Perspectives on History Staff

Ashley E. Bowen

Ashley E. Bowen joined AHA in April 2020 as the editor of Perspectives on History after serving as a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Science History Institute, she worked as a guest curator for the National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine Division. She received her PhD in American Studies and Public Humanities from Brown University in December 2016. Her general research interests include nineteenth century public health and medicine, the material culture of medicine, and representations of patient experience. Follow her on Twitter: @AEBowenPhD.

Managing Editor
Laura Ansley

Laura Ansley joined the AHA as managing editor in September 2019. She worked previously 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. In her free time, she volunteers as managing editor of Nursing Clio, a website focusing on histories of gender and medicine. She holds an MA in history from the College of William & Mary and a BA in history and American studies from Case Western Reserve University. Her ORCID is Follow her on Twitter: @lmansley.

Research and Publications Assistant
Alana Venable

Alana Venable is the research and publications assistant for the AHA. She supports the publications department, the Research Division, and helps with other projects. Alana graduated from William & Mary in 2020 with a BA in History. Her research interests include African American history and the history of public health.

Digital Communications Coordinator
Alexandra F. Levy

Alexandra F. Levy is the AHA’s digital communications coordinator. She manages the AHA’s website and social media platforms and other digital communications projects, and also coordinates the internship program at the AHA. She previously served as vice president at the Atomic Heritage Foundation and as a communications consultant. She holds an MA in history from the University of Virginia and a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania. Her specialties include World War II history and nuclear history. Follow her on Twitter: @AlexandraFL21.

Manager, Data Administration and Integrity
Liz Townsend

Liz Townsend started working at the AHA in 1991 as editorial assistant for the Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians. She now oversees the AHA Career Center; edits the Directory; staffs the Professional Division of the AHA Council, the Committee on Committees, and the Nominating Committee; oversees the election of AHA officers; and manages the annual meeting Registration and Job Center. She also maintains professional data in the AHA’s membership records and in the directories of doctoral programs and dissertations, helps update the website, proofreads most AHA publications, and consults on information technology issues in the office.

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