North America Experts
executive director and vice president, Institute for Women's Policy Research
Professor of History, Duke University; Project Director, "Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South," Center for Documentary Studies
I teach modern American and Afro-American history at Duke University, along with documenting and explaining black experiences of segregation. My scholarly interests began forming in 1963, when I received the first Rayford W. Logan Historical Prize (an all-expense scholarship) at Virginia Union University. During freshman year I had joined student sit-ins and pickets in downtown Richmond, plus camp...
National War College and Georgetown University
Former Congressman (D-Mo.), President & CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs
Director Emeritus, National Museumof American History, Smithsonian Institution
Associate Professor of History and of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University
I am a historian and journalist. I write on American politics, media and history for scholarly and popular publications, including most often the online magazine Slate, where I contribute a semi-regular column about history and current affairs. I teach at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where I am an associate professor in both the Department of History and the Department of Journalism and Medi...
A journalist, Ilan has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Slate, US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and Travel & Leisure, among other publications.
A 2007 – 2009 Journalism Fellow at The Asia Society, he was the recipient of the 2008 Lange-Taylor Prize, and was the recipient of a Knight International Journalism Fellowship, a Ruhr Grant from the University of Dortmund and the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism, as well as grants from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and The Nation Institute. Last fall he was a jou...
Associate Professor of History, University of California, San Diego
Born and raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, I grew up surrounded by extended family, attended the same schools as my parents and grandparents, and for a time lived in the house my great-grandmother built in the 1920s. I became interested in immigration history and ethnic politics in the rich multicultural environment of East Los Angeles, and when my family moved to north...
Associate Professor of Political Studies, University of Alberta Director, Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities
principal Arctic analyst, Office of Naval Intelligence