Perspectives on History Staff

Allison Miller

Allison Miller has been editor of Perspectives on History since June 2015. She earned her PhD in history from Rutgers University–New Brunswick and for two years held a Mellon postdoctoral teaching fellowship at the University of Southern California. She is the author of "Am I Normal? American Vernacular Psychology and the Tomboy Body, 1900-1940," published in Representations (Spring 2013). Before entering graduate school, she worked in magazine publishing, with staff positions at Lingua Franca, Paper, and Cosmo Girl. Her reviews, essays, interviews, and reported pieces have appeared in The NationNewsdayDissentIn These Times, the Village Voice, and Stay Free!, among other venues. Follow her on Twitter: @Cliopticon.

Managing Editor
Kritika Agarwal

Kritika Agarwal is the managing editor of Perspectives on History. She comes to the AHA from the University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB), where she completed her PhD in American Studies. In her role at the AHA, she writes and edits articles for Perspectives on History and Perspectives Daily. Follow her on Twitter: @kritikaldesi.

Editorial Assistant
Zoë Jackson

Zoë Jackson is the editorial assistant for the AHA. She supports the publications department and the Research Division, and helps with other projects. Zoë received a BA in history in May 2016 from Cornell University, where she focused on early modern English history.

Associate Editor, Web Content and Social Media
Elyse Martin

Elyse Martin edits content for the AHA website and maintains the AHA's social media presence. Prior to joining the AHA staff in February 2018, she worked for the Folger Institute, at the Folger Shakespeare Library, where she provided logistical support for advanced scholarly programming, including such initiatives as the Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) project, the NEH Office of Digital Humanities–funded Early Modern Digital Agendas series, as well as multiple NEH-funded conferences. She received her BA in French studies and comparative literature from Smith College, and was a TAPIF English Teaching Assistant in St. Quentin, France. Follow her on Twitter: @champs_elyse.

Coordinator, 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.

Marketing Manager
Katie Kaefer

Katie is the Marketing Manager for the AHA. Katie promotes the AHA’s programs, initiatives, activities, and publications while developing, implementing, and coordinating the Association’s marketing and branding strategies. Prior to joining the AHA she was the Journals Publicist at Duke University Press. Katie received a BA in History and English Literature from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2010 and an MA in American History and Digital History with a concentration in Women’s Studies from the University of Houston in 2012, where she studied women in the nineteenth-century South.

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