Edward Ayers [Founder & Publisher]
Ed is a digital history pioneer and the author of numerous books about the 19th century American South, including most recently The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America. He is a professor at the University of Richmond, where he served as president from 2007 to 2015. He is also a co-host of the podcast BackStory, and the current president of the Organization of American Historians. In 2012, Barack Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal "for his commitment to making our history as widely available and accessible as possible." Follow him here.
Tony Field [Editor]
Before launching Bunk, Tony was the founding senior producer of BackStory, where he helped pioneer new approaches to bridging scholarship and storytelling. He is a longtime public radio and podcast producer, having worked with On the Media, Radiolab, and Slate, among others. Follow him here.
Benjamin Breen [Found]
Ben is an assistant professor of history at University of California Santa Cruz, where he works on the history of medicine and science in the early modern world. He was a co-founder of The Appendix, a journal of experimental and narrative history. Follow him here.
Brent Cebul [Power]
Brent is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte where he teaches and writes about political history, urban history, and the histories of inequality and business. Follow him here.
Sara Georgini [Belief]
Sara is the Series Editor for The Papers of John Adams, part of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Her academic work covers diverse topics in Anglo-American religion and the role of regional literature in shaping national identity. She is a co-founder and contributor to The Junto. Follow her here.
Kevin Levin [Memory]
Kevin is a historian and educator who has written and lectured widely on the Civil War Era, historical memory, and public history. He is the author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder and editor of Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites. He blogs at Civil War Memory. Follow him here.
Sara Mayeux [Justice]
Sara is an assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School, where she researches and writes about criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, and American legal history. From 2009-12, she ran the Prison Law Blog. Follow her here.
David Singerman [Science]
David is an assistant professor of history and American studies at the University of Virginia. His work explores histories of labor, capitalism, globalization, and sugar. Follow him here.
Leah Wright Rigueur [Power]
Leah is an assistant professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power. Follow her here.
We depend on many hours of behind-the-scenes work by a team of students at the University of Richmond. Since January, 2017, it has included Ryan McEvoy, Miranda Rosenblum, Sam Garrison, Savannah Wilson, Claire Tate, Lauren Isley, Mallory Haskins, and Nat Berry.
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