Keynote Speaker Bios

Kenneth T. Jackson
Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor in History and the Social Sciences, specializes in American social and urban history. His publications include The Ku Klux Klan in the City , 1915–1930 (1967); Cities in American History (1972); Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (1985); Silent Cities: The Evolution of the American Cemetery, with Camilo Vergara (1990); and, as editor, The Encyclopedia of New York City (1995). Jackson received the Great Teacher Award at Columbia in 1999; in 2001, the New York Council for the Humanities selected him as the council's scholar of the year.

Alan Brinkley
Alan Brinkley is University provost and the Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University. His publications include Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression (1982), winner of the National Book Award; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War (1995); and Liberalism and Its Discontents (1998). Brinkley was the recipient of the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize at Harvard in 1986 and of the Great Teacher Award at Columbia in 2003. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Rosalind Rosenberg
Rosalind Rosenberg, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of History, Barnard College, teaches American history with an emphasis on women's history. She is the author of Beyond Separate Spheres: Intellectual Roots of Modern Feminism (1982) and Divided Lives: American Women in the Twentieth Century (1992), as well as articles on gender, race, law, and comparative feminisms. Her new book, Changing the Subject: How the Women of Columbia Shaped the Way We Think About Sex and Politics, will be published by Columbia University Press in September 2004. Rosenberg has chaired the American Studies Program and the History Department.

Robert McCaughey
Robert McCaughey, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of History, Barnard College, has taught American history since 1969. His principal publications include Stand Columbia, A History of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1754–2004 (2003); Scholars & Teachers: The Faculties of Select Liberal Arts Colleges (1994); [With John A. Garraty] The American Nation (1987); International Studies and Academic Enterprise: A Chapter in the Enclosure of American Learning (1984); and Josiah Quincy: The Last Federalist, 1772–1864 (1974). A John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1975–76, he won the Emily Gregory Teaching Award in 1987. From 1987–94, he was dean of faculty, Barnard College.

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