The Team

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Joseph M. Adelman is a historian of media, communications, and politics in the Atlantic World. He teaches history at Framingham State University and serves as the Omohundro Institute’s Assistant Editor of Digital Initiatives.

Liz Covart is a history lover, a historian of early America, and the OI’s Digital Projects Editor. She has a strong interest in the social and cultural history of the revolutionary and early republic periods and holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Davis.

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Carlos DaSilva is the Program Assistant for Digital Communications at the OI.

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Martha Howard is the Director of Conferences and Communications at the OI. After receiving her MA in Art History from the University of Chicago, Martha began her career as Advertising Manager at the University of Chicago Press. She has held a variety of positions in higher education and scholarly publishing ever since, all of which have required her to help experts explain their fields to the wider world.

Adam X. McNeil is a 2nd-year Ph.D. student in History at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, focusing on Black experiences in the American Revolutionary era. He also regularly contributes to academic blogs The Junto and Black Perspectives.

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Kayla Pittman is a Ph.D. student in the History Department at William & Mary. Kayla’s research interests center on questions of gender, race, and ethnicity. Her work focuses on the history of Native/ Indigenous Peoples in 19th and 20th century United States.

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Holly White is a historian of the social and legal history of childhood, youth, and age in the early republic. She’s the Omohundro Institute’s Assistant Editor of Digital Projects and OI Publications. In this role she works closely with Liz on episode research, interview questions, and coordinates with show guests.

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Karin Wulf is a historian of early America. She’s the Executive Director of the Omohundro Institute, a Professor of History at William & Mary, and a Ben Franklin’s World guest scholar. She’s published three books and is at work on a fourth, which you can hear about in Ben Franklin’s World Episode 114.

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