American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

October 2, 2019

Announcing ASHP/CML’s New Executive Director

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Anne Valk has been named to succeed Dr. Joshua Brown as ASHP/CML’s new executive director and as a professor of history with a focus on public history at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Valk brings to her new position extensive expertise in oral history and digital media projects as well as years of public humanities administrative experience, most recently at Williams College. Altogether they reflect her innovative ideas, commitment to public history, and ability to incorporate public history into graduate education. Her published works have focused on U.S. women's and social history, including the Jim Crow South, 1960s women’s liberation, civil rights activism from the 1940s to the 1980s, and the international “Take Back the Night” campaigns that continue today. Her publications include: Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, DC 1963-1980 (2008); Living with Jim Crow: African American Women and Memories of the Segregated South (co-authored with Leslie Brown, 2010); and U.S. Women’s History: Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood (edited with Leslie Brown and Jacqueline Castledine, 2017). Throughout her career, Dr. Valk has translated intellectually sophisticated studies into forms that engage both academic audiences and the wider public. The staff of ASHP/CML look forward to working with Dr. Valk on current and future projects and welcome her new visions for the future of ASHP/CML.