Promoting Scholarship of Historical and Educational Significance
Growing up in Medfield, Massachusetts, marrying very young and living in various parts of America, Linda Morse persistently pursued an interrupted college education, culminating in an A.B. in anthropology from the University of Georgia in 1995. Linda then earned an M.Ed. at Framingham State University with a focus on American history and began her teaching career. After graduating with an M.A. in History from Providence College in 2010, her thesis was published in our Fall 2011 issue. The following year, Linda was invited to serve as editor of the New England Journal of History. She is grateful for the overwhelming support in this role from her associate editors, family, and colleagues at the Foxborough Regional Charter School where she has taught history since 2006. Linda and her husband Doug have two adult daughters of whom they are very proud and enjoy attending plays, visiting the Cape, and pursuing their careers.
David Brandon Dennis
David Brandon Dennis (Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2011) studies European and German history using global and transnational approaches. Specifically, his areas of focus include gender and sexuality history, maritime history, and the history of science. He has published in such venues as German History, Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society, and The Blackwell Companion to German Cinema. Currently serving as associate professor of history and head of the Humanities Program at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts, he is the recipient of numerous research grants and fellowships, including a DAAD Fellowship, Fulbright Research Award, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
R. A. Lawson (Ph.D., Vanderbilt, 2003) is a cultural historian who has written on musical, visual, and theatrical arts. His signature work is Jim Crow’s Counterculture: The Blues and Black Southerners, 1890-1945 (LSU Press), which won the Gulf South Historical Association’s Thomason Prize for book of the year in 2011. His most recent research and pedagogical projects explore the cultural history of medicine in the U.S.—work that was funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities. Lawson won the Hicks-Kennedy Award for service to the New England History Teachers Association for his role as associate editor at the New England Journal of History. He recently earned the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success for his contributions in and out of the classroom—the third pedagogical award of his career. He is professor of history and Director of the Honors Program at Dean College.
Darra D. Mulderry holds a Ph.D. in History of American Civilization from Brandeis University and an M.A. in Historical Studies from the New School for Social Research. She served as lecturer and assistant director of undergraduate studies for the Degrees in Social Studies program at Harvard University and is currently Associate Director of the Center for Engaged Learning and Adjunct Professor of History at Providence College. Darra specializes in modern intellectual history and U.S. political and religious history, and her articles on the history of U.S. Catholic sisters in the 20th century have appeared in Catholic Historical Review and American Catholic Studies. She is currently working on a book about U.S. nuns and social-justice education in the postwar years.
Ousmane Power-Greene is an associate professor of history and Director of Africana Studies at Clark University. Dr. Power-Greene’s first book, Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement (NYU Press 2014), examines black Americans' efforts to agitate for equal rights and in opposition to the American Colonization Society. He is co-editor with Ronald Johnson of a collection of essays titled, In Search of Liberty: Nineteenth Century African American Internationalism which will be published by the University of Georgia Press in 2021. He’s currently completing two research projects including an examination of Black colonizationists and one that traces African American emigration movements during the nineteenth century. He reviews books for American Historical Review, Journal of American History, and serves as a blind reviewer for several scholarly presses. Dr. Power-Greene serves on the advisory board of the David Ruggles Center of History and Education, teaches a Clemente Course in Springfield, and consults with primary and secondary school teachers regularly.
Book Review Editor
Erin Redihan is a lecturer at Worcester State University and Director of the Princeton (MA) Public Library. She is the author of The Cold War and the Olympics, 1948-1968 (2017) and several articles on the intersection of sport and the Cold War. Erin reviews books and serves as a blind peer reviewer for Journal of Sport History, International Journal of the History of Sport, and other select publications. She holds an M.A. in history from Providence College (2010) and a Ph.D. in history from Clark University (2014). Erin specializes in twentieth century history, particularly the Cold War, modern Russia, and American foreign policy. Her current research centers on the waning years of the Cold War, including the ways that sports and the media reflected the changing relationship between the superpowers.
Claire is a Wellesley alumna who has worked as a technical copy editor/proofreader for Analog Devices in Norwood, MA. She edits articles appearing in Portal, the newsletter of the Medfield Historical Society and has edited two books for Richard DeSorgher, Medfield Town Historian.