United States of America Program

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Keisha Blain
Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh

Keisha Blain is an historian of the 20th century United States who specializes in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research interests inclues black internationalism, radical politics, and global feminisms. She teachers history at the University of Pittsburgh and is the editor-in-chief of The North Star, originally founded by Frederick Douglass in 1847.

South Africa Program

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Daniel Magaziner
Professor of History; Associate DGS, History

Dan Magaziner is a historian of 20th century Africa. He received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and taught at Cornell University before coming to Yale in 2011. An intellectual historian specializing in South Africa, he published his first book, The Law and the Prophets: Black Consciousness in South Africa, 1968 – 1977, in 2010. The Law and the Prophets is a history of political thought in 1970s South Africa, focusing especially on the ways that young South African activists deployed radical Christian, indigenous African and global 1960s ideas to reinvigorate resistance to the apartheid state. The Law and the Prophets grew out of his dissertation research at Wisconsin, for which he was awarded a Fulbright Hays, and various other awards.

Gilder Lehrman Center Staff

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Thomas Thurston
Director of Education and Public Outreach

Thomas Thurston holds a B.A. in American Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MPhl in American Studies from Yale University. Prior to coming to the Gilder Lehrman Center he served as the Project Director of the New Deal Network, an educational website developed by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University. For his work developing the New Deal Network he received the first annual award for “Best Multimedia Resource” from the American Association for History and Computing and a “Best of the Humanities on the Web” citation from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Daniel Vieira
Media Project Manager, Gilder Lehrman Center

Daniel Vieira is the Media Project Manager at the Gilder Lehrman Center (GLC), where he works on producing the “Slavery and Its Legacies” podcast series, documenting all of the GLC’s public events, maintaining the GLC’s website, assisting with the center’s social media, and producing short documentaries. Before joining the GLC, he worked with the Robertwood Johnson Foundation helping to digitize stories from across the U.S. on the culture of health.