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.
Cindy Ermus, Executive Editor, Co-Founder
Cindy Ermus, PhD is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Lethbridge where she teaches courses on European history, the Age of Revolution, 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.
Katlyn Carter, Editor
Katlyn Carter holds a PhD in History from Princeton University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan. 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.
Javier Puente, Editor
Javier Puente holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Latin American History at the Instituto de Historia of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He works, teaches, and writes on a variety of subjects related to campesino and indigenous insurrections, political violence, and environmental crises in Andean Peru. Follow him on Twitter @puentevaldivia.
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.
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.
Kacy Dowd Tillman, Editor
Kacy Dowd Tillman, PhD is an Associate Professor of English and Writing and Associate Director of the Honors Program at the University of Tampa. She studies letters, journals, and other forms of print culture of the American Revolution. She is currently researching female loyalist authorship and black loyalism in manuscripts of the late eighteenth century. The courses she teaches at Tampa include gender studies, literature of the early American republic, and early American foodways. Follow her on Twitter @kacytillman.
Erin Zavitz, Editor
Erin Zavitz, PhD is an English teacher and senior thesis reader at the Bosque School (Albuquerque, NM). Erin’s research focuses on 19th and 20th century Haiti, in particular collective memory of the Haitian Revolution and the construction of Haitian national identity. Follow her on Twitter @erinzavitz.