Founding Editor in Chief, 2014–2021
Jon Butler is Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies at Yale University and Adjunct Research Professor of History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His books include Power, Authority, and the Origins of American Denominational Order (American Philosophical Society, 1978; new edition University of Alabama Press, 2009), The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in New World Society (Harvard University Press, 1983), winner of the Soloutos Prize and the Chinard Prize, Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People (Harvard University Press, 1990), winner of the Outler Prize and the AHA Beveridge Award for Best Book in American History, Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776 (Harvard University Press, 2000), and Religion in American Life: A Short History, co-authored with Grant Wacker and Randall Balmer (Oxford University Press, 2003), as well as many articles and reviews. In 2006 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from the University of Minnesota. He is writing a book, God in Gotham, about religion in Manhattan from the 1870s–1960s.
Geraldo Cadava is an Associate Professor of History and Latina and Latino Studies at Northwestern University. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University (2008) and a B.A. from Dartmouth College (2000). His first book, Standing on Common Ground: The Making of a Sunbelt Borderland (Harvard University Press, 2013), won the 2014 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, given annually by the Organization of American Historians. His work has also appeared in the Journal of American History, The New York Times, and the Atlantic Online, among other publications. He is currently at work on a book tentatively titled The Roots of Latino Conservatism: Empire, Capitalism, and Culture from 1810 to 2010.
Katherine Mellen Charron is an Associate Professor of History at NC State University, where she teaches classes in 20th century US, African American, southern, and women’s/gender history. She is the author of the award-winning Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark (The University of North Carolina Press, 2009) and co-editor of William Henry Singleton's Recollections of My Slavery Days. Her current research explores the black freedom struggle in the North Carolina black belt after the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Jane Dailey is Associate Professor of History, the College and the Law School at the University of Chicago. Prof. Dailey is a member of the editorial board for Law and History Review and the Journal of American Studies. She served as President of the Southern Association of Women Historians in 2010, and directed the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago in 2009-2010. In 2011 she was appointed to the academic advisory board of the German Historical Institute. She is the author of Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia (University of North Carolina Press, 2000), Jumpin' Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights (with Glenda E. Gilmore and Bryant Simon) (Princeton University Press, 2000), and The Age of Jim Crow: A Norton Documentary History (W.W. Norton, 2008). Prof. Dailey is currently finishing a book on race, sex, and the civil rights movement from emancipation to the present.
Keona K. Ervin is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri. She is the author of the award-winning book, Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis, and articles and reviews in International Labor and Working-Class History, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History, New Labor Forum, and Los Angeles Review of Books. A member of LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History’s Board of Contributing Editors and the Co-Chair of LAWCHA’s 2021 Conference, “Workers on the Front Lines,” Ervin is currently writing a history of Black women and labor struggle in the US, which will be published by Verso Books.
Timothy Gilfoyle is Professor and former chair of history at Loyola University Chicago, where he teaches American urban and social history. His publications focus on the development of 19th-century urban underworld subcultures and 20th-century planning, including A Pickpocket's Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York (W.W. Norton, 2006), City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790–1920 (W.W. Norton, 1992), and Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark (2006). He is an associate editor of the Journal of Urban History and an elected fellow of the Society of American Historians (2011), the American Antiquarian Society (2007), and the former president of the Urban History Association.
Angela Pulley Hudson earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. Since 2007, she has been Professor of History at Texas A&M University. Hudson has published numerous articles and book chapters, as well as two single-authored books: Real Native Genius: How an Ex-slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians (2015)—winner of the 2016 Evans Biography Prize—and Creek Paths and Federal Roads: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves and the Making of the American South (2010), both from the University of North Carolina Press. She has received grants and fellowships from the Newberry Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the American Antiquarian Society, and the American Philosophical Society, among many others. Hudson co-edits, with Andrew Frank and Kristofer Ray, the “Indians and Southern History” book series from the University of Alabama Press and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Civil War Era. At Texas A&M University, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on American Indians, the Native South, Race and Ethnicity, and 19th-century Popular Culture. In addition, she has convened the Indigenous Studies Working Group since 2008 and has served as the faculty adviser for the Native American and Indigenous Student Organization since 2014.
Susan Juster is the Rhys Isaac Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. She works on early American cultural history, religion in a transatlantic context, and the history of violence. Her publications include Sacred Violence in Early America (2016), Doomsayers: Anglo-American Prophecy in the Age of Revolution (2003), Disorderly Women: Sexual Politics and Evangelicalism in Revolutionary New England (1994), and Empires of God: Religious Encounters in the Early Modern Atlantic, co-edited with Linda Gregerson (2011). She is currently working on a study of the material life of English Catholics in the North American and Caribbean colonies from the early seventeenth century through the mid-eighteenth century.
Mark Lawrence is Associate Professor of History and Senior Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include the Vietnam War, U.S. policy toward Third World nationalism during the 1960s, and nuclear history. He is the author of Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005), which won the American Historical Association's George Louis Beer Prize and Paul Birdsall Prize and The Vietnam War: A Concise International History (Oxford University Press, 2008). He is now at work on a study of U.S. policy toward the developing world in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Michele Mitchell is Associate Professor of History at New York University and former North American editor of Gender & History. She currently serves on the editorial collective of Gender & History; she previously served on the editorial board of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and as an editorial board member of the American Studies Association’s online Encyclopedia of American Studies. Mitchell has additionally worked as a researcher for two major documentary projects: “Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South” (Duke University); and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project (Stanford University). A member of the Scholarly Advisory Board for the New-York Historical Society's Center for Women's History, Mitchell was also a historical adviser for the N-YHS exhibit, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow. She is the author of Righteous Propagation: African Americans and the Politics of Racial Destiny after Reconstruction (University of North Carolina Press, 2004), and the co-editor of Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality, and African Diasporas (with Sandra Gunning and Tera W. Hunter) (Blackwell, 2004), and Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges (with Stephan F. Miescher and Naoko Shibusawa) (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015). Her co-edited volume with Rebecca Davis, Heterosexual Histories, is forthcoming from New York University Press. Mitchell is now writing a book that is tentatively entitled Idle Anxieties: Youth, Race, and Sexuality during the Great Depression.
William G. Thomas is chair of the Department of History and the John and Catherine Angle Professor in the Humanities and professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is a faculty fellow of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at his university; and was founding director of the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Iron Way: Railroads, The Civil War, and the Making of Modern America (Yale University Press, 2011) and “Black and on the Border” in Slavery, Resistance, Freedom. Gabor S. Boritt and Scott Hancock, eds. (Oxford University Press, 2007), and was a co-editor of the pioneering digital history project Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War.
David K. Yoo is Vice Provost and Professor of Asian American Studies and History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is the author and editor of eight books, including Growing Up Nisei: Race, Generation, and Culture among Japanese Americans of California, 1924-49; Contentious Spirits: Religion in Korean American History, 1903-1945 and The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History. Professor Yoo has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar and a recipient of fellowships from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, UCLA Institute of American Cultures, and the Huntington Library. He is a series editor for the University of Hawai’i Press (Intersections) and the University of Illinois Press (Asian American Experience).
Cecelia F. Bucki is Professor of History at Fairfield University. She is the author of The 1930s: Social History of the United States (ABC-CLIO, 2009), and Bridgeport's Socialist New Deal, 1915-1936 (University of Illinois Press, 2001), winner of 2002 Homer D. Babbidge, Jr. Award for Best Book in Connecticut History. She is Editor in Chief of the biannual journal Connecticut History.
Colin Calloway is John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. Professor Calloway has written many books on Native American history, including, most recently, Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History (Oxford University Press, 2013), The Indian History of an American Institution: Native Americans and Dartmouth (University Press of New England, 2010); and White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal Peoples and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America (Oxford University Press, 2008).
Christopher Capozzola is Associate Professor of History at MIT. His research interests are in the history of war, politics, and citizenship in modern American history. His first book, Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen (Oxford University Press, 2008), examines the relationship between citizens, voluntary associations, and the federal government during World War I through explorations of military conscription and conscientious objection, home-front voluntarism, regulation of enemy aliens, and the emergence of civil liberties movements.
Ken Fones-Wolf is the Stuart and Joyce Robbins Professor of History, West Virginia University, where he teaches American working-class and Appalachian history. He is the author or coauthor of three books: Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie (University of Illinois Press, 2015), Glass Towns: Industry, Labor, and Political Economy in Appalachia, 1890–1930s (University of Illinois Press, 2007) and Trade Union Gospel (Temple University Press, 1989). He also serves as editor of West Virginia History.
Jennifer Frost is a historian of 20th-century United States society, politics, and culture at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is the author of “An Interracial Movement of the Poor”: Community Organizing and the New Left in the 1960s (New York University Press, 2001) and Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism (NYU Press, 2011). Her co-edited collection of essays with Kathleen A. Feeley, When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History (Palgrave) appeared in 2014. Currently, she is writing a book about producer-director Stanley Kramer, Hollywood liberalism, and Cold War America.
Christopher Grasso is Professor of History at the College of William and Mary. His published work includes A Speaking Aristocracy: Transforming Public Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Connecticut (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, 1999). He is currently editor of the William and Mary Quarterly and is working on a book about American religious skepticism.
Julia F. Irwin is an Associate Professor of History at the University of South Florida. Her research focuses on the place of humanitarianism, health, and welfare in 20th century U.S. foreign relations and international history. Her first book, Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation’s Humanitarian Awakening (Oxford University Press, 2013) is a history of the diplomatic and cultural significance of U.S. international relief efforts in the early 20th century, and particularly during the First World War era. She is now working on a second book-length project, Catastrophic Diplomacy: A History of U.S. Responses to Global Natural Disaster. This book will analyze how U.S. State Department agencies, branches of the U.S. military, American charities and relief organizations, and the U.S. public have responded to foreign disasters caused by tropical storms, earthquakes, floods, and other natural hazards throughout the 20th century.
Molly Ladd-Taylor is Associate Professor of History at York University in Toronto, Canada, where she teaches U.S. history and the history of childhood. Her research focuses on health, maternal and child welfare, and eugenics. Her publications include two co-edited volumes, Women, Health and Nation: Canada and the United States Since 1945 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003) and “Bad” Mothers: the Politics of Blame in Twentieth-Century America (New York University Press, 1998), and Mother-Work: Women, Child Welfare, and the State (University of Illinois Press, 1994).
Kenneth J. Lipartito is Professor of History at Florida International University. He is the author of The Bell System and Regional Business: the Telephone in the South (Johns Hopkins, 1989); Baker & Botts in the Development of Modern Houston (University of Texas, 1991), which received the T. H. Fehrenbach Award in Texas History; Constructing Corporate America (Oxford, 2004); Investing for Middle America: John Elliott Tappan and the Origins of American Express Financial Advisors (St. Martins, 2001); A History of the Kennedy Space Center (University Press of Florida, 2007), winner of the Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Prize. In 2012 he co-authored Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience (Cambridge University Press), which received the American Academy of Management, Social Issues in Management Book Prize.
The former editor of Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History, he is the recipient of the Newcomen Award from the Business History Conference and the Abbott Payton Usher Prize from the Society for the History of Technology.
John Majewski is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He specializes in 19th century U.S. history, with an emphasis on political economy. He is the author of Modernizing a Slave Economy: The Economic Vision of the Confederate Nation (University of North Carolina Press, 2009) and A House Dividing: Economic Development in Pennsylvania and Virginia before the Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
Masako Notoji is Emeritus Professor of Area Studies at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Barbara D. Savage is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in African American history, the history of American religious and social reform movements, and the history of the relationship between media and politics. The winner of the 2012 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion, Prof. Savage is the author of (among other books) Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion (Harvard University Press, 2008), and Broadcasting Freedom: Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938–1948 (University of North Carolina Press, 1999).
Bertrand Van Ruymbeke is Professor of American Civilization at the Université de Paris 8. He is a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2015–2020) as well as a Fulbright scholar (2015) and a member of the Council of the Omohundro Institute (Williamsburg, 2018–2020), and he sits on the board of the European Early American Studies Association (EEASA). He is the author of From New Babylon to Eden: The Huguenots and Their Migration to Colonial South Carolina (2006, National Huguenot Society Award); L’Amérique avant les États-Unis. Une histoire de l’Amérique anglaise 1497–1776 (2013, France-Amériques Award, pbk ed. 2016); and Histoire des États-Unis. De 1492 à nos jours (2018, Académie des Sciences, Lettres et Arts de Marseille Award). He is the coeditor of A Companion to the Huguenots (2016); The Atlantic World of Anthony Benezet (1713–1784); From French Reformation to North American Quaker Antislavery Activism (2016); Réforme et Révolutions (2012); Les Huguenots et l’Atlantique (2 v., 2009–2012); Naissance de l’Amérique du Nord. Les Actes fondateurs, 1607–1776 (2008); Constructing Early Modern Empires: Proprietary Ventures in the Atlantic World, 1550–1700 (2007); Protestantisme(s) et Autorité (2005); and Memory and Identity: The Huguenots in France and the Atlantic Diaspora (2003). He is also a cofounder of the Journal of Early American History.
is Associate Professor of Modern History at the University of Salzburg, and has taught U.S. history as a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, Franklin and Marshall College, and the University of New Orleans. He is the recipient of two Fulbright scholarships and is a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service). He also lectures on history at Salzburg College and is a former President of the Austrian Association for American Studies. Dr. Wagnleitner is the author of Coca-Colonization and the Cold War: The Cultural Mission of the United States in Austria After the Second World War (University of North Carolina Press, 1994) and the coeditor of Here, There, and Everywhere: The Foreign Politics of American Popular Culture (University Press of New England, 2000). His most recent book is Satchmo Meets Amadeus (Studien-Verlag, 2007). Dr. Wagnleitner serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Encyclopedia of New Orleans, and has been active as a member of the faculty for many Salzburg Global seminar sessions. His research interests include the cultural Cold War, jazz, and the classical music of globalization.
Yuka Tsuchiya is Professor of International/American Studies at Ehime University in Japan. She received a Ph.D. in American Studies from University of Minnesota in 2004, and her research interest has been U.S. cultural/public diplomacy during the Cold War era. She is the author of Constructing a Pro-U.S. Japan: the U.S. Information and Education Policy and the Occupation of Japan (Akashi-shoten, 2009); co-editor of The Occupying Eyes, the Occupying Voices: USIS Films and VOA Broadcasting in Japan in the Early Cold War Years (University of Tokyo Press, 2012) and De-Centering the Cultural Cold War: The U.S. and Japan (Kokusai Shoin, 2009). Her current research interests center on the U.S. “Atoms for Peace” campaign and atomic energy as “soft power” in the early Cold War era; U.S. state-sponsored documentary films (USIS films) during the Cold War era; academic and technological aid programs in the Cold War; and Japanese tuna fishermen and thermonuclear tests in the Pacific in the late 1950s and the early 1960s.