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 @BryanBanksPhD.


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 and Atlantic history, the Age of Revolutions, and the history of disasters and disease epidemics (on leave through spring 2023). She is the author of the book The Great Plague Scare of 1720: Disaster and Diplomacy in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Cambridge University Press, 2023). Follow her on Twitter @CindyErmus.

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

Jeffrey D. Burson is 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 an 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 (Interim Executive Editor Through Spring 2023)

Erica Johnson Edwards, PhD is Associate 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.

Itzel Toledo García, Editor

Itzel Toledo García holds a PhD in History from the University of Essex and is currently a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin. She is the author of the book El dilema entre la revolución y la estabilización: México y las potencias europeas, 1920-1928 (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, 2020). She is interested in the diplomacy of revolutions and the role of women in diplomacy. Her current research focuses on the use of public diplomacy in post-revolutionary Mexico and Weimar Germany.

Carrie Glenn, Social Media Editor

Carrie Glenn is an Assistant Professor of History at Niagara University. She teaches courses on early America, the Atlantic World, and the Age of Revolutions. She is currently working on a book project that explores the Haitian Revolution from the perspective of women in and around Cap-Français. Alongside this, she is developing a digital mapping project with Camille Cordier called In the Streets of Le Cap. Follow Carrie on Twitter @cleglenn.

Megan Maruschke, Editor

Megan Maruschke is assistant professor of global studies at Leipzig University. She teaches global history and area studies courses in international MA and PhD programs. Her current research focuses on Philadelphia as a border town and site of refugee mobility during the Age of Revolutions. She also works on entangled and comparative histories of American and French empires. Follow her on Twitter @MeganMaruschke.

Molly Nebiolo, Editor

Molly Nebiolo is a sixth-year PhD candidate in history at Northeastern University and a 2022-2023 dissertation fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. Her research covers the early Atlantic world, urban space, public health, early modern diseases, and environmental history. She has taught classes on U.S. medicine, global pandemics, and the history of colonialism and imperialism. She is also an avid DHer, with expertise in GIS, text analysis, and 3D/VR tools.

Samiparna Samanta, Editor

Samiparna Samanta, PhD is an Associate Professor of History at Jindal Global Law School, O. P Jindal Global University (JGU), India. Her research interests lie at the intersection of the history of science and medicine, colonialism, non-human animals, with a focus on late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Bengal. Her monograph, Meat, Mercy, and Morality: Animals and Humanitarianism in Colonial Bengal 1850-1920 (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2021) disentangles complex discourses around humanitarianism to understand the nature of British colonialism in India. At JGU, she teaches courses on Modern South Asia, law and the British Empire, Global History, historical research and writing, among others. Her current research examines the lives of human cadavers to write a history of the anatomical body in nineteenth and twentieth-century India.

Zachary Stoltzfus, Assistant Managing Editor

Zachary Stoltzfus is a Doctoral Candidate in Modern European History at Florida State University. His research focuses on land, credit, and political economy in ancien régime and revolutionary France. He is especially interested in how changes in property law by revolutionaries contributed to our understanding of modernity. Follow him on Twitter @rightzachatya.

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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 a 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.

Amanda C. Waterhouse, Editor

Amanda C. Waterhouse is a historian of the Americas. In 2021–22, she is a Future Faculty Teaching fellow at Butler University and a PhD Candidate at Indiana University. Her current research examines United States-Colombian relations during the Cold War through the lens of architecture and urban planning. She is interested in social and student movements, art and architectural history, and the history of Latin America, the United States, and the world. Follow her on Twitter @AmandaCWater.

Samantha Wesner, Editor

Samantha Wesner is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD from Cornell in 2022, where she wrote a dissertation on electrical science and revolutionary politics in France and the francophone Atlantic. She was also a visiting researcher at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales from 2020-2022 and a Mellon Fellow at Cornell’s Society for the Humanities from 2019-2020. You can find her on twitter at @sswesner.

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