What I Do: Historians Talk About Their Work

Screenshot of Laura Kamoie in her interview.Laura Kamoie talks to What I Do about how she went from being a history professor to a novelist and how her skills as a historian serve her well in her career as an author.

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Screenshot of Jessie Kratz in her interview.Jessie Kratz talks to What I Do about her role as historian for the National Archives.

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Rachel Reinhard talks to What I Do about her role as the director of the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, which serves, she says, "as a bridge between the university and K-12 classrooms, and to support the professional development of K-12 instruction."

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Stephen Aron, professor of history at UCLA, speaks with What I Do about his role as chair of the Institute for the Study of the American West, specifically how his work bridges the gap between research at universities and museums.

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Carol Geary Schneider speaks with What I Do about her role as president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and how she uses her background in history to further the AAC&U's mission: advancing and strengthening liberal education. 

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LuAnn Jones talk to What I Do about her role as a historian in the Park History Program, and how she uses her background in oral history to train and teach in a variety of interdisciplinary settings.

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John A. LawrenceJohn A. Lawrence, who wrote the inaugural essay in "Career Paths" in the September 2013 issue of Perspectives on History, sits down for What I Do and talks about his time on the Hill and how a historian's training helped him see what's really important, in any environment. 

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Lincoln BramwellLincoln Bramwell, Chief Historian, U.S. Forest Service, talks about his career path, which began as a volunteer firefighter in tandem to his graduate degree work, never imagining that these two interests would intersect. He describes his daily work at the Forest Service and the surprising ways in which he was able to bring his training in history and passion for firefighting together at the Forest Service. 

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