Senior Managing Editor


American Historical Association

Laura Ansley joined the AHA as managing editor in September 2019, where she manages Perspectives on History, the AHA’s booklets, annual meeting program, and sundry other publications. She is co-facilitator of the Humanities and Social Sciences Publishing Professionals community of interest for the Society of Scholarly Publishing. In 2022, she received a Next Step Grant from the Association of University Presses. In 2023, she was promoted to AHA senior managing editor.

Previously, Laura worked at the American Society of Civil Engineers as a journals production editor and was an editorial apprentice at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. From 2017 to 2022, she volunteered as managing editor of Nursing Clio, a website focusing on histories of gender and medicine. She holds an MA in history from William & Mary and a BA in history and American studies from Case Western Reserve University.

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