General Editor: Susan Ware
Susan Ware became the General Editor of American National Biography in 2012. She is an accomplished historian, editor, and the author of eight books, including biographies of Billie Jean King, Amelia Earhart, Molly Dewson, and Mary Margaret McBride. Her most recent book is American Women’s History: A Very Short Introduction (2015). She served as the editor of several documentary collections as well as the biographical dictionary Notable American Women: Completing the Twentieth Century (2004).Educated at Wellesley College and Harvard University, Ware taught at New York University and Harvard. She has long been associated with the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where she currently serves as the Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian.
Research Editor: Rob Heinrich
Rob Heinrich is the research editor of the American National Biography. He is a non-resident fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Heinrich holds a PhD in American History from Brandeis University and is the author, with Deborah Harding, of From Slave to Statesman: The Life of Educator, Editor, and Civil Rights Activist Willis M. Carter of Virginia(2017).
Joyce Antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University. Antler holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history; her major fields of interest include women's history, Jewish women's history and culture, the history of education, and history as theater. Antler is the author or editor of 10 books, including Lucy Sprague Mitchell: The Making of a Modern Woman (1987), The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America (1999), and most recently You Never Call! You Never Write!: A History of the Jewish Mother (2007). She is a founder of the Brandeis Women's and Gender Studies program and the Graduate Consortium of Women Studies at M.I.T. and has served as the chair of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. She is a founding member and chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of Jewish Women's Archive. Antler is co-author of the historical drama "Year One of the Empire: A Play of American Politics, War and Protest," which was produced off-Broadway in 2008.
Thomas Bender is professor of history and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University. He is an intellectual and cultural historian interested in the ways ideas and institutions shape each other and drive historical change. His work has focused on urban culture, the history of ideas, the history of the academic disciplines and the university, and historiography. He has also been a leader in the movement to reframe United States history in transnational and global frameworks. Bender’s books include Toward an Urban Vision (1975), Community and Social Change in America (1978), New York Intellect (1987), The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea (2002), and A Nation Among Nations: America’s Place in World History (2006). He has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals, including the Journal of American History and The American Historical Review. He believes that historians can and should at times contribute directly to public life as historians, and over the years he has written for various magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, The Nation, Los Angeles Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Newsday, Skyline, and Democracy.
Jon Butler is Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies at Yale University and Adjunct Research Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His books include Power, Authority, and the Origins of American Denominational Order (1978); The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in New World Society (1983, winner of the Theodore Soloutos Prize of the Immigration History Society and the Gilbert Chinard Prize of the Society of French Historical Studies); Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People (1990, winner of the Outler Prize of the American Society of Church History and the AHA Beveridge Award); Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776 (2000, a History Book Club selection); and a book co-authored with Grant Wacker and Randall Balmer, Religion in American Life: A Short History (2003). His articles and essays have appeared in the Journal of American History, The American Historical Review, the William and Mary Quarterly, Church History, and other journals. He is currently writing a book about religion in Manhattan from the Gilded Age to the 1960 Kennedy election entitled God in Gotham. Butler is also the editor in chief of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, available online at americanhistory.oxfordre.com/.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored or co-authored twenty-one books and created seventeen documentary films, including Wonders of the African World, African American Lives, Faces of America, Black in Latin America, Black America since MLK: And Still I Rise, and Finding Your Roots, series four of which is currently in production. His six-part PBS documentary series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (2013), which he wrote, executive produced, and hosted, earned the Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Program—Long Form, as well as the Peabody Award, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, and NAACP Image Award. Gates’s latest film is the six-hour PBS documentary, Africa’s Great Civilizations (2017). Having written for such leading publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Time, Professor Gates serves as chairman of TheRoot.com, a daily online magazine he co-founded in 2008, and chair of the Creative Board of FUSION TV. He oversees the Oxford African American Studies Center, the first comprehensive scholarly online resource in the field, and has received grant funding to develop a Finding Your Roots curriculum to teach students science through genetics and genealogy.
The recipient of fifty-five honorary degrees and numerous prizes, Professor Gates was a member of the first class awarded “genius grants” by the MacArthur Foundation in 1981, and in 1998, he became the first African American scholar to be awarded the National Humanities Medal. He was named to Time’s 25 Most Influential Americans list in 1997, to Ebony’s Power 150 list in 2009, and to Ebony’s Power 100 list in 2010 and 2012.
Laura Kalman is a professor of history at the University of California Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1982. Kalman is most interested in twentieth-century American history and legal history. Her books include Right Star Rising: A New Politics, 1974-1980 (2010), Yale Law School and the Sixties: Revolt and Reverberations (2005), The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism (1996), Abe Fortas: A Biography (1990, winner of the American Historical Association Littleton-Griswold Prize), and Legal Realism at Yale, 1926-1960 (1986). Her current project, under contract with Oxford University Press, is The Long Shadow of the Warren Court: LBJ, Nixon, and the Making of the Modern Supreme Court. She has published essays in a number of historical and legal journals, including The American Historical Review, Reviews in American History, Law and Contemporary Problems, Law and Social Inquiry, and the Yale Law Journal. Kalman served an area editor of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. She is a past president of the American Society for Legal History.
Jane Kamensky is Professor of History at Harvard University and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is a historian of early America, the Atlantic world, and the age of revolutions, with particular interests in the histories of family, culture, and everyday life. Her most recent book, A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley (2017), won the New-York Historical Society’s Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History, the James Bradford Biography Prize of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the Annibel Jenkins Biography Prize of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and was a finalist for PEN’s Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography, the Marfield Prize for Arts Writing, and the George Washington Book Prize. Kamensky’s previous books include The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America’s First Banking Collapse (2008), also a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize; Governing the Tongue: The Politics of Speech in Early New England (1997); and the novel Blindspot (2008), jointly written with Jill Lepore.
Stanley Katz, professor in the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University, is President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, the national humanities organization in the United States. Mr. Katz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1955 with a major in English History and Literature. He was trained in British and American history at Harvard (PhD, 1961), where he also attended Law School in 1969-70. He is the Editor in Chief of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, and the Editor Emeritus of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the United States Supreme Court. He also writes about higher education policy, and has published a blog for the Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the co-founder and editor of the history of philanthropy blog www.histphil.org. Formerly Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University, Katz is a specialist on American legal and constitutional history, and on philanthropy and non-profit institutions. The author and editor of numerous books and articles, Mr. Katz has served as President of the Organization of American Historians and the American Society for Legal History and as Vice President of the Research Division of the American Historical Association. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Newberry Library, the Center for Jewish History and numerous other institutions. He also currently serves as Chair of the American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council Working Group on Cuba. Katz is a member of the American Antiquarian Society, the American Philosophical Society; a Fellow of the American Society for Legal History, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Society of American Historians; and a Corresponding Member of the Massachusetts Historical Society. He received the National Humanities Medal (awarded by Pres. Obama) in 2011. He has honorary degrees from several universities.
Robin D. G. Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of History at UCLA. Although trained as an American historian, Kelley's research and teaching interests range widely, covering the history of labor and radical movements in the U.S., the African Diaspora, and Africa; intellectual and cultural history (particularly music and visual culture); urban studies; and transnational movements. Kelley’s books include the prize-winning, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009); Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (2012); 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 1998 by the Village Voice; and Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (2002). He also edited (with Earl Lewis), To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans (2000), and is currently completing a general survey of African American history co-authored with Tera Hunter and Earl Lewis. Kelley’s essays have appeared in several anthologies and journals, including The Nation, Monthly Review, The Voice Literary Supplement, New York Times (Arts and Leisure), New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Color Lines, and Code Magazine.
David Kennedy is professor of history, emeritus, at Stanford University. Reflecting his interdisciplinary training in American Studies, which combined the fields of history, literature, and economics, Kennedy's scholarship is notable for its integration of economic and cultural analysis with social and political history. His Bancroft Prize-winning 1970 book, Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger, embraced the medical, legal, political, and religious dimensions of the subject and helped to pioneer the emerging field of women's history. Over Here: The First World War and American Society (1980), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, used the history of American involvement in World War I to analyze the American political system, economy, and culture in the early twentieth century. Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War (1999) recounts the history of the United States in the two great crises of the Great Depression and World War II. Freedom From Fear won the Pulitzer Prize as well as the Francis Parkman Prize, Ambassador’s Prize, and California Gold Medal for Literature. He received the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Service Award in 2007.
Vicki L. Ruiz is Distinguished Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Over the course of three decades, she has published over fifty essays and one dozen books, including Cannery Women, Cannery Lives (1987), From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth- Century America (1998), and the three-volume Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (2006). She has also edited or co-edited several influential essay collections, including Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in U.S. Women’s History (1990, now it its fourth edition); The Practice of U.S. Women’s History: Narratives, Intersections, Dialogues (2007); and American Dreaming, Global Realities: Re-thinking U.S. Immigration History (2006). Past president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Studies Association, and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, she serves on the advisory board for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. In 2012 Ruiz was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the first Latina historian so honored. She is president-elect of the American Historical Association. Her current research includes a biography of Luisa Moreno.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University. Her major fields of interest are early American social history, women's history, and material culture. She is the author of Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Early New England, 1650-1750 (1982) and A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 (1990) which won the Bancroft Prize and Pulitzer Prize for History in 1991 and became the basis of a PBS documentary. In The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Making of an American Myth (2001), she has incorporated museum-based research as well as more traditional archival work. She is also the author of Yards and Gates: Gender in Harvard and Radcliffe History (2004), and Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History (2007). Her current work-in-progress is "A House Full of Females": Faith and Kinship in Nineteenth-Century Mormon Diaries. In 2009 Ulrich served as president of the American Historical Association. Her work is featured on the web at www.dohistory.org.
Labor: Eric Arnesen
Eric Arnesen is the James R. Hoffa Teamsters Professor of Modern American Labor History and Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. His scholarly work focuses on issues of race, labor, politics, and civil rights. In his book, Brotherhoods of Color, he explored traditions of black trade unionism and labor activism, white union racial ideologies and practices, and workplace race relations. In various essays, he has debated the uses of the concept of “whiteness” in American history, the character of black anti-communism, and the utility of the “long civil rights movement” framework. His current project is a political biography of the civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph. A former president of The Historical Society, Arnesen teaches courses on modern US history, American labor history, and race and public policy. His reviews have appeared in the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Boston Globe and his review essays have appeared in The New Republic, Dissent, and Historically Speaking. In 2006, he held the Distinguished Fulbright Chair at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden and in 2011-2012 he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is currently co-chair of the Washington History Seminar at the Wilson Center.
Southern History: Raymond Arsenault
Raymond Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History and Chairman of the Department of History and Politics at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, where he has taught since 1980. A specialist in the political, social, environmental, and civil rights history of the American South, he has also taught at the University of Minnesota, Brandeis University, the University of Chicago, the Florida State University Study Abroad Center in London, and the Universite d’Angers, in France. Arsenault is the author or editor of eight books, including The Wild Ass of the Ozarks: Jeff Davis and the Social Bases of Southern Politics (1984); Crucible of Liberty: 200 Years of the Bill of Rights (1991); Paradise Lost? The Environmental History of Florida (2005), co-edited with Jack E. Davis; Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice (2006; abridged ed. 2011); and The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America (2009). Freedom Riders was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice, selected as one of the Washington Post BookWorld’s Best Books of the Year, and awarded the 2007 Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Prize of the Southern Historical Association, as the most important book published in the field of Southern history in 2006. The abridged version is the companion volume to the acclaimed American Experience documentary film Freedom Riders, which won three Emmys for writing, editing, and documentary excellence, and a 2012 George Peabody Award. Arsenault is currently writing a biography of the legendary African-American tennis star and public intellectual Arthur Ashe.
Art and Art Collectors and Dealers: Miguel de Baca
Miguel de Baca is an associate professor of modern and contemporary art history at Lake Forest College. Prof. de Baca earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2009 in the History of American Civilization. His scholarly work has been supported by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. His book, Memory Work: Anne Truitt and Sculpture was published in 2015, and considers issues of reference and abstraction in the career of the pioneering minimalist sculptor, Anne Truitt. De Baca is a reviewer for Yale University Press and contributes to trade journals such as Artforum and Art in Print, and he is the 2017-18 Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art at the University of Oxford.
Engineering and Computer Science: Amy Sue Bix
Amy Sue Bix is Professor of History at Iowa State University and director of ISU’s Center for Historical Studies of Technology and Science. Her book in progress is Recruiting Engineer Jane and Astrophysicist Amy: American STEM Advocacy for Girls, 1965-2015. Bix’s 2013 book Girls Coming to Tech!: A History of American Engineering Education for Women won the 2015 Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize from the History of Science Society. Bix has published a number of articles, book chapters, and essays connected to her specialty in the history of women and gender in science, technology, and medicine. She also publishes in the broader history of science, technology, and medicine, including her book Inventing Ourselves Out of Jobs?: America's Debate over Technological Unemployment, 1929-1981 (2000) and The Future is Now: Science and Technology Policy in America Since 1950, co-authored with Alan Marcus (2007).
Religion and Spirituality: Ann Braude
Ann Braude serves as the director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program and as Senior Lecturer on American Religious History at Harvard Divinity School. Her primary interest is the religious history of American women. Her first book, Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-century America (1989), explores the engagement between the women's rights movement and the religious movement focused on contact with spirits of the dead. Ann Braude is also the author of Sisters and Saints: Women and American Religion (2007), a history of the religion of American women for a general audience. She also has an interest in the issues surrounding the study of Native American religions, and is engaged in an ongoing research project concerning a Cheyenne child taken captive at the Sand Creek Massacre. She has published many articles on women in Judaism, Christian Science, and American religious life, and served as co-editor of Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social History of American Women. She edited Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathers: The Women Who Changed American Religion, the result of a historic conference that brought 25 pioneers of religious feminism together at HDS. In 2005 she inaugurated the School's year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to HDS with a convocation address entitled "A Short Half-Century: Fifty Years of Women at Harvard Divinity School." Gendering Religion and Politics: Untangling Modernity, which she co-edited with Hanna Herzog, appeared in 2009.
Law and Criminology: Brett Gadsden
Brett Gadsden is Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University. He specializes in 20th century American and African American history, with a specific focus on black political and social history, black freedom struggles, and racial discrimination, segregation, and inequality. His first book is titled Between North and South: Delaware, Desegregation, and the Myth of American Sectionalism (2013). The central focus of this project is the three decades long effort to desegregate the state’s system of public education. He is currently working on his second book, titled “From Protest to Politics: The Making of a ‘Second Black Cabinet,’” which explores the set of historical circumstances that brought African Americans into close consultative relationships with presidential candidates and later into key cabinet, sub-cabinet, and other important administrative positions in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations and opened to them unprecedented access to centers of power in the federal government.
Latino/Chicano History: Miroslava Chávez-García
Miroslava Chávez-García is Professor in the Department of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara and holds affiliate status in the Departments of Chicana and Chicano Studies and Feminist Studies. She is author of States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of California’s Juvenile Justice System (2012) and Negotiating Conquest: Gender and Power in California, 1770s to 1880s (2004). Her book manuscript, “Migrant Longing: Letter Writing Across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands,” is a history of migration, courtship, and identity as told through 300 personal letters exchanged among family members in the 1960s and 1970s. The book will appear in spring 2018. She is also co-authoring A Chicana & Chicano History of the United States (under contract with Beacon Press) with Professor Lorena Oropeza. Professor Chávez-García has received awards and fellowships from the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University, Ford Foundation for Diversity, and Organization of American History (OAH) and the Committee for the Germany Residency Program, which awarded her the residency at the University of Tuebingen. Most recently, in April 2017, the Western Association of Women's Historians awarded her the Judith Lee Ridge prize for the best article by any member of the organization for “Migrant Longing, Courtship, and Gendered Identity in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands,” published by the Western History Quarterly in Summer 2016.
Political Activism and Social Movements: Rob Heinrich
Rob Heinrich is the research editor of the American National Biography. He is a non-resident fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Heinrich holds a PhD in American History from Brandeis University and is the author, with Deborah Harding, of From Slave to Statesman: The Life of Educator, Editor, and Civil Rights Activist Willis M. Carter of Virginia (2017).
Western History: Anne Hyde
Anne Hyde is Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. She edits the Western Historical Quarterly and is an expert on the 19th North American West. She is the author of Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the American West, 1800-1860 (2012), winner of the Bancroft Prize and Pulitzer finalist.
Music: Barry Kernfeld
A freelance musicologist and reed player, Barry Kernfeld was editor-in-chief for the two editions of The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (1988 and 2001), which became the standard reference source in the field. In the interim Yale University Press commissioned him to write What to Listen For in Jazz (1995) as a parallel to Aaron Copland's What to Listen For in Music. Kernfeld's subsequent monographs concern music bootlegging: The Story of Fake Books (2005) and Pop Song Piracy (2011). In retirement he is the archivist at Historic Beverly (Massachusetts) and an advisor on music-other-than-classical for ANB, while ironically attending nothing but classical concerts in Boston and Cambridge.
Psychiatry: Elizabeth Lunbeck
Elizabeth Lunbeck is Professor of the History of Science in Residence at Harvard University, where she teaches courses in the history of psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and the psychotherapies. She is the author of a number of books, including most recently The Americanization of Narcissism (2014) and, with Lorraine Daston, Histories of Scientific Observation (2011), and has written widely on the history of the personality disorders. Before joining the Harvard faculty, Lunbeck taught at the University of Rochester (2 years), Princeton (18 years), and, most recently, Vanderbilt, where she was Chair of the history department.
Business, Finance, and Industry: Stephen Mihm
Stephen Mihm is the author of A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States (2007); and the co-author, with Nouriel Roubini, of Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance (2010), which was named as one of the "Top Ten Books of 2010" by the New York Times. He is also the co-editor, with Katherine Ott and David Serlin, of Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics (2002); and the editor of The Life of P.T. Barnum (Bedford/St. Martin's, forthcoming). He is also the author of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and academic essays. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Mihm will take up residence as the Arthur Molella Distinguished Fellow at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Institution. In previous years, Mihm has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, awards, and grants, including the biennial Harold F. Williamson Prize, given to a mid-career scholar for contributions to the teaching and writing of business history; a two-year, $188,000 grant from the National Science Foundation; and the History Department's Parks Heggoy Graduate Teaching Award in both 2012 and 2014. He has also received a number of major fellowships from, among other institutions, the American Council of Learned Societies; the Library Company of Philadelphia; and the Harvard Business School, where he served as the Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History in 2003-2004.
Science and Technology: Cyrus Mody
Cyrus Mody is Professor and Chair in the History of Science, Technology, and Innovation at the University of Maastricht. His research focuses on physical and engineering scientists in the United States during the late Cold War and early post-Cold War eras. Themes running through is work include the histories of: commercialization of academic research; interdisciplinarity; nanoscale science and technology; responsible research and innovation; countercultural science and technology; and alternative energy. He is the author of Instrumental Community: Probe Microscopy and the Path to Nanotechnology (2011) and The Long Arm of Moore’s Law: Microelectronics and American Science (2017). He is currently working on a monograph tentatively entitled Through Change and through Storm: American Physical and Engineering Scientists in the Long 1970s.
Civics and Philanthropy: Maribel Morey
Maribel Morey is an Assistant Professor of History at Clemson University and an Andrew Carnegie Fellow during the 2016-18 academic years. A twentieth-century U.S. historian and historian of U.S. philanthropy, she is working on a two-part book project on elite philanthropy and the African American experience during the span of the twentieth century. She is also co-editor of HistPhil, a web publication on the history of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.
Literature: Ira Nadel
Educated at Rutgers and Cornell, Ira Nadel is Professor of English at the Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of Joyce and the Jews, Modernisms Second Act and The Cambridge Introduction to Ezra Pound. He has also written biographies of Leonard Cohen, Tom Stoppard, David Mamet, and Leon Uris. His most recent articles deal with Beckett and photography, and Philip Roth and swimming. He is currently completing a critical life of Philip Roth and a series of essays dealing with Katherine Mansfield and dance, and Virginia Woolf and Russia.
Native American History: Katherine M. B. Osburn
Katherine M. B. Osburn is an ethnohistorian focusing on gender, race, political activism, and identity. She has published articles on the Navajos, the Southern Utes, and the Mississippi Choctaws in a variety of scholarly journals and edited collections. Her first monograph, Southern Ute Women: Autonomy and Assimilation on the Reservation, 1885-1934 (1998), analyzed how Ute women responded to gendered assimilationist policies and is in its second edition. Her second monograph, Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippi: Race, Class, and Nation Building in the Jim Crow South, 1830-1977 (2014),examines Choctaw identity formation and performance in political activism. She is currently working on a study of the relationship between Arizona's Indigenous nations and their elected officials tentatively titled Indigenous Citizens.
Psychology: Alexandra Rutherford
Alexandra Rutherford is a professor of psychology in the Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology graduate program at York University in Toronto. Her work focuses on the history of feminist-scholar activism in psychology and its impact on society. She is the founder and director of the Psychology’s Feminist Voices Oral History and Digital Archive Project (http://www.feministvoices.com/), which documents, preserves, and promotes the contributions of women and feminism in psychology. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). In 2012 she won the Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) for her co-edited volume Handbook of International Feminisms: Perspectives on Psychology, Women, Culture, and Rights. She has co-authored two textbooks on the history of psychology and is an associate editor of the APA Handbook of the Psychology of Women. In 2013, she served as president of the Society for the History of Psychology and is currently a member of the advisory board of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at the University of Akron.
Architecture: Andrew Shanken
Andrew Shanken is Professor in the Department of Architecture, U.C. Berkeley. His book, 194X: Architecture, Planning, and Consumer Culture on the American Homefront (2009), examines anticipatory architecture on the American homefront. Into the Void Pacific (2015) is an architectural history of the 1939 San Francisco World’s Fair. He also publishes on the topic of architecture and memory, conservation planning, keywords in architecture, and the imagery of urban planning.
Social work: Paul H. Stuart
Paul H. Stuart is a Professor in the School of Social Work, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, where he teaches courses in social welfare policy and services. He earned an MSW from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in History and Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was a social worker for the Indian Health Service on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and previously taught at Augustana and Sioux Falls Colleges in South Dakota, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and the University of Alabama. A social welfare historian, he has prepared several bibliographies on the history of social work and social welfare for Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work and co-edited, with John M. Herrick, the Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America (2005). He is the Archives Editor for the Journal of Community Practice and has contributed several “From the Archives” articles for that journal. He has written several books, journal articles, and book chapters on U.S. Indian policy, the settlement house movement, and the history of social work practice and education. His most recent articles are on the history of financial capability practice in social work and on social workers’ response to the 1916 polio epidemic, with Laurel Iverson Hitchcock.
Military and Intelligence Operations: Jonathan Reed Winkler
Jonathan Reed Winkler is professor of history and Chair of the Department of History at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is a historian of U.S. diplomatic, military and naval history, and international affairs in the modern era. A native of Ohio and graduate of Ohio University (1997, Phi Beta Kappa), he has studied at the universities of Edinburgh and Salamanca. He received his PhD. from Yale University (2004). He is the author of Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I (Harvard, 2008), winner of the Paul Birdsall Prize of the American Historical Association among other prizes. His articles, commentaries and reviews have appeared in Diplomatic History, The Journal of Military History, the Naval War College Review, and other venues. His current research project is an analysis of how the United States government coordinated commercial and military communications networks to meet transforming strategic interests across the entire 20th century.