Editors

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Bryan Banks, Executive Editor, Co-Founder

Bryan Banks, PhD is Assistant Professor of History at Columbus State University. He teaches courses on European history, the Age of Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Nineteenth-Century Europe, and historical writing. His current research focuses on Huguenot refugees during the French Enlightenment and French Revolution. Follow him on Twitter @Bryan_A_Banks.

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Cindy Ermus, Executive Editor, Co-Founder

Cindy Ermus, PhD is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she teaches courses on European history, the Age of Revolutions, and the history of disasters. Her current research explores crisis management and exploitation in eighteenth-century port cities, especially responses to the 1720 Plague of Provence in Europe and its colonies in the Americas and Asia. Follow her on Twitter @CindyErmus.

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Jeff Burson, Editor, Consortium on the Revolutionary Era Selected Papers Liaison

Jeffrey D. Burson is Associate Professor at Georgia Southern University where he teaches courses on Early Modern and Modern French History, and the History of the French and Atlantic Revolutions. He is the author of the The Culture of Enlightening: Abbé Claude Yvon and the Entangled Emergence of the Enlightenment (Notre Dame, 2019), The Rise and Fall of Theological Enlightenment: Jean-Martin de Prades and Ideological Polarization in Eighteenth-Century France (Notre Dame, 2010), and a number of articles and chapters. Professor Burson is also editor of “Jesuits in an Age of Enlightenment,” a special issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies (2019); co-editor, with Anton M. Matytsin, of The Skeptical Enlightenment: Doubt and Certainty in the Age of Reason (Oxford University Studies on the Enlightenment, 2019); co-editor with Jonathan Wright, of The Jesuit Suppression in Global Context (Cambridge, 2015); and with Ulrich L. Lehner, of Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe a Transnational History (Notre Dame, 2014). He is a past president of the European History affiliate of the Southern Historical Association (2018), and of the Southwestern Historical Association (2013), and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, the Governing Council of the Western Society for French History, and is a member of the editorial boards of both French Historical Studies and Historical Reflexions/Réflexions historiques. His current book project concerns the global dimensions of the Jesuit relationship to the cultural history of the long eighteenth century.

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Katlyn Carter, Editor

Katlyn Carter holds a PhD in History from Princeton University and is currently a visiting assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame. Her current research explores state secrecy and representative politics in the eighteenth-century Atlantic World. She is interested in the comparative study of revolutions and history of the book and media.

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Erica Johnson Edwards, Editor

Erica Johnson Edwards, PhD is Assistant Professor of History at Francis Marion University.  She teaches courses on European history, the Atlantic World, and historical writing.  She is author of a monograph, Philanthropy and Race in the Haitian Revolution, part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Her current research focuses on negres marons, disability, and abandonment in the French Caribbean.  Follow her on Twitter@DrEricaJohnson.

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Javier Puente, Editor

Javier Puente holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College. He works, teaches, and writes on a variety of subjects related to campesino politics and rural environments, insurrections, and the manifold impacts of social and political violence in Andean Peru. Follow him on Twitter @puentevaldivia.

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Blake Smith, Editor

Blake Smith is a Harper Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago. He researches connections between France and India in the eighteenth century and beyond. His has written articles for journals such as History of European Ideas and History of the Economic and Social History of the Orient as well as popular media.

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Rob Taber, Editor

Robert D. Taber, Ph.D. is assistant professor of government and history at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. A historian of Haiti, he is currently working on a book project examining the intersection of slavery and family life in Saint-Domingue and the early Haitian Revolution. Follow him on Twitter @RobTaber.

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Kacy Dowd Tillman, Editor

Kacy Dowd Tillman, PhD is an Associate Professor of English and Writing and Co-Director of the Honors Program at the University of Tampa. She studies early American manuscript & print culture — particularly letters and diaries — and loyalism, a subject about which she has recently published in Stripped and Script: Loyalist Women Writers of the American Revolution with the University of Massachusetts Press (2019). Her new research projects include Black loyalism in The Book of Negroes and the intersection of fake news & the rhetoric of disease in early American novels. The courses she teaches at Tampa include gender studies, literature of the early American republic, and the early American origins of modern social justice movements. Follow her on Twitter @kacytillman.

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