Nathan Wuertenberg, Executive Editor and Founder, is currently a doctoral candidate at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is conducting research for a doctoral dissertation on the 1775 American invasion of Quebec, entitled “Divided We Stand: The American War for Independence, the 1775 Quebec Campaign, and the Rise of Nations in the Twilight of Colonial Empires.” He received his MA in history from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and his BA in history and Spanish from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He recently contributed a chapter to the two-volume series Violence in American Popular Culture entitled “From Knights to Knights-Errant: The Evolution of Westerns through Portrayals of Violence.” He can be contacted here and followed on Twitter at @nwuertenberg.
William Horne, Executive Editor, is a PhD candidate at The George Washington University researching the relationship of race to labor, freedom, and capitalism in post-Civil War Louisiana. His research interests include systems of power revolving around concepts of race, labor, identity, carcerality, capitalism, pedagogy, religion, the state, and empire. He is a former high school teacher, barista, and warehouse worker and is an avid home gardener. His dissertation, “Carceral State: Baton Rouge and its Plantation Environs Across Emancipation,” examines the ways in which white supremacy and capitalism each depended on restricting black freedom in the aftermath of slavery. He can be contacted here and followed on Twitter at @wihorne.
Lauren Angel, Associate Editor, is a PhD candidate in twentieth-century American history at George Washington University. Her dissertation “Hot Bodies, Cold War: Dancing America in Person and Performance” analyzes the representations of race, gender, and national identity in Cold War dance tours. Lauren’s current research has been funded by a Cosmos Scholars Grant, a New York Public Library Research Fellowship, and two GWU History Excellence Research Fellowships. Lauren also holds an MA in history and a Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate from Marshall University. Her undergraduate degree is a BFA in ballet performance from the University of Oklahoma. Lauren is a native resident of Huntington, West Virginia and is committed to issues surrounding poverty, race, and gender in the Appalachian region.
Tom Foley, Activism Editor, is a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University where he is writing a dissertation on on the rise of the hydrocarbon economy and its effect on ecology and politics in mid-nineteenth century Pennsylvania. His research interests include public digital history, slavery, the Civil War, and energy transitions. He has contributed to the Georgetown Slavery Archive (SlaveryArchive.Georgetown.edu) and has also written for the Journal of the Civil War Era and Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. He has earned degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Villanova University. Before pursuing graduate studies, Tom worked as an amusement park costume character, legislative researcher, park ranger, and mover. He can be contacted here.
Andreas Meyris, Media Editor, is a PhD student at the George Washington University specializing in American labor and political history. His dissertation will explore competing forms of American liberalism and transatlantic pacifism and social democracy prior to the New Deal. His areas of study also include political radicalism, extremism on the left and right, and the history of protest. Andreas is a native of Rochester, NY, attended Monroe Community College, and later received his BA in history and a specialization in adolescent education from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2012. His paper “The Common Ground of the Ballot Box: Defining Americanism in Post World War I America” won a best paper prize from Phi Alpha Theta that same year. Since 2008, Andreas has worked as an educator, maintenance worker, Erie Canal tour guide, and legal assistant. He is currently a graduate fellow at the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project. Andreas currently resides in Falls Church, VA. He can be contacted here.
Brittany Lewis, Social Media Editor, completed her undergraduate studies at Temple University with degrees in Broadcast, Telecommunications, and Mass Media and African-American Studies. Post-undergraduate school, she was accepted into the highly competitive Teach for America program. During her years of service, the state of Delaware awarded her the Teacher Cooperative/Retention Award for outstanding dedication and success in the classroom. During her time in Delaware, Brittany also obtained a Master of Secondary Education degree and graduated summa cum laude. Brittany was crowned Miss Delaware for the Miss America Organization in 2014. She is the recipient of the Carol Maclary Excellence in Education Award; Miss America Community Service Award and 1st runner up to the Miss America Jean Bartel Quality of Life Award. Brittany is currently a Ph.D. student in the History Department at George Washington University. Her research interests include 20th-century African-American history, cross-cultural solidarity movements, and city-suburb formation. She is the recipient of the Herber Prize for Best Teaching. She is the chairperson of the George Washington University branch of the DC History Graduate Student Association. She is also an adjunct professor of Ethnic Studies at Wilmington University. She can be contacted here.
Cory James Young, Copy Editor is a History PhD candidate and graduate student worker at Georgetown University. He received his MA at Georgetown and BA at SUNY Geneseo in Western New York. Before moving to D.C., Young taught eighth grade Social Studies and English in his hometown of Pittsford, New York. His research focuses on slavery, abolition, and migration in the northern United States, and he is in the planning stages of a dissertation that will examine the fates of Central Pennsylvania’s enslaved and slaveholding families in the wake of gradual abolition. He can be contacted here and followed on Twitter at @coryjamesyoung.