Fields of Study: Twentieth-Century United States, Urban History, Labor History, Political History, Public History
Advisor: Kevin Kruse, Alison Isenberg
Richard Anderson studies twentieth-century U.S. urban, political, and labor history. His dissertation examines deindustrialization, machine politics, and grassroots activism in postwar Chicago.
In addition to serving as the student coordinator of the history department’s Public History Initiative, Richard sits on the New Professional and Graduate Student Committee of the National Council on Public History and contributes to the NCPH blog, History@Work. He received a B.A. in history from Northeastern Illinois University, an M.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an M.A. in history (with a graduate certificate in Public History) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.