Andy Horowitz is an Assistant Professor of History at Tulane University, where he specializes in modern American political, cultural, and environmental history. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2014. Andy’s current research explores disasters and the questions they give rise to about race, class, community, trauma, inequality, the welfare state, urban and suburban development, extractive industry, and environmental change. He is writing a book, tentatively entitled How to Sink New Orleans: Katrina’s History, America’s Tragedy, 1915-2015, which is under contract with Harvard University Press. More information here.
Alison Kanosky completed her Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale in 2015. Alison’s work examines how communities experience economic transformation, and how state power impacts people in their day-to-day lives. She particularly focuses on how prisons, the military, and the security state become normalized in everyday life. Alison is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Lehigh University’s Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative, promoting the use of digital tools for engagement with the local community of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She co-founded the Ethnography and Oral History working group in 2010.
Chloe Taft is a scholar of twentieth- and twenty-first-century America, with a focus on the cultural, social, and political histories and experiences of urban development. Her book, From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City was published in 2016 by Harvard University Press. More information here.
Ruthie Yow is an ethnographer and historian of justice struggles and public education. She writes on race and ethnicity, activism, and citizenship as a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech. Find more information here.