Richard Anderson

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Richard Anderson is the Public Programming and Exhibitions Manager and Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow for the Humanities Action Lab. In this role, he supports the local staging of States of Incarceration and Climates of Inequality, working with HAL’s university and community partners to design collaborative, justice-centered public programs. Prior to joining HAL, Richard spent two years as a postdoctoral scholar in The Humanities Institute at Pennsylvania State University, coordinating community engagement efforts and developing and implementing the curricular and outreach components of the Institute’s Mellon-supported Public Humanities Initiative. He also co-caught undergraduate public humanities courses rooted in community-based partnerships. Richard’s article “Taking Labor History Public” appeared in the March 2020 issue of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History. He is currently working on a book manuscript, Windy City Spoils: Machine Politics and Liberalism in Richard J. Daley’s Chicago. Since 2015 Richard has been an editor for the NCPH blog, History@Work and currently serves on the organization’s Advocacy Committee and Digital Media Group. He received a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Princeton University.