It gives me great pleasure to announce two new regular bloggers here at USIH: Peter Kuryla and Sara Georgini. Having both completed recent extended guest gigs (you can find Peter’s posts here and Sara’s here), they should be familiar to you, but let me reintroduce them.
Peter is Associate Professor of History at Belmont University, where he teaches courses in US intellectual and cultural history. He’s published on, among other things, Ralph Ellison, William and Henry James, and President Obama. He’s currently at work on a cultural and intellectual history of an “imagined civil rights movement.”
Sara is a Ph.D. candidate in American history at Boston University, and assistant editor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, an editorial project that has published nearly 50 scholarly editions of the personal and public papers written, accumulated, and preserved by President John Adams and his family. Her dissertation, “Household Gods: Creating Adams Family Religion, 1583-1927,” is a history of faith and doubt in one American family, charting the cosmopolitan Christianity that the Adamses developed while acting as transnational agents of American politics and culture. She is a founding contributor to The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History.
Pete and Sara will be blogging on alternate Mondays, with Pete starting tomorrow and Sara starting on February 8. Please join me in welcoming them to the blog!