Dr. Sarah Angne Alfaro has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in interior design, a certificate in historic preservation, and a doctoral degree in architectural studies. Sarah has worked in the field for both large and small design firms, designed residentially and commercially, ranging from institutional to themed-entertainment facilities. Later she became a territory manager and eventually opened her own practice. Sarah began teaching in 2007. She leans on a learner-centered approach to relay concepts of theory and practice into her pedagogy in order to mentor, equip, and collaborate among the future generation of designers. Sustainability has always been at the forefront of her practice, education, and scholarship. She has written for the Biomimicry Institute and developed a creative studio environment around this concept. Another passion for Sarah emerged in 2008 when she moved to Southern California to plant a church. Investing years in community outreach she experienced spiritual and cultural connections in a variety of spatial environments. The culmination of these experiences are seen in her dissertation, projected book, titled: Becoming Christ Cathedral: The Emergence, Rise, and Transformation of the Crystal Cathedral. Sarah uses a synergistic combination of qualitative methods in her scholarly investigations. Interested in how the designed environment shapes the actions of people, and how people shape the place, she is positioned in the field of environment-behavior (EB) focusing on the fluid built form; places in the state of becoming, never finished, always being performed. Her research and design interests combine her knowledge of the built environment, sociology, and religious studies to further understand and expand the meaning of place.
Diana W. Anselmo is an assistant professor of Film & Media History at Georgia State University. Her work on US silent cinema and female audiences has appeared in various anthologies and peer-reviewed journals, including Cinema Journal, Camera Obscura, Screen, Feminist Media Histories, Journal of Women’s History, and Film History. Her book on queer female reception in early Hollywood is forthcoming with the University of California Press (2023).
Alison Bailey I am an assistant professor in pre-modern Chinese literature in the Department of Asian Studies, UBC, 2018-. I received a BA (School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London), MA (University of British Columbia) and a PhD (University of Toronto), all in Chinese literature (modern and pre-modern). After graduating from SOAS I lived and worked in Beijing for nearly four years. I have researched, taught, translated and published on Chinese literature, language, culture, film, art and legal history. I have been based at UBC’s Department of Asian Studies and the Institute of Asian Research since 1995, but taught at SOAS (Lecturer in Chinese – Assistant professor tenure-track equivalent,1991-1996) and Cornell (Visiting Assistant professor 1990-91) prior to coming to UBC. I served as acting Director (2003-2004) and then Director of the Centre of Chinese Research (CCR) at UBC (2004-2011) and Director of China Links: Professional Seminars at UBC (2010-2012) – a training program in Canada and China promoting engagement with North American business, government and NGO representatives.
I served as an active Trustee on the Board of The Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden Society 2014-2021 and am a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Chinese Research, University of British Columbia
Dr Aparna Bandyopadhyay is an Associate Professor in History at Diamond Harbour Women’s University, West Bengal, India. She was formerly an Associate Professor in History in the West Bengal Education Service and had served several government colleges including Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata. She was awarded her doctoral degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in 2012. Her book, titled Desire and Defiance: A Study of Bengali Women in Love 1850—1930, based on her doctoral dissertation, was published by Orient BlackSwan in 2016. She has edited/co-edited four anthologies on Women’s Studies. She has completed a research project on A Leisure of Women’s Own: Television Megaserials and Bengali Women in Contemporary Kolkata. She is currently co-editing Her Story, a festschrift for Professor Geraldine Forbes. Her research interests include the social history of colonial Bengal with a focus on social reform, women’s everyday lives, violence, intimacy, emotions and leisure. She is also interested in women’s writings. Dr Bandyopadhyay has presented papers in many international and national conferences. She has also published a large number of articles in journals and edited volumes. Readers can follow her work on academia.edu.
Yair Berlin is a PhD student at The Interdisciplinary Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies at Bar-Ilan University, writing on Religious emotions and Textuality in the Israely Ultra-Orthodox Lithuanian yeshiva world, under the supervision of Prof. Hizky Shoham. As part of his MA studies Yair was studying the “daily folio” (Daf Yomi) program and its relation to modern consumer culture.
Greg Castillo is a Professor in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley and an Honorary Associate Professor of Architectural History and Theory at the University of Sydney school of Architecture, Design and Planning. His publications on cold war design politics and practices include Cold War on the Home Front: The Soft Power of Midcentury Design (University of Minnesota Press, 2010) and numerous essays in journals, anthologies, and museum catalogues. Castillo was the guest curator of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia (2017) at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive as well as a contributor to the exhibition catalog. He is co-editor of a collection in progress, Design Radicals: Spaces of Bay Area Counterculture (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming).
Shiau-Yun Chen is an assistant professor from History Department and Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She received her doctorate from the Department of History at Cornell University, with a minor in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in 2019. Her dissertation, titled “Legitimating and Constraining Womanly Violence in Ming China (1368-1644),” argues that certain forms of women’s violence emerged as integral to the very structure of Chinese families in the patriarchal institutions (including legal, social, and cultural). In 2019, she published an article titled, “Jealous and Violent: Constraining and Celebrating Wifely Jealousy in Mid-to-late Ming China” in Ming Studies and is currently working on a book manuscript titled, “Legal, Moral, and Man-Like: Circumscribing Womanly Violence in Ming China.”
Gary Cross is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Modern History at Pennsylvania State University and author of a number of histories of consumer culture, childhood, and popular culture in the U.S. and Western Europe. Most recent is Freak Show Legacies: How the Cute, Camp, and Creepy Shaped Modern Popular Culture. He is currently completing Making Time for Culture: A History.
Leander Diener has degrees from the University of Zurich and King’s College, London. He is working as a postdoc at the History of Medicine Department of the University of Zurich.
Husseina Dinani is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History and African Studies in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies and Department of Global Development Studies at University of Toronto Scarborough. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Women of the Postcolony: Mobility and Resourcefulness in southern Tanzania (1930s-1980s). She has published parts of this research in the International Journal of African Historical Studies and Gender & History.
Annelie Drakman got her PhD in 2018 from Uppsala University. She is a historian of ideas at the Department for Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University, working on expressions of joy in autobiographies by Nobel laureates in physics.
Seth Estrin is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several publications on Archaic and Classical Greek sculpture, and is currently completing a book entitled Grief Made Marble: Funerary Sculpture in Classical Athens. He received his PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016 and in 2020-21 was the J. Clawson Mills fellow in the Department of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Negar Goljan is a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, studying architectural history and theory. She received her M.Arch with distinction from the University of New Mexico and was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal. Her research concerns the realm of poetics in architecture, in particular the atmospheric drawings of Étienne-Louis Boullée as conduits for architectural-existential meaning.
Michele Greer holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Vincennes-Saint-Denis and a Masters in Humanities from the Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her first book is coming out soon “Emotional Histories in the Fight to End Prostitution”. Her current research applies a historical epistemological approach to the emotions of the far right in France and the USA.
Anna Grutza is a PhD Candidate in Comparative History at the Central European University in Budapest / Vienna. She holds an MA in Media and Cultural Studies from the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany, and an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Warsaw, Poland. In her dissertation on “Imperial Laboratories of Governance in Disguise: Seeing Through the Grid of Cold War Information Analysis”, she focuses on Cold War truth regimes, questions of epistemology and in particular the work of the US-American broadcaster Radio Free Europe and its research institute. In general, she works on the intersection between the history of Cold War social sciences, political and social history and the history of emotions. Her most recent article is entitled “Cold War (Post-)Truth Regimes: Radio Free Europe between ‘States of Affairs’ and the Epistemology of Hope and Fear”.
Sharon Halevi, a historian of the United States, is the Chair of the Dept. of Multidisciplinary Studies and a faculty member of the Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Program, at the University of Haifa, Israel. She is a founding member of the Israel Association of Feminist and Gender Studies and was a member of its board. Among her research interests are the history of identities (personal, political, ethnic etc.), the relationship between women and the state, the public and political role of wives, and the history of girlhood in early America. She has published numerous articles about politics, gender and the media and American women’s autobiographies. She has recently completed a book manuscript entitled Revolutionary Selves, which examines the narrative articulations of personal identity (in autobiographies) in the early American republic.
Cheryl Harned (University of Massachusetts Amherst, firstname.lastname@example.org) is a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her dissertation, “Collected: Trauma, Wonder, Identity and the Birth of the Modern Museum Movement,” explores the life of an early twentieth century collector and the complex relationship between objects, emotions, and identity. A former Andrew W. Mellon/Five Colleges, Inc. Graduate Fellow in the Public Humanities at UMass Amherst and assistant curator of the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College, when not dissertating she enjoys partnering with local history museums to create engaging exhibitions and serves on the board of the National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites.
Jisoo M. Kim is Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literatures. She is the Founding Director of the Institute for Korean Studies (2017-present) and the Founding Co-Director of the East Asia National Resource Center (2018-present) at GW. She also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Korean Studies. She is a specialist in gender, law, and emotions in Korean history. Her broader research interests include gender and sexuality, crime and justice, forensic medicine, literary representations of the law, history of emotions, vernacular, and gender writing. She is the author of The Emotions of Justice: Gender, Status, and Legal Performance in Chosŏn Korea (University of Washington Press, 2016), which was awarded the 2017 James Palais Prize of the Association for Asian Studies. She is also the co-editor of The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nation by JaHyun Kim Haboush (Columbia University Press, 2016). She is currently working on a book project tentatively titled Emotions, Sex Crime, and Gendered Subjects: A History of Adultery Law in Korea. She received her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University.
Dr. Dennis B. Klein is Kean University Professor of History and director of the Jewish Studies program and the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program. Before joining the university in 1996 he served as founding director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Braun Center for Holocaust Studies and its Hidden Child Foundation as well as editor in chief of ADL’s Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies. He is the author or editor of seven books, including Jewish Origins of the Psychoanalytic Movement, Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto, The Genocidal Mind, Survivor Transitional Narratives, and Societies Emerging from Conflict: The Aftermath of Atrocity. He is currently at work on a book about bystander incrimination in the late 20th century. In June, 2021, he led an NEH-funded seminar for junior faculty nationwide titled “The Search for Humanity After Atrocity.” In November, 2021, he was elected to his local town’s Board of Education. Among his other affiliations is the Fair Trade movement (local chair), NJ Human Relations Council Executive Committee (member), US Holocaust Memorial Council (education committee), and Jewish Community Relations Council (co-chair). He and his wife are parents of three children and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Daniel P. Kotzin is a Professor of History at Medaille College. His current scholarship focuses on an interdisciplinary research project that examines the diaries, letters, and memoirs of Irish immigrant soldiers in the Union army during the American Civil War. Dr. Kotzin’s biography, Judah L. Magnes: An American Jewish Nonconformist, was published by Syracuse University Press in 2010. In addition to his scholarly research, he has published several articles on his pedagogical approach to teaching history in The History Teacher and Teaching History.
Heather Martel is Associate Professor of History at Northern Arizona University. She is a cultural historian whose scholarship engages science, faith, and colonialism in the 16 C Atlantic World and the history of gender, race, and sexuality, culminating in her recent book, Deadly Virtue: Fort Caroline and the Early Protestant Roots of American Whiteness (University Presses of Florida, 2019). She has published in the Journal of the History of Sexuality, the Journal of World History, and Atlantic Studies, as well as in edited collections. Currently, she is researching understandings of climate, relations with nature, and the concept of the occult in 16th C Atlantic colonialism.
Susan J. Matt is Presidential Distinguished Professor of History at Weber State University. Her research focuses on the history of emotions and US social history. She is co-author of Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid: Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter (Harvard University Press, 2019). She is author of Homesickness: An American History (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Keeping Up with the Joneses: Envy in American Consumer Society, 1890-1930 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003). She edited A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Age of Romanticism, Revolution, and Empire, for Bloomsbury, and co-edited with Peter Stearns Doing Emotions History. With Stearns, she edits the history of emotions series for Bloomsbury. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times,the Washington Post, Slate, Salon, the Wall Street Journal, and the Journal of American History among other places.
Manuel Merkofer PhD student at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at The University of Zürich and the Center for History of Knowledge ETH/UZH Zürich.
Michael L. Monheit received his Ph.D. in history from Princeton University in 1988. He was a history professor at the University of South Alabama for 23 years, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses on the Reformation, Renaissance, and Major European Thinkers 1500 to the Present, and undergraduate courses on Witchcraft and Witch-hunting. He also taught the Western Civilization I survey more times than he can count. He was instrumental to implementing a Religious Studies Minor and in promoting the creation of an Islamic History position. He retired in June, 2014, and is now Associate Professor Emeritus.
W. Gerrod Parrott is Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, where he studies human emotion. His published work has focused on three areas: philosophical and historical approaches to the concept of emotion; emotion’s social foundations and functions, including such social emotions as embarrassment, shame, guilt, envy, and jealousy; and the influence of emotion and emotional self-regulation on thought. His most recent book is The Positive Side of Negative Emotions (Guilford Press). He has served as Editor of the journal Cognition and Emotion and as President of the International Society for Research on Emotion, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal Emotion Review.
Vyta Pivo is a postdoctoral scholar and assistant professor specializing in architectural and urban history, environmental studies, and the U.S. in global context. Her current project, Baptized in Concrete: A Material History of the US Empire, documents the global ambitions of the U.S. cement and concrete industries along with the environmental and social consequences of their unfettered expansion. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Journal of Architectural Education, and a host of popular outlets, including Psyche/Aeon, Humanities, PLATFORM, Metropole, Gotham, and SAH Archipedia. She holds a PhD in American Studies from the George Washington University, an MA in architectural history from University College London, and a BA in studio arts/architecture from Wesleyan University.
Kaitlin Pontzer works on political culture in 17th and 18th century England. Her research interests include partisan politics, rhetoric, empire, history of emotions, and gender. Before pursuing doctoral studies at Cornell, she studied the history of early modern England at Loyola University Chicago and Humanistic Studies at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame. She was a contributing writer for Synapsis, A Health Humanities Journal and has taught courses on the early modern death penalty at Cornell University. She defended her doctoral dissertation at Cornell University in 2021.
Dr. Tara Prakash is Assistant Professor of Ancient Art at the College of Charleston. She received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University with a specialty in the art and archaeology of ancient Egypt. Dr. Prakash has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Johns Hopkins University, and she previously was the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence at California State University, San Bernardino. Her research focuses on issues of ethnicity and identity, foreign interactions, artistic agency, and the visualization of pain and emotion in ancient Egypt. Her forthcoming book, Ancient Egyptian Prisoner Statues: Fragments of the Late Old Kingdom, is the first comprehensive study on the prisoner statues, a unique series of Egyptian statues that depict kneeling bound foreigners.
Anna Pravdica graduated summa cum laude from Suffolk University, writing a thesis in History and Literature on Eliza Haywood’s 1725 novella “Fantomina” and early eighteenth-century English ideas about emotion, social identity, and the theater. She has also written about feeling, family, and community in English witchcraft pamphlets and their theatrical adaptations. She completed her MSc at the University of Edinburgh and will begin her PhD at the University of Warwick in the fall, writing about emotional sincerity, social authenticity, and performance in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England.
Marina Prusac-Lindhagen is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology and Keeper of the Classical and Egyptian Collections of the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway, where she recently curated the exhibition ‘Emotions in Antiquity and Ancient Egypt’ (2020-2025). She has co-edited several anthologies, among others ‘Reading Roman Emotions. Visual and Textual Interpretations’ (2019), and published widely on memory and the reuse of Roman sculpture. She has written two monographs: ‘From Face to Face. Recarving Roman Portraits and the Late-Antique Portrait Styles (2011), and ‘South of the Naro, North of the Drilo. Landscape and identity in Roman Dalmatia 500 BC-AD 500’ (2007). She has held several legacies at the Norwegian institutes in Athens and Rome.
Valentina Ramia is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at Stanford University. She was a Prize Fellow at the New School for Social Research where she received an MA in anthropology and an MS in public policy management. Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. Her work is at the intersection between medicine and law and her dissertation focuses on how fear is interpreted in U.S. asylum law. She is also a classically trained pianist.
William Reddy received his degrees (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) from the University of Chicago, finishing there in 1974; after a year at the School of Social Science of the Institute for Advanced Study, and a post-doc in the Department of Psychology and Social Relations at Harvard, he arrived at Duke in 1977. He has been awarded, among others, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, brief visiting fellowships at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and fellowship years at the National Humanities Center and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. He teaches European history, French history from the eighteenth century to the present, cultural theory (especially the joint methodological interests of historians and anthropologists). His past research has dealt with such issues as the social history of industrialization, comparative social history of the modern era, the history of emotions and gender identities in France since 1750, theories of culture, and theories of emotions.
Eric H. Reiter is Professor of History at Concordia University in Montreal, where he teaches and researches the legal history of Quebec and Canada. His 2019 book, Wounded Feelings: Litigating Emotions in Quebec, 1870-1950 (University of Toronto Press for Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History) was awarded prizes by the Canadian Historical Association and the Governor General of Canada. His current work is on workplace accidents in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Quebec and the legal regulation of grief.
Caroline Richard I am Caroline Richard, I am 26 years old. I completed entirely literary studies in France : I have a master degree in Latin studies. I am currently PhD student at Sorbonne-Université in Paris and I prepare a master degree in Digital Humanities at Université Paris-Nanterre. I have been studying ancient emotions for 6 years, after having chosen to specialize in this field of study for my Master’s degree. My study field is the representation of emotion in the ancient epic poetry and, more generally, the literary manifestations in emotions in ancient texts. I am also interested in the methodological issues involving Digital Humanities for the study of literary emotions.
Bermarie Rodríguez Pagán is a graduate student of the Doctoral Program of the Department of History at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She is interested in the history of emotions, such as romantic love, as well as the history of gender, race, and heterosexuality. Also, she is interested in visual arts, cultural studies, music, and the management of digital archives based on the university musical memory. In 2013, she created the Digital Archive of the Tuna of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and currently her research is focused on this musical group, romantic love conceptions expressed in serenade songs and its impact on the normalization of heterosexuality in Puerto Rico.
Katrine Rønsig Larsen is a PhD Student in History at the University of Copenhagen (2020-2023). Her PhD project focuses on historicizing experiences of violence in the family in Denmark from 1970 to 2020. Her special areas of research are family violence as well as the history of emotions, senses, and experiences. She was recently a visiting scholar at HEX – Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences at Tampere University, Finland (2021).
Barbara K. Sain is Associate Professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She specializes in theological anthropology and the social impact of engineering. Her work on Advent and Christmas is part of a broader project on the emotional experience of twentieth century American Catholics.
Ilaria Scaglia is Senior Lecturer at Aston University in Birmingham (UK). Before this, she was Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Geography at Columbus State University, USA (2013-2018) and a Volkswagen-Mellon post-doctoral research fellow in Germany (Free University Berlin) and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre “History of Emotions” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (2016–17). She works on twentieth century international history with a special focus on culture, aesthetics, and emotions. Her first book, The Emotions of Internationalism: Feeling International Cooperation in the Alps in the Interwar Period, was published with Oxford University Press in 2019. Her previous publications dealt with the interplay of art and performative politics, nation branding and international cooperation, and the moral economy of internationalism. Ilaria is currently working on a history of the emotions of archival research, with particular emphasis on how technology—and the practice of reproducing documents—changed the archival experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Josephine Selander, PhD student at Chair for History of the Modern World, ETH and at the Center for History of Knowledge ETH/UZH, Zürich. She is affiliated with the History of ideas at the Department of culture and aesthetics, Stockholm University.
Nathanael Shelley is a Term Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Civilizations at Barnard College– Columbia University, specializing in cultural history of the Middle East and Antiquity. His research concerns the legacies of Antiquity and the critical investigation of cultural forms in history, especially identity concepts and perceptions of social difference such as ideas of ethnicity, race, and alterity. He received his PhD in 2016 from Columbia University with a dissertation entitled The Concept of Ethnicity in Early Antiquity: Ethno-symbolic Identities in Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and Middle Babylonian Texts. From 2015-16, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University. He recently taught Liberal Studies at New York University and provided public education on Great Books and Islamic Civilization in Garrison, NY (with a grant provided by Humanities New York). He previously taught Literature Humanities as a Graduate Lecturer of the Columbia Core; held the Jeremy Black Studentship in Sumerian and Akkadian at Oxford University, and studied at Yale University, Institut Bourguiba des Langues Vivantes (Tunis), Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and the University of Buffalo.
Peter N. Stearns is University Professor of History at George Mason. He has been working in the field of emotions history for several decades, with publications on a number of different emotions as emotional styles. Recent books include works on shame and on happiness, as well as edited collections (in print or in the works) on death, on emotions history and on happiness. He is currently working on a history of student anxieties.
Stanislav (Stas) Tarasov is a recent Ph.D. graduate (August 2021) in Russian History from Georgetown University. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Tel-Aviv University. His main research interests center on the history of emotions and cultural history more broadly. In 2018 he presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in Boston on the role of “enthusiasm” in the emotional performance of the Russian secret societies in the 1820s. His dissertation is titled, “Noble Feelings of Dissent: Russian Emotional Culture and the Decembrist Revolt of 1825.”
Atena Ungureanu (University College London, email@example.com) is a final year PhD candidate in Egyptology at University College London. Her dissertation focuses on the reappearance of funerary scenes in Egyptian elite tombs of the Late Period as a marker of cultural identity. She undertook her undergraduate studies in Cairo and in 2021 was a visiting research scholar at Yale University. Her research interests lie in the iconography of emotions, the impact of foreign occupations on the movement of artefacts, and the ‘other’ in past and present cultures.
Katherine J. Wheeler is a Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture + Design where she teaches architectural history, theory, and design. Prior to returning to Tennessee, she taught at the University of Miami for over a decade. Wheeler received her Ph.D. from MIT, her Master of Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Tennessee. Her interest in the writings of John Ruskin stems from research for her first book, Victorian Perceptions of Renaissance Architecture (2014), which has also led to her current work on networks of co-production of architecture in Victorian Glasgow.
Joy Wiltenburg is Professor Emerita of History at Rowan University. Her last book, Crime and Culture in Early Modern Germany, examined the emotional appeals of early sensationalism. She also explored issues of gender and power in Disorderly Women and Female Power in the Street Literature of Early Modern England and Germany. Her new book, Laughing Histories: From the Renaissance Man to the Woman of Wit, is due out this year from Routledge.
Amy Louise Wood is a professor of History at Illinois State University. She is the author of Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940 (UNC Press, 2009), which won the Lillian Smith Book Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in History. She is also an editor of several collections including, Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2019). She is currently writing a cultural and intellectual history of criminality and prison reform, titled “Sympathy for the Devil: The Criminal in the American Reform Imagination, 1870-1940” (under contract, Oxford).
Meghan Woolley’s research examines the role of emotions in the aristocratic culture of Anglo-Norman England, particularly in intersections with politics and law. She recently completed her Ph.D. at Duke University, where she completed a dissertation titled “The Heart of the Court: the Role of Emotions in Shaping English Law, 1114-1288.” Her research has been supported by grants from the Duke Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Huntington Library, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Kenan Institute for Ethics.
Professor Fruma Zachs is an historian in the department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Haifa. She spent her post-doc in St. Antony’s College (Oxford) and is the author of The Making of a Syrian Identity – Intellectuals and Merchants in Nineteenth-Century Beirut (Brill) and co-author of Gendering Culture in Greater Syria: Intellectuals and Ideology in the Late Ottoman Period (I.B. Tauris). Also, she is co-editor of Ottoman Reform and Muslim Regeneration (I.B. Tauris) and recently co-edited a volume titled Children and Childhood in the Ottoman Empire: From the 15th to the 20th Century, published by Edinburgh University Press. Professor Zachs specializes in the Nahda period (Arab awakening) in Greater Syria and Egypt. Her research focuses on intellectual, social, cultural and gender perspectives in late Ottoman Syria. She has published several articles on these topics in various leading journals and has written relevant entries in encyclopedias.