Member of the Week: Anne Gray Fisher

Anne Gray Fisher Assistant Professor of U.S. Gender History University of Texas – Dallas @annegrayfischer Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? The Streets Belong to Us traces the history of sexual policing—the ways people’s bodies and their presumed sexual practices are surveilled and targeted by law enforcement—on city streets in the modern […]

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Member of the Week: Gene Morales

Gene Morales Lecturer, History Texas A&M University-San Antonio @gtmorals Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? My current research examines the 1968 HemisFair, a World’s Fair created in San Antonio, Texas, during a pivotal year in U.S. history. My family is what drew me to the project. I had always heard stories […]

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Member of the Week: Felix Cowan

Felix Cowan PhD Candidate Department of History University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? My current research is on the Russian penny press in the early twentieth century: small, accessible, hugely popular newspapers that sold for a single kopeck per issue and targeted the Russian Empire’s growing […]

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Member of the Week: Marcio Siwi

Marcio Siwi Assistant Professor in Latin American History and Metropolitan Studies Towson University  Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? As an urban historian working at the intersection of race, class, and urban development, I am interested in exploring the city as a site of contestation where diverse populations with conflicting attachments […]

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Member of the Week: Michelle Nickerson

Michelle Nickerson Associate Professor of History Loyola University Chicago Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? I am currently finishing a book called Spiritual Criminals: How the Camden 28 Put the Vietnam War on Trial about a group of activists in the long 1960s who raided a draft board to disrupt the conscription […]

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Member of the Week: Andra Chastain

Andra Chastain, PhD Assistant Professor of History Washington State University, Vancouver Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? I’m currently revising my book manuscript, which is a history of the metro system in Santiago, Chile. This project sparked my interest because its history crosses several key political divides in Chile’s history: it […]

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Member of the Week: Debjani Bhattacharyya

Debjani Bhattacharyya, PhD Professor and Chair for the History of the Anthropocene Department of History, University of Zürich Twitter: @itihaashtag  Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? I am currently working on a project tentatively titled “Climate Futures’ Past: Law and Weather Science in the Indian Ocean World.” Ranging from the eighteenth […]

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Member of the Week: Dave Hochfelder

David Hochfelder, PhD Associate Professor History Department, University at Albany, SUNY Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? My current research is on the history of urban renewal, in particular, a public/digital history of urban renewal in New York State we’re calling Picturing Urban Renewal. I and my two colleagues, Ann Pfau and […]

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Member of the Week: Di Wang

Di Wang, PhD Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of History University of Macau Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? In recent years, I have focused on my project “Transformation of Urban China: Everyday Life during the Era of Commercialization.” In the recent three decades, nearly all Chinese cities have been rebuilt. […]

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Member of the Week: Lisa Krissoff Boehm

Lisa Krissoff Boehm, PhD Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Professor of History and American Studies, Bridgewater State University @BoehmLisa Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? At this time I am working on three book projects. First, with co-author Steven H. Corey, I am working on a revised edition of our 2015 […]

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