Morgan Shahan

Morgan Shahan is a PhD candidate in 20th Century U.S. history at Johns Hopkins University. As a social and cultural historian, she is broadly interested in the intersection of social movements, race and racism, and the carceral state. Her dissertation, tentatively entitled “Managing Deviancy: Parole, Prediction, and Carceral Development, 1895-1939,” concerns the development and evolution…

Clara Han

I received a PhD from Harvard University and an MD from Harvard Medical School in 2007. My research interests cluster around themes of poverty, disease and illness, care and violence. I am particularly interested in the ways in which these themes are rendered in ethnography, through attention to everyday life and to the life of…

Nathan Connolly

I write about racism, capitalism, politics, and the built environment in the twentieth century. My work pays special attention to people’s overlapping understandings of property rights and civil rights in the United States and the wider Americas. I’m advancing, at present, two new book-length projects. The first is Four Daughters: An America Story. This collective…