history at California State University Long Beach where he taught for more than twenty years. His research interests include the experience of Holocaust survivors, the role of Quakers in Holocaust rescue attempts, and the teaching of the Holocaust in grades K-12. He is deeply involved with improving the teaching of American history, working with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and with Teaching American History projects as well as serving as executive director of the California Council for History Education. Under the auspices of the Fulbright specialist program, he taught U.S. history at Pannasastra University in Phnom Penh in January 2011.
Thomas Alan Schwartz is a professor of history at Vanderbilt University. He has written extensively on America’s relations with Europe, especially Germany, and his research concerns alliance politics and the modern American presidency. He teaches courses dealing with the history of U.S. foreign relations, the Vietnam War, and the Middle East. He is currently writing two books: a biography of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and a short history of the Cold War.
Daryl Michael Scott is a historian of black-white relations in America since the Civil War, southern history, and African American history. A professor of history at Howard University, he is also the author of Contempt and Pity: Social Policy and the Image of the Damaged Black Psyche, 1880–1996 (1997). He is currently researching a work that reexamines white supremacy and Jim Crow entitled “The Lost World of White Nationalism in the American South,” and is also preparing a collection of essays on the sui generis treatment of nationalism in American historiography.
Ohio State University
Stephanie J. Shaw is a professor of history at Ohio State University. She is the author of What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers during the Jim Crow Era (1996) and W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk (2013) as well as a contributor to The Blackwell Companion to the American South (2002) and a contributing editor of the Harvard Guide to African-American History (2001). She is currently completing a book on slave migration during the Antebellum Era first (1820-60) focusing on female slaves, families, and communities. She has held post-doctoral fellowships at The National Humanities Center, the University of Virginia's Carter G. Woodson Institute, The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the Stanford Humanities Center.
Louisiana State University
Aaron Sheehan-Dean is the Fred C. Frey Chair in Southern Studies and chairman of the Department of History at Louisiana State University. He is the author of the award-winningThe Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War(2018),Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia (2007), and the Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War (2nd ed., 2020). He edited The Cambridge History of the American Civil War and the Companion to the U.S. Civil War, among other books. He has conducted workshops on a variety of topics in U.S. history with elementary, middle, and high school teachers around the country. His more recent book, a comparative study of civil and national conflicts, is Reckoning With Rebellion: War and Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century.
George Mason University
Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor of History at George Mason University. His American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2005), written with Kai Bird, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Also author of the classic A World Destroyed: The Atomic Bomb and the Grand Alliance (1976), he is currently writing a book entitled Gambling With Armageddon: The Military, the Hawks and the Long Straight Road to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962. Sherwin has been twice recognized as “Professor of the Year, Silver Medal” by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, appointed Honorable UNESCO Professor of Humanities at Mendeleyev University in Moscow, and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as adviser on many documentary films, including the pbs American Experience documentary, “The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer.”
Naoko Shibusawa is a historian of U.S. political culture and associate professor of History and of American Studies at Brown University. In addition to her first book, America's Geisha Ally: Reimagining the Japanese Enemy (2006), she has published on transnational Asian American identities, Cold War ideologies, the Lavender Scare, and the Kinsey Report. She is working on two books: "Ideologies of US Empire" and "Queer Betrayals: The Treason Trial of John David Provoo" which seeks to understand why sexual practices became important for surveillance during the advent of the national security state.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
LaKisha Michelle Simmons is the author of Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans (2015), which won the Southern Association for Women Historians' Julia Cherry Spruill Prize and received an honorable mention for the Association of Black Women Historians' Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award. She has published articles in American Quarterly, Gender & History, The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, and Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature. Simmons is an assistant professor of history and women's studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she earned her doctorate. Before coming back to Michigan, she taught at Davidson College and at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
NEW IN 2022: The Global History of Black Girlhood (University of Illinois Press)
Simmons is also a co-creator and -organizer of the Global History of Black Girlhood conference, which first convened at the University of Virginia in 2017. She is the coeditor of The Global History of Black Girlhood. She is also currently writing a book on the history of black motherhood called "Segregated Motherhood," which explores reproductive health and histories of love and loss in black families, and beginning a new research project on black women's labor in rural Louisiana since Reconstruction.
Bryant Simon, Laura H. Carnell Professor of history at Temple University, is the author of A Fabric of Defeat: The Politics of South Carolina Millhands, 1910-1948 (1998), Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America (2004), and Everything but the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks (2009), and was coeditor of Jumpin' Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights (2000). His most recent book, The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives (2020) is a broad-ranging study of the high costs of cheap food built around the tragic story of a 1991 fatal factory fire where twenty-five workers died behind locked doors.
New York University
Nikhil Singh is an associate professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University, where he founded and currently directs the prison education program. He is the author of Race and America's Long War (2015), Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy (2004) and the editor of Climbin' Jacob's Ladder: The Black Freedom Movement Writings of Jack O'Dell (2010). His essays have appeared in American Quarterly, Social Text, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Radical History Review, among others. Singh is also an editor of the American Crossroads book series for the University of California Press.
University of Connecticut
Manisha Sinha is the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut. Born in India, she is the author of The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina (2000), named one of the ten best books on slavery by Politico and featured in the 1619 Project, and The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition (2016), long listed for the National Book Award and winner of the OAH Avery O. Craven Award, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Book Prize, the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, and the Southern Historical Association's James A. Rawley Award. She received the Chancellor's Medal, the highest faculty honor, from the University of Massachusetts, where she taught for over twenty years. A member of the Society of American Historians, Sinha is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including two year-long fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and two from the Mellon Foundation. Her research interests lie in the transnational histories of slavery, abolition, and feminism and the history and legacy of the Civil War and Reconstruction. She is a member of Board of the Society of Civil War Historians and of the advisory council of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg, New York Public Library. She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the Nation, the New York Daily News, the Washington Post, among other newspapers and journals. She appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 and was an adviser and on-screen expert for the Emmy-nominated pbs documentary, The Abolitionists (2013), which is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Created Equal film series.
University of Mississippi
Sheila Skemp is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Mississippi where she taught classes on colonial and revolutionary America, women and gender, and the "American Dream." She is the author of First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Women's Rights (2009) and has also written a number of books and articles about William and Benjamin Franklin, the most recent of which is The Making of a Patriot: Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit (2012). She is currently completing work on "In the Course of Human Events," a book focusing on the American Revolution, aimed at general readers and college students. She was named the university's Outstanding Teacher in Liberal Arts in 1985 and received its Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship in 2009.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Merritt Roe Smith is the Leverett Howell and William King Cutten Professor of the History of Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 1978. He is the author of Harpers Ferry Armory and the New Technology (1977), winner of the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the History of Science Society’s Pfizer Award; the editor or coeditor of Does Technology Drive History? (1994), Major Problems in the History of American Technology (1998), and Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution (2010); and a coauthor of Inventing America: A History of the United States (2002). Smith is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a past president of the Society for the History of Technology from which he received the Leonardo da Vinci Medal, the society’s highest honor. He currently serves on the national advisory boards of the Thomas A. Edison Papers Project and the public television series, “The American Experience,” and he is currently working on a book about technology during the Civil War era tentatively entitled “Yankee Juggernaut.”
University of South Carolina
Mark Smith is Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South (1997), winner of the OAH Avery O. Craven Award; Debating Slavery: Economy and Society in the Antebellum American South (1999); Listening to Nineteenth-Century America (2001); How Race Is Made: Slavery, Segregation, and the Senses (2008), a Choice outstanding academic title; Sensing the Past: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, and Touching in History (2008); and Camille, 1969: Histories of a Hurricane (2011). His most recent book is The Smell of Battle, The Taste of Siege: A Sensory History of the American Civil War (2014). His edited books include The Old South, Hearing History: A Reader (2000), Stono: Documenting and Interpreting a Southern Slave Revolt (2006), Writing the American Past: U.S. History to 1877 (2009), and, with Robert Paquette, The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas (2010). He regularly reviews books for the Wall Street Journal. Smith is also the general editor of the Southern Classics Series (University of South Carolina Press), a coeditor of Studies in International Slavery (Liverpool University Press), a coeditor of Studies on the American South (Cambridge University Press), and general editor of the Studies in Sensory History (University of Illinois Press). He has lectured in Europe, and throughout the United States, Australia, and China.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Gregory Smithers is professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University and a British Academy Global Professor. He specializes in Native American history and culture from the eighteenth century to the present, with an emphasis on the Cherokee people and their Indigenous and non-Indigenous neighbors in the Native South. Smithers' research also explores the history of climate change through the lens of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and tackles questions about how and why people form individual and collective identities. He is the author of numerous books, the most recent being Native Southerners: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal (2019) and The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity (2015).
Penn State University
Christina Snyder is the McCabe Greer Professor of History at Penn State University. Her research and teaching focus on native North America, early America, and the history of slavery. Snyder's first book, Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America (2010), earned a wide range of accolades, including the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize, the James H. Broussard Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the John C. Ewers Prize from the Western History Association. Her Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson (2017)—winner of the Francis Parkman Prize—centers on the antebellum community that developed around the first federally controlled Indian boarding school, exploring how a diverse group of Americans responded to early U.S. imperialism.
Sarah B. Snyder is a historian of U.S. foreign relations who specializes in the history of the Cold War, human rights activism, and U.S. human rights policy. She is the author of two award-winning books. From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy (2018) explains how transnational connections and 1960s-era social movements inspired Americans to advocate for a new approach to human rights. Her first book, Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network (2011), analyzes the development of a transnational network devoted to human rights advocacy and its contributions to the end of the Cold War. She is also the co-editor with Nicolas Badalassi of The CSCE and the End of the Cold War: Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990 (2018). In addition to authoring several chapters in edited collections, she has also published articles in Diplomatic History, Cold War History, Human Rights Quarterly, Diplomacy & Statecraft, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, European Journal of Human Rights and Journal of American Studies. She previously served as a Lecturer at University College London and as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University.
University of Chicago
James T. Sparrow is an associate professor of history at the University of Chicago, where he is also the master of the social sciences collegiate division. His research and teaching focus on political history with special emphasis on citizenship, national government, and the problem of the democratic state; war and society; the domestic politics of international relations; and the history of social science and political theory. Sparrow is the author of Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government (2011), which received an honorable mention for the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award. He is also a coeditor of Boundaries of the State in U.S. History (2015). He is currently completing "New Leviathan: The Problem of Legitimacy in the American Century," an intellectual and political history of extraterritorial sovereignty from Pearl Harbor to the Cuban missile crisis. In 2014–2015 Sparrow was a visiting professor at the Centre d’études nord-américaines in the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.
Lehman College, CUNY
Robyn C. Spencer is a historian who specializes in Black social protest after World War II, urban and working-class radicalism, and gender. She is a tenured Associate Professor at Lehman College, CUNY. Spencer is the author of The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland (2016). She is co-founder of the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project and has written widely on gender and Black Power. Her writings have appeared in the Journal of Women’s History and Souls as well as The Washington Post, Vibe Magazine, Colorlines, and Truthout. She has received awards for her work from the Mellon foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Association of Black Women Historians. In 2020-2021, Spencer was in residence at the Institute of Advanced Study in the school of Social Science finishing her second book project on Black protest against the American war in Vietnam. She is working on biographies of two radical women: Angela Davis and Patricia Robinson.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Paul Spickard is a professor of history, Black studies, and Asian American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his many books are Global Mixed Race (2014); Multiple Identities: Migrants, Ethnicity, and Membership (2013); Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity (2007); Is Lighter Better? Skin-Tone Discrimination among Asian Americans (2007); Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the Modern World (2005); Racial Thinking in the United States (2004); and Mixed Blood: Intermarriage and Ethnic Identity in Twentieth-Century America (1989). He is the winner of the American Studies Association's Richard Yarborough Mentoring Award, for mentoring minority scholars and students; the National Association for Ethnic Studies' Robert Perry Mentoring Award; and the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival's Loving Prize.
University of California, Davis
Rachel St. John is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on North American history with a particular emphasis on state formation and nation building in the nineteenth century. She is the author of Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border (2011). Her current book project, “The Imagined States of America: The Unmanifest History of Nineteenth-century North America,” explores the diverse range of nation-building projects that emerged across the continent during the nineteenth century. Originally from California, she taught at New York University and Harvard University before joining the faculty at the University of California, Davis in 2016.
University of Chicago
Amy Dru Stanley is a professor of history at the University of Chicago, where she works on the history of slavery and emancipation, law, political economy, human rights, and gender. She is especially interested in the historical experience of moral problems. Her writing has appeared in publications ranging from the Journal of the American History and the American Historical Review to the New York Times, the Nation, and Dissent. She is the author of From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation (1998), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, the OAH Avery O. Craven Award, and the Morris D. Forkosch Prize. She has received numerous fellowships from institutions including the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the American Bar Foundation, and the New York University Law School. She has also been awarded the University of Chicago's Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. She is currently completing a book project entitled "From Slave Emancipation to the Commerce Power: An American History of Human Rights."
University of Oslo
Hailing from Kansas, Randall J. Stephens is Professor of American and British Studies at the University of Oslo; prior to that, he was Associate Professor and Reader in history and American Studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, from 2012 to 2018. Stephens is a historian of religion, the South, environmentalism, politics, and popular culture and music in Britain and America. He is the author The Fire Spreads: Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South (2008); a coauthor, with physicist Karl Giberson, of The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age (2011); and the editor of Recent Themes in American Religious History (2009). His latest book, The Devil’s Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock 'n' Roll (2018), examines the tensions between Anglo-American rock music and American Christianity. In part, the book explores the powerful fusion of conservatism and popular culture whose effects are still felt today. Stephens has written for the Atlantic, Salon, the Wilson Quarterly, History Today, Christian Century, the Conversation the Independent, the Chronicle of Higher Ed, and the New York Times. He has been interviewed for news and culture programs on the BBC; NPR; Sky News; Al Jazeera; the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, FM4; and Utah's KBYU-FM 89.1. He edited the magazine Historically Speaking as well as the Journal of Southern Religion. In 2011-2012 he was a Fulbright Roving Scholar in American studies in Norway.
University of Michigan
Alexandra Minna Stern is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan, and holds appointments in the departments of History and Women's and Gender Studies. Her research has focused on the uses and misuses of genetics in the United States and Latin America and on the histories of white supremacy and reproductive injustice. She is the author of Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (2005), which won the American Public Health Association’s Arthur J. Viseltear Prize for outstanding contribution to the history of public health, and Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (2012). Her most recent book is Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right is Warping the American Imagination (2019).
University of California, Los Angeles
Brenda E. Stevenson is Nickoll Family Endowed Chair and a professor of history and African American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her areas of interest include race and gender generally, and she has written and lectured widely on the southern white and black family, black women historically, and the nature of racial conflict and race riots in the United States. Her books include Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South (1996), which won an Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights; The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke (1988); The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the L.A. Riots (2013), which received the OAH James A. Rawley Prize; and What is Slavery? (2015). She is currently completing a book on slave women and family in the southern colonial and antebellum United States.
University of Iowa
Landon R. Storrs specializes in twentieth-century U.S. social and political history, particularly in the history of women, social movements, and public policy. She is the author most recently of The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left (2012). Based on newly declassified government records and freshly unearthed private papers, this book demonstrates that the federal employee loyalty program—created in the 1940s in response to fears that communists were infiltrating the U.S. government—had a much broader policy impact than has been understood. The loyalty program not only destroyed or distorted the careers of many noncommunist officials; it also prohibited discussion of social democratic policy ideas in government circles, narrowing the scope of American political discourse to this day. The book also documents the antifeminism of the Old Right, showing how conservatives exploited popular hostility to female government officials to discredit left-liberal policies.
University of Delaware
Susan Strasser has been praised by the New Yorker for "retrieving what history discards: the taken-for-granted minutiae of everyday life." Her major books—Never Done: A History of American Housework (1982); Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market (1989); and Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash (1999)—have won a number of awards for their contributions to women's history, the history of technology and business, and environmental history, and have been translated into Italian, Korean, and Japanese. She is Richards Professor Emerita of American History at the University of Delaware and has also taught at the Evergreen State College, George Washington University, Princeton University, and the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations, the German Historical Institute, the Harvard Business School, the American Council of Learned Societies, Radcliffe College's Bunting Institute, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Cultures of Consumption Research Programme, Birkbeck College, University of London. She is currently working on two projects: "A White Historian Reads Black History," a series of talks for religious and community groups, and www.herbstory.info, a website about the history of medicinal plants in American culture.
Carl Suddler is an assistant professor of history at Emory University. His publications, teaching, and public scholarship have placed him among a small number of African American scholars who study the intersections of Black life, crime, and sports since the late nineteenth century. Suddler’s first book, Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York (2019) is widely used in college and graduate classrooms across the country. He joined historians of the American carceral state who have produced a burgeoning wave of literature on criminalization, law enforcement, and imprisonment in America from the eras of slavery and settler colonialism to the modern age of mass incarceration and global counterinsurgency. In addition to his monograph, Suddler has published works that have appeared in the Journal of American History, Journal of African American History, American Studies Journal, Journal of Sports History; in 2020, he edited a special issue of The American Historian magazine that historically contextualized the global protests that occurred in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others; and in 2021, Suddler worked with Harvard University’s Global Sports Initiative to help professional athletes become more informed on how to maximize their platforms to contribute to social justice efforts across the globe. With his recent op-eds and articles in outlets such as the Washington Post, Bleacher Report, HuffPost, and Brookings Institute, Suddler has built a name for himself outside of the academy. His expertise is in high demand from scholarly communities and media outlets such as CNN, ABC News, Al Jazeera, Black News Channel, and NPR.
University of South Carolina
Patricia Sullivan is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina and served as codirector of a series of summer institutes at Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute on "Teaching the History of the Civil Rights Movement" from 1995 to 2017. Her publications include Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy's America in Black and White (2021)Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement (2009), Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years (2003), and Days of Hope: Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era (1996). Her current projects include a reconsideration of Civil RIghts, Race, and Politics from the 1930s through the 1960s.
University of Texas at Austin
Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the department of history and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the humanities and sciences. He is the author and editor of eleven books, including Civil War by Other Means: America's Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy (2022), The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office (2017), Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-building from the Founders to Obama (2011), American Foreign Relations since 1898 (2010), Henry Kissinger and the American Century (2007), The Global Revolutions of 1968 (2007), and Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Detente (2003). His research emphasizes the interconnections between grassroots politics and elite policy-making. In his teaching and writing, he seeks to internationalize understanding of American history by focusing on the foreign "others" who have contributed to local and national definitions of identity in the United States. He also examines how American citizens—from ordinary men and women through distinguished politicians and businesspeople—have influenced the world outside the United States.
Washington State University
Matthew Avery Sutton is the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Washington State University. He is the author of Double Crossed: The Missionaries Who Spied for the United States During the Second World War (2019), American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism (2014), Jerry Falwell and the Rise of the Religious Right: A Brief History with Documents (2012), and Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America (2007). His articles have appeared in diverse publications, ranging from the Journal of American History to the New York Times, and he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation. In 2016, he was appointed a Guggenheim Fellow.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (2016) and How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (2017). Her interests are black politics, radicalism, and social movements, and she also works on issues concerning racial inequality and public policy in the United States. She is an assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University. Her writing has been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Guardian, Boston Review, The New Republic, Al Jazeera America, Jacobin, In These Times, New Politics, and other media outlets. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled "Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis in the 1970s."
Carnegie Mellon University
Lisa Tetrault is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848–1898 (2014), which won the OAH Mary Jurich Nickliss Book Prize. She is the recipient of long-term fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry Library, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress. She also spent a year in residence at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. Tetrault specializes in memory, social movements (particularly feminism), Reconstruction, political economy, and women's health. She is currently at work on two new book projects: a new narrative about post–Civil War women's rights activism and a history of intimate partner violence from the founding of the nation to the present.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
William G. Thomas III is the John and Catherine Angle Professor in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of "A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation's Founding to the Civil War" (2020). He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Lincoln Prize Finalist. He was a co-founder and director of the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia. He is currently producing a series of animated historical films at Animating History.
Lorrin Thomas is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden, where she teaches Latin American and Caribbean history and the comparative history of the Americas. Her research explores ideas about rights and equality in the twentieth-century Americas. Her first book, Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City (2010), traces the complex meanings of citizenship for colonial migrants in the U.S. metropole. She is currently working on two books: a study of Puerto Rican politics and civil rights in the United States, with Aldo Lauria Santiago, and an examination of the politics of human rights in the Americas in the 1970s.
University of Michigan
Heather Ann Thompson, who teaches at the University of Michigan, has written numerous popular as well as scholarly articles on the history of mass incarceration as well as its current impact. These include pieces for the New York Times, the Atlantic, Salon, Dissent, New Labor Forum, and the Huffington Post, as well as the award-winning historical articles "Why Mass Incarceration Matters: Rethinking Crisis, Decline, and Transformation in Postwar American History" and "Rethinking Working Class Struggle through the Lens of the Carceral State: Toward a Labor History of Inmates and Guards." Thompson recently served on a National Academy of Sciences blue-ribbon panel that studied the causes and consequences of mass incarceration in the United States. She is the author of Whose Detroit: Politics, Labor and Race in a Modern American City (2001) and Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy (2016), winner of the Bancroft and Pulitzer Prizes. She is also editor of Speaking Out: Protest and Activism in the 1960s and 1970s (2009). Thompson has consulted on several documentary films, including "Criminal Injustice at Attica," and she regularly speaks to radio and print journalists about issues related to policing, civil rights, urban crisis, and prisons.
Kansas State University
Phil Tiemeyer is an assistant professor of history at Kansas State University and has served twice as a research fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. He is the author of Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants (2013), which won the John Boswell Prize. The book examines how flight attendants have combated sexism and homophobia over the last eighty years to create a more just and equal workplace. Focusing on men in this profession deepens preexisting understandings of how gender discrimination operates, forces consideration of homosexuality into the foreground, and highlights how advocacy for disability rights—as in the battle against aids-phobia in the workplace—are also central to America's civil rights legacy. He is currently working on his second book project, "Aerial Ambassadors: National Airlines and U.S. Power in the Jet Age," which explores diplomatic history (how, and for what purposes, such airlines were founded) as well as the gender and sexuality norms that held sway in the flight attendant corps at various national carriers founded after World War II. As this workplace has been heavily inflected with an American sense of modernity, it offers a unique lens to examine the globalization of feminism and gay rights, and their gradual adoption as universal human rights over the past several decades.
Empire State College SUNY
Barbara L. Tischler is the author of numerous articles on American culture, the 1960s, and aspects of the anti–Vietnam War movement, along with An American Music (1986), Sights on the Sixties (1992), and Muhammad Ali: A Man of Many Voices (2015). She has also taught courses on the U.S. Constitution and U.S. history at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her most recent research and presentation interests include African-American history, the civil rights movement, and the discourse of enslaved people as a aspect of community, humanity, and resistance.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Robert Brent Toplin is the author of several books about history, politics, and film including Reel History: In Defense of Hollywood; History by Hollywood; Radical Conservatism: The Right's Political Religion; Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11": How One Film Divided a Nation; and Oliver Stone's USA: Film, History, and Controversy. Toplin served as editor of film reviews for the Journal of American History as well as "Masters of the Movies," a series of articles in the American Historical Association's Perspectives on History. Toplin made numerous appearances as a commentator on history for CBS Television, PBS Television, the History Channel, C-SPAN, the Turner Classic Movies Channel, and National Public Radio. He served as a principal creator of historical dramas that appeared nationally on PBS Television, the Disney Channel, and the Starz Network. He was professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and at Denison University, and adjunct professor at the University of Virginia.
Carnegie Mellon University
Joe William Trotter Jr. is the Giant Eagle University Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also founded and directs the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE). He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books include Black Milwaukee: The Making of an Industrial Proletariat, 1915–1945 (1985, new edition 2007); Coal, Class, and Color: Blacks in Southern West Virginia, 1915–1932 (1990); River Jordan: African American Urban Life in the Ohio Valley (1998); the two-volume textbook, The African American Experience (2001); and Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh since World War II (2010), with Jared N. Day. His most recent books include a history of black workers since the Atlantic slave trade, Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America (2018); Pittsburgh and the Urban League Movement: A Century of Social Service and Activism (2020); and an edited collection of his essays, African American Workers in the Appalachian Coal Industry (2022), Dozens of his scholarly articles and essays have appeared in a variety of edited volumes and professional journals, including the Journal of Urban History, the Journal of American Ethnic History, and the International Review of Social History. Trotter teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in African American and U.S. urban, labor, and working-class history. He has spoken in a variety of professional forums in the United States and abroad, including institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, the Netherlands, and the Middle East. He is also a past president of the Labor and Working-Class History Association; a past vice president of Pittsburgh's Heinz History Center, a Smithsonian affiliate; and current president of the Urban History Association.
University of New Mexico
Samuel Truett is an associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico. A historian of U.S.-Mexico borderlands, the North American West, environmental history, and comparative empires, borderlands, and indigenous peoples, he connects U.S. history to larger hemispheric and global frameworks. His first book, Fugitive Landscapes: The Forgotten History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (2006), takes a transnational approach to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands with a focus on turn-of-the-century Arizona and Sonora. He is also a coeditor, with Elliott Young, of Continental Crossroads: Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History (2004). His current project focuses on a nineteenth-century British orphan who sailed across the China Seas as an adventurer, surveyor, and opium trader and became a peasant in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. This story anchors a border-crossing history of the British Empire, the Americas, and the maritime borderlands of the greater China Seas and the Pacific Ocean. Truett's second project-in-progress looks at the centuries-old fascination with ruins and lost worlds on the frontiers of North America and Latin America.
University of Iowa
Lea VanderVelde is the Josephine Witte Professor of Law at the University of Iowa, where she teaches courses in constitutional, labor, and property law, and a special research course on the law of the antebellum frontier. She writes about labor, slavery, gender, and constitutional law, and most particularly, circumstances of legal subordination in nineteenth-century American law. Her first book, Mrs. Dred Scott (2009), chronicles the life of Harriet Scott, the enslaved woman behind the U.S. Supreme Court's notorious Dred Scott v. Sandford case, and describes the life circumstances of other slaves living and working on the northern frontier where slavery was banned. VanderVelde has also written on the legal circumstances of nineteenth-century working women. In the "Legal Ways of Seduction" (Stanford Law Review, June 2009), she documents how the tort of seduction provided the only means by which servant girls could sue masters who had sexually enticed or assaulted them, and in "The Gendered Origins of the Lumley Doctrine," (Yale Law Journal, 1992), she analyzes how actresses served as a pivot point for the development of a contract law doctrine that bound performers to their contracts in ways antithetical to free labor ideals. As a Guggenheim fellow in constitutional studies, Vandervelde wrote Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott (2014) which tells the stories of 12 slave families' suits in St. Louis courts. The book presents newly discovered slave narratives, given as these slaves filed suit for freedom, and remarkably, the majority of slave litigants in these cases won their freedom. Currently, she is the principal investigator for The Law of the Antebellum Frontier project at the Stanford Spatial History Lab, digitally analyzing the legal mechanisms at work on the American frontier in the early 1800s.
St. John's University
Lara Vapnek teaches history at St. John's University and specializes in the history of gender and labor in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. She is the author of Breadwinners: Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920 (2009) and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary (2015). Her current research focuses on mothers, milk, and public health in New York City from the 1850s through the 1930s.
University of Virginia
Elizabeth R. Varon is a professor of history at the University of Virginia and specializes in the Civil War era, the American South, cultural history, intellectual history, and women’s and gender history. She is the author of Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy (2003) which reflects Varon’s ongoing commitment to integrating social history with political and military history. The book won awards from the Virginia Historical Society, the Library of Virginia’s James River Writers Festival, and the Southern Regional Council. Her book Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War (2013) was winner of the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction and of the Daniel M. and Marilyn W. Laney Prize of the Austin Civil War Roundtable. Varon also authored Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War (2019, We Mean to be Counted: White Women and Politics in Antebellum Virginia (1998) and Disunion! The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859 (2008), the first volume of the Littlefield History of the Civil War Era, which explores how Americans, as far back as the earliest days of the Republic, agonized and strategized over disunion.
Texas A&M University
David Vaught is a professor of history at Texas A&M University. He is the author of four books: The Farmers’ Game: Baseball in Rural America (2013), winner of the 2014 Society for American Baseball Research SABR Baseball Research Award; Teaching the Big Class: Advice from a History Colleague (2011); After the Gold Rush: Tarnished Dreams in the Sacramento Valley (2007); and Cultivating California: Growers, Specialty Crops, and Labor, 1875-1920 (1999). Vaught's forthcoming book with Texas A&M University Press entitled "Spitter: Baseball's Notorious Gaylord Perry" is a biography of the notorious Hall of Fame pitcher that examines his rich and revealing life experience: from Perry's innovative ascent from rural poverty in eastern North Carolina, to baseball stardom, to his subsequent descent to failure on the farm during the 1980's agricultural crisis. Vaught's research has been funded by three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a past president of the Agricultural History Society, former head of department, University Distinguished Lecturer, and recipient of the Melbern G. Glasscock Professorship in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence.
University of Virginia
Penny M. Von Eschen is professor of history at Cornell University. She is the author of Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War (2004) and Race against Empire: Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937-1957 (1997), winner of the Stuart L. Bernath Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, among others. She is coeditor of Contested Democracy: Freedom, Race, and Power in American History (2007) and American Studies: An Anthology (2008), and is currently working on a transnational history of Cold War nostalgia.
Michael Vorenberg, an associate professor of history at Brown University, teaches courses on American legal history and the Civil War and Reconstruction. His first book, Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (2001), was a finalist for the Lincoln Prize. He is also the author of The Emancipation Proclamation: A Brief History with Documents (2009). He is working on two books: one on the end of the American Civil War and another on the impact of the Civil War on American nationalism and citizenship. He speaks widely on such topics as constitutional history, Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and emancipation.
University of Texas at Austin
Juliet E. K. Walker is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is also the founding director of the Center of Black Business History, Entrepreneurship, and Technology. Her scholarship has provided the foundation for recognizing black business history as a subfield in African American history. She is author of the first comprehensive book on black business history, The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship (1998), which was reissued in 2009 with a new chapter, "They Never Had A Chance: Black Business in the Crossfires of the American Civil War, 1861-1865." Her Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier (1983) details entrepreneurial activities of slave-born Frank (1777–1854), who purchased sixteen family members from slavery using profits from slave and free enterprises, and who was the first African American to legally plat a town in 1836. Walker's research enabled the town site, New Philadelphia, Illinois, to be named a National Historic Landmark. She is also the editor of the Encyclopedia of African American Business History (1999) and the author of some ninety articles and scholarly essays. Walker has held a senior Fulbright fellowship in South Africa and a Princeton Davis International Center fellowship, as well as fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities at Harvard University's W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute. She has won twelve publication awards and three lifetime achievement awards: the Carter G. Woodson Scholar's Medallion from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History; the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Madame C.J. Walker Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Business History Conference Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently completing a book, "Oprah Winfrey: An American Entrepreneur."
University of British Columbia
Jessica Wang works on nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history and has pursued a wide range of interests related to the history of science and medicine, U.S. political and intellectual history, political theory, urban and social history, and the history of U.S. foreign relations. Her recently completed book manuscript, "Mad Dogs and Other New Yorkers: Rabies, Medicine, and Society in an American Metropolis, 1840–1920," uses the social history of a dreaded disease to explore urban social geography; domesticated animals in the nineteenth-century city; physicians' self-fashioning and the role of pathological anatomy in the construction of medical identity; the institutional contexts of medicine, disease, and public health; and the ties between the public-private relationship, urban governance, and American state building. This research also rests on Wang's long-term engagement with questions about the social and political contexts of knowledge, ideas, and public authority, which she has also addressed through studies of Cold War American science, science and democratic political theory, social science and New Deal political economy, internationalism and U.S. foreign relations, and social knowledge, state power, and American globalism. She will continue to develop these themes in two new research projects: a study of tropical agriculture and American empire in Hawai‘i from 1900 to 1940, and a broader examination of interimperial collusion, American power, and global order in the early twentieth century. Wang's publications include American Science in an Age of Anxiety (1999) as well as articles in the Journal of American History, Isis, Osiris, the Journal of Policy History, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, and other forums.
Brian Ward teaches southern, African American, and cultural history at the Northumbria University. His publications include A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record (2018); Martin Luther King in Newcastle upon Tyne: The African American Freedom Struggle and Race Relations in the North East of England (2017); The 1960s: A Documentary Reader (2009); Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South (2004), which was selected by the American Library Association as a Choice outstanding academic title and won the best history book award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; and Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations (1998), which won the OAH James A. Rawley Prize and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He is currently working on two books: one about sickness and health in southern music, the other about The Beatles and the U.S. South.
John Harley Warner is the Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine at Yale University. He is also a professor of history and American studies as well as the chair of the history of medicine department at the Yale Medical School. He teaches undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, and is a core faculty member in Yale's program in the history of science and medicine. His work focuses on health and healing cultures in America from the late eighteenth century through the present with particular attention to professional identity, the visual culture of medicine, and transnational comparison. He is the author of The Therapeutic Perspective: Medical Practice, Knowledge, and Identity in America, 1820–1885 (1986) and Against the Spirit of System: The French Impulse in Nineteenth-Century American Medicine (1998), and a coauthor of Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine, 1880–1930 (2009). He is also a coeditor of Major Problems in the History of American Medicine and Public Health (2001), Locating Medical History: The Stories and Their Meanings (2004), and the forthcoming "Translating the Body: The History of Medical Education in Southeast Asia." He is now at work on a book tentatively entitled "The Quest for Authenticity in Modern Medicine."
University of California, Davis
Louis S. Warren is the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches environmental history, the history of the American West, California history, and U.S. history. He is the author of The Hunter's Game: Poachers and Conservationists in Twentieth-Century America (1997) and Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show (2005) and the editor of a textbook, American Environmental History (2003). He was also a founding coeditor and first editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary quarterly magazine, Boom: A Journal of California, which was honored with a Library Journal best new magazine award in 2011. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Prize, the Caughey Western History Association Prize, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award for best nonfiction book. He received a Guggenheim fellowship for his current book project, "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Shaping of Modern America."
Wendy Warren is an associate professor at Princeton University. She specializes in the history of colonial North America and the early modern Atlantic World. She is particularly interested in the day-to-day practice of colonization, and in the negotiations and conflicts that exist between would-be rulers and the unruly. She joined the Princeton history department after holding a junior research fellowship at Christ Church College, Oxford University. Professor Warren's first book, New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America (2016), described the lived experience of chattel bondage in seventeenth-century New England, illuminating the deadly symbiosis between slavery and colonization in the Atlantic World. New England Bound won the 2017 Organization of American Historians' Merle Curti Social History Prize, and was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the Berkshire Conference Book Prize, and the Harriet Tubman Prize. She has also published in the Journal of American History, the William and Mary Quarterly, and Slavery and Abolition, among other venues. Professor Warren is currently writing "The Carceral Colony," an exploration of the role of prisons in the colonization of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century North America.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Harry L. Watson is the Atlanta Distinguished Professor in Southern Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1976. He writes and teaches on the antebellum South, the early American republic, and the state of North Carolina. Watson has published eight books, including Building the American Republic, Volume I: A Narrative History to 1877 (2018) and Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America (1990, revised edition 2006), and four collections of edited documents and essays. He directed the Uuniversity’s Center for the Study of the American South from 1999 to 2012 and coedited Southern Cultures, its quarterly journal, from 1993 to 2019. He has also been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and has served as the president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
Judith Weisenfeld is the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Her research focuses on African American religious history, with particular interest in migration and urbanization, film and popular culture, gender and sexuality, new religious movements, and the intersections of religion and race. Her books include New World a Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration (2016), which won the 2017 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions, Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929–1949 (2007), and African American Women and Christian Activism: New York's Black YWCA, 1905–1945 (1997). Her essays have been published in the Journal of Africana Religions, the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, American Religion, and Religion & American Culture, among others. Her current research explores the intersections of psychiatry and African American religions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She is an elected member of the Society of American Historians and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
University of Oregon
The Julie and Rocky Dixon Chair of U.S. Western History and an associate professor of history and environmental studies at the University of Oregon, Marsha Weisiger specializes in the environmental history of the American West. Her research and teaching also encompass Native Americans, gender, social and labor history, and public history. Her book Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country (2009) won four awards, including the Western History Association's Hal Rothman Book Award and the the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association's Carol and Norris Hundley Award. She is also the author of Land of Plenty: Oklahomans in the Cotton Fields of Arizona, 1933-1942 (1995). She is currently working on two related books, one on the meaning of wildness along western rivers and the other on the ways that explorers, scientists, and recreationists narrated their adventures down the Colorado River. Additionally, she is researching the history of the intersections between the countercultural and environmental movements.
University of Minnesota
Barbara Y. Welke is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor, a professor of history, and a professor of law at the University of Minnesota, where she codirects the program in law and history. She is the author of Law and the Borders of Belonging in the Long Nineteenth-Century United States (2010), which considers the history of legal personhood and citizenship, and Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865–1920 (2001), winner of the American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize. Her current research on consumer product injury in the twentieth-century mass consumption economy has appeared in an article, "The Cowboy Suit Tragedy: Spreading Risk, Owning Hazard in the Modern American Economy," in the Journal of American History (June 2014) and a related podcast, as well as a play, "Owning Hazard, A Tragedy," in the UC Irvine Law Review (2011). She is also working on a book that traces the history of the curriculum vitae and its role in constructing the boundaries of knowledge.
University of Arkansas
Elliott West, Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, is a specialist in the social and environmental history of the American West. He has twice been chosen as his university’s teacher of the year and, in 2009, he was one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Prize for the outstanding classroom teacher in the nation. He has written several books, including The Way to the West: Essays on the Central Plains (1995); The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers and the Rush to Colorado (1998), winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and the OAH Ray Allen Billington Prize; and, most recently, The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story (2009).
Carmen Teresa Whalen is a professor of Latinx studies and history at Williams College. Most recently, she coedited, with Omar Valerio-Jimenez, a collection of essays and primary documents, Major Problems in Latina/o History (2014). This textbook reflects her interests in comparative, interdisciplinary, and transnational approaches to teaching Latina/o studies. Her other books include From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia: Puerto Rican Workers and Postwar Economies (2001), which explores the causes and dynamics of gendered labor migrations in an increasingly global economy. The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives (2005), coedited with Victor Vazquez-Hernandez, is a collection of original essays charting the historical emergence and contemporary issues of several Puerto Rican communities in the U.S. She continues researching Puerto Rican women workers and the globalization of the garment industry, with a focus on New York City, garment workers' unions, and the Puerto Rican government's migration division.
University of Arkansas
Jeannie Whayne is a University Professor of history at the University of Arkansas and a past president of the Agricultural History Society. She is the author of two books including Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Agriculture in the New South (2011), a social, economic, and environmental study of a plantation owned by a single family from 1846 to 2010 and the winner of the John G. Ragsdale Prize. She is the editor or a coauthor of nine other books, including The Ongoing Burden of Southern History: Politics and Identity in the Twenty-First-Century South (2012). Whayne has won numerous awards for her teaching and publications, including the Arkansas Historical Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently researching a book on Memphis, Tennessee, that examines the interaction between the city and its hinterlands in forging a regional cotton empire; she is also working on a National Endowment for the Humanities digitization proposal to map that connection. Her 2014 presidential address to the Agricultural History Society, "The Incidental Environmentalists: Dale Bumpers, George Templeton, and the Origins of the Rosen Alternative Pest Control Center at the University of Arkansas," examined a tradition of sustainable agriculture within the traditional agricultural bureaucracy of the late twentieth-century United States and the role of the center in promoting alternatives to agricultural chemicals. Also in 2014, she presented a paper at the World Congress on Environmental History that examined modern "portfolio plantations," or investor-owned agricultural land, placing this global development in the context of the new corporate colonialism and examining its environmental and cultural implications. She has also presented her work at the Southern Historical Association and the European Rural Studies Organization conferences.
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Leigh Ann Wheeler is a professor of history at Binghamton University, State University of New York, where she teaches modern U.S. history, including courses on women, sexuality, sex and law, civil liberties, civil rights, biography, and social movements. She is the author of How Sex Became a Civil Liberty (2014) and Against Obscenity: Reform and the Politics of Womanhood in America, 1873–1935 (2004). A former coeditor of the Journal of Women's History, she also served as a founding senior editor for Oxford University Press's Research Encyclopedia of American History. Since 2018, she has been writing the first biography of Anne Moody, who wrote the unforgettable memoir, Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Craig Steven Wilder studies American urban, intellectual, and cultural history. His most recent book is Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities (2013). He is also the author of In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City (2001) and A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn (2000). His recent essays include: “‘Sons from the Southward & Some from the West Indies’: Colleges and Slavery in Revolutionary America,” in James Campbell and Leslie M. Harris, eds., Slavery and the University (University of Georgia Press, exp. 2019); and “War and Priests: Catholic Colleges and Slavery in the Age of Revolution,” in Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, eds., Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). The Barton L. Weller Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a recipient of the Columbia University Medal of Excellence, he serves as a senior fellow in the Bard Prison Initiative, which provides higher education and opportunity to incarcerated men and women, and he has advised numerous public history projects, including historical documentaries and museum exhibits.
Rhonda Y. Williams is the John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History at Vanderbilt University. A historian of low-income black women's and marginalized people's experiences, everyday lives, politics, and social struggles, she is the author of Concrete Demands: The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century (2015) and the award-winning The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women's Struggles against Urban Inequality (2004). She is also a coeditor of two volumes, Women, Transnationalism, and Human Rights, a special issue of the Radical History Review (Spring 2008), and Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement: Freedom's Bittersweet Song (2002). She is the founder and former director of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University, where she also initiated and directed the postdoctoral fellowship in African American studies. She is a coeditor of the Justice, Power, and Politics book series at the University of North Carolina Press and is currently working on a book-length project on race, rights, and the culture of drugs from the 1930s to the "age of crack."
Chad Williams is an associate professor of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University. His teaching and research focus on World War I, African Americans in the military, and African American intellectual history. His first book, Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era (2010), won the OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award and the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award, and was named an outstanding academic title by Choice magazine. He is a coeditor of Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence (2016) and is currently completing a book-length study of W. E. B. Du Bois and World War I.
University of Dayton
Shannen Dee Williams is Associate Professor of History at the University of Dayton. She is the author ofSubversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle, which will be published by Duke University Press on April 15, 2022. Based on previously sealed church records and more than 100 oral history interviews, Subversive Habits unearths black sisters' largely hidden efforts in the long struggle against racial segregation and exclusion in the Catholic Church and wider American society. Williams's research has been supported by a host of awards and fellowships including a Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City, a Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship for Religion and Ethics from the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation, and the John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award from the American Catholic Historical Association. In September 2018, Williams received the inaugural Sister Christine Schenk Award for Young Catholic Leadership from Future Church for using history to foster racial justice and reconciliation in religious congregations of women.
Michael Willrich is the Leff Families Professor of History at Brandeis University. His first book, City of Courts: Socializing Justice in Progressive Era Chicago (2003), won the American Historical Association's John H. Dunning Prize and the American Society for Legal History's Cromwell Book Prize. Most recently, he is the author of Pox: An American History (2011) which tells the story of the great wave of smallpox epidemics that struck the United States around the turn of the twentieth century, spurring the growth of modern public health authority and engendering widespread opposition to the government policy of compulsory vaccination. This book won the OAH Lawrence W. Levine Prize Award and the American Association for the History of Medicine's William H. Welch Medal. With the support of Guggenheim and American Council of Learned Society fellowships, he is currently working on a book, "The Anarchist's Advocate," about anarchists' encounters with law and the state in early twentieth-century America.
University of Southern California
Francille Rusan Wilson is an associate professor of American studies and ethnicity and history at the University of Southern California. She is an intellectual and labor historian whose current research examines the intersections between black labor movements, black social scientists, and black women's history during the Jim Crow era. Her book, The Segregated Scholars: Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890–1950 (2006), details the world and works of fifteen pioneering scholar-activists over three generations. Her current research projects examine the series of social movements that pressed for new understandings of black history from 1865 to 2015, and early black women lawyers global advocacy for human rights. She is the national director of the Association of Black Women Historians (2015-2018), has served on the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women as well as on the state board of the California African American Museum, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
Mabel O. Wilson, PhD. is the Nancy and George E Rupp Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a Professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University, where she also serves as the director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies. Wilson has authored Begin with the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture(2016), Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums (2012), and co-edited the volume Race and Modern Architecture: From the Enlightenment to Today (2020). With her practice Studio&, she was a member of the design team that recently completed the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia. Exhibitions of her work have been featured at SFMoMA, Venice Biennale, Art Institute of Chicago, Istanbul Design Biennale, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial, the Storefront for Art and Architecture and SF Cameraworks. She is a founding member of Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?)—an advocacy project to educate the architectural profession about the problems of globalization and labor. She is the co-host of the podcast Black Lives in the Era of COVID 19, a close look at the impact of the virus on New York City communities. For the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, she was co-curator of the exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America (2021).
Allan Winkler is a professor emeritus of history at Miami University in Ohio. He is the author of The Politics of Propaganda: The Office of War Information, 1942-1945 (1978); Home Front, U.S.A.: America During World War II (1986); Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety About the Atom (1993); and Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Making of Modern America (2006). His most recent book is "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song (2009).
A historian of early America, Caroline Winterer is the Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Humanities Center. She specializes in the transmission of ideas between Europe and the Americas in the era from Columbus to the Civil War. Her publications include American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason (2016), The Mirror of Antiquity: American Women and the Classical Tradition, 1750–1900 (2007), and The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual Life, 1780–1910 (2002). Winterer has curated two exhibits: "Ancient Rome and America" at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia in 2010 and "The American Enlightenment" at Stanford's Green Library in 2011. She has received fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, and the Spencer Foundation, among others. Her work in digital humanities, which mapped the social network of Benjamin Franklin, was awarded an American Ingenuity Award from the Smithsonian Institution” from the Smithsonian Institution.
John Fabian Witt is the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His most recent book, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History (2012), won the Bancroft Prize and was a New York Times notable book of the year. He is also the author of Patriots and Cosmopolitans: Hidden Histories of American Law (2007), the prizewinning The Accidental Republic: Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows, and the Remaking of American Law (2004), and numerous scholarly articles, and has written for the New York Times, Slate, and the Washington Post.
American Bar Foundation
Victoria Saker Woeste is a research professor at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, an organization devoted to the interdisciplinary study of law. Her research inquires into the dynamics of legal change in twentieth-century U.S. society, with particular focus on agriculture and capitalism, business and regulation, and constitutionalism and civil rights. In her first book, The Farmer's Benevolent Trust: Law and Agricultural Cooperation in Industrial America (1998), Woeste argues that farmers mobilized law and corporate power to respond actively to industrialization and the nationalization of markets. Their initiative and creativity enabled them to mobilize law to shape market relations rather than be defined by them. In Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle against Hate Speech (2012) Woeste offers an explosive retelling of the obscure story of the auto manufacturer's side career as a hate-speech publisher, set in the context of 1920s tribalism and heightened economic instability. Henry Ford's unreflected antisemitism precipitated a federal libel lawsuit against him in 1927 that introduced questions of group libel and published race prejudice to the national legal stage. Though strong evidence existed to support charges of libel, Ford was able to evade responsibility for the damage his printed words had done, and the lack of accountability ensured that Ford's beliefs would become a touchstone for antisemitic groups worldwide. The book ties together the early history of the American legal profession, the roots of modern hate-speech regulations, and the history of civil rights activism. She is currently studying the civil rights law practice of the religious figure Fred W. Phelps Sr. and an assessment of the contributions of the church he founded, the Westboro Baptists, to American constitutional law and legal consciousness. She is also working on a synthetic history of American agriculture and its relationship to the state since 1862, with particular attention to the stories of family farmers, tenants, and seasonal laborers.
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Victoria W. Wolcott is Professor of History at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She has published three books: Remaking Respectability: African American Women in Interwar Detroit (2001), Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle Over Segregated Recreation in America (2012) and Living in the Future: The Utopian Strain in the Long Civil Rights Movement (2022). In addition, she has published articles in The Journal of American History, The Radical History Review, and the Journal of Women’s History among others. She is currently working on two book projects: an edited collection Utopian Imaginings: Saving the Future in the Present for SUNY Press’s “Humanities to the Rescue” series and The Embodied Resistance of Eroseanna Robinson: Athleticism and Activism in the Cold War Era, a microhistory of a Black Pacifist activist during the cold war.
Penn State University
Nan Elizabeth Woodruff is a professor of African American studies and modern U.S. history at Penn State University. A specialist in twentieth-century African American and southern history, she is the author of American Congo: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta (2003, paperback edition 2012), winner of the McClemore Prize. She is currently working on a book project entitled "The Legacies of Everyday Struggle: Memory and Trauma in Grenada and Tallahatchie County, Mississippi in the Post-Civil Rights Era." She has worked extensively with public school teachers.
Texas Christian University
Steven E. Woodworth is the author, coauthor, or editor of twenty-eight books on the Civil War era. These include Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West (1990), Davis and Lee at War (1995), Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns (1998), and While God Is Marching On: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers (2001). Among his more recent books are a biography of William T. Sherman; Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865 (2005); and Manifest Destinies: Westward Expansion and the Civil War (2010), an examination of how territorial expansion during the 1840s contributed to the political crisis that led to the Civil War; and a short study of command in the Battle of Shiloh. He is currently working on a longer work tracing the careers of two companies—Company E of the 44th New York and Company I of the 5th Texas—and their respective hometowns—Albany, New York, and Independence, Texas—from the years leading to the Civil War until the two companies met each other on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Woodworth teaches history at Texas Christian University.
University of Oklahoma
David M. Wrobel is a historian of American thought and culture and the American West. Dean of arts and sciences and at the University of Oklahoma, he also holds the Merrick Chair in Western History and the David L. Boren Professorship there and has been engaged in a wide range of partnerships with K-12 educators over the years. He is the author of The West and America, 1890–1950: A History (2017), Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism, from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression (2013), winner of the Western Heritage Award; Promised Lands: Promotion, Memory, and the Creation of the American West (2002); and The End of American Exceptionalism: Frontier Anxiety from the Old West to the New Deal (1993). He is currently working on "John Steinbeck's America: From the Great Depression to the Great Society." He is a past president of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association as well as of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, and current president of the Western History Association.
University of California, Irvine
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is a professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She also is associate dean of research, faculty development, and public engagement in the School of Humanities, the director of the Humanities Center, and the director of the Center for Liberation, Anti-Racism, and Belonging (C-LAB). She specializes in Asian American, immigration, comparative racialization, women's, gender, and sexuality histories. Wu received her Ph.D. in U.S. History from Stanford University and previously taught at Ohio State University. She authored Dr. Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: the Life of a Wartime Celebrity (2005) and Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era (2013). Her book, Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress (2022), is a collaboration with political scientist Gwendolyn Mink. Wu is currently working on a book that focuses on Asian American and Pacific Islander Women who attended the 1977 National Women’s Conference and co-editing Unequal Sisters, 5th edition and Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000. She also serves on the editorial committee for the University of California Press and as a series editor for the U.S. in the World Series with Cornell University Press. She is the co-president of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.
NEW in 2022: Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress (NYU Press)
William & Mary
Karin Wulf is a historian of eighteenth-century British America. Her research focuses on gender, family, and political culture; her latest book, Lineage: Genealogy and the Power of Connection in British America, 1680-1820 is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. She has written widely about the early American field (Vast Early America) and professional historical practice. Currently Executive Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and Professor of History at William & Mary, in October 2021 she will join Brown University as Beatrice and Julio Mario Santo Domingo Director and Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Alice Yang is provost of Adlai E. Stevenson College and an associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also codirects the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories. Her publications include Historical Memories of the Japanese American Internment and the Struggle for Redress (2007), Major Problems in Asian American History (2003), and What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean? (2000). Winner of the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award, she teaches courses on historical memory, World War II, Asian American history, race, gender, oral history, and twentieth-century America. She is currently researching transnational memories of World War II in the Pacific.
Tel Aviv University
Michael Zakim is a member of the history faculty at Tel Aviv University in Israel, specializing in American social and cultural history. His scholarship, informed by cultural, social, political, and business history, tells the story of the modern economy and its rise to sovereign status. He uses an interdisciplinary approach to explain how buying and selling became a dominant form of social intercourse and an equally dominant form of social thought—how, in other words, the "bottom line" became a synonym for the truth. He is the author of Ready-Made Democracy: A History of Men's Dress in the American Republic, 1760–1860 (2003) and the forthcoming "Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made" (2017), which describes the creation of a market society in nineteenth-century America. Both studies explore the material and moral conditions for capital's transformation into capitalism, which brought about a revolution in government, family, work, and the self. Zakim has also edited or coedited collections of essays on the rise of capitalism in the United States such as Capitalism Takes Command: Social Transformation in Nineteenth-Century America (2012) and on the early modern experience of economic crisis, such as Hard Times, a special issue of Common-place (2010). He is also the editor of two special issues of the Israeli historical quarterly, Zmanim, devoted, respectively, to the history of the body and the history of privacy.
University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Zimmerman is a professor of history of education at the University of Pennsylvania. A former Peace Corps volunteer and high school teacher, he is the author (with cartoonist Signe Wilkison) of Free Speech and Why You Should Give a Damn (2021) The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in American (2020), The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools (2017), Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (2016), Too Hot to Handle: A Global History of Sex Education (2015), Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory (2009 ), Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century (2006), Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools (2002), and Distilling Democracy: Alcohol Education in America's Public Schools, 1880-1925 (1999). He won New York University's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008. He is also a frequent op-ed contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and other newspapers and magazines.
George Washington University
Angela Zimmerman is a professor of history at the George Washington University. Her research focuses on revolutions and empires in the United States, West Africa, and Europe. She is the author of Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany (2001) and Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South (2010). She has also edited Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Civil War in the United States (2016). She is currently writing a history of the American Civil War as an international revolution.