Robert G. Parkinson, author of The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution, was awarded the OAH’s 2016 James A. Rawley Prize for the History of Race Relations. Parkinson He earned his PhD at UVA and teaches history at Binghamton University in New York.
Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, May We Forever Stand, and three other books, is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.
Clinton Crockett Peters, author of Pandora’s Garden, has won prizes from Shenandoah, North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Columbia Journal. His work also appears in Orion, Southern Review, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Berry College.
Brook Poston, author of James Monroe: A Republican Champion, is an associate professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University. He teaches courses on early America, Constitutional History, and the American presidency. This is his first book.
Christina Proenza-Coles, author of American Founders, holds a dual-doctorate in sociology and history from the New School for Social Research. She has been an assistant professor of the Atlantic World and African Diaspora at Virginia State University.
Allison Pugh is a sociology professor at UVa and the author of three books. Her first, Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture, was named one of twelve most influential books on the family since 2000. Her current research is on the standardization of work relationships.