Fields of Study: Twentieth-Century U.S., Urban History, Gender and Sexuality, Labor, Public History
Advisor: Kevin Kruse
Richard Anderson studies twentieth-century U.S. history, with an emphasis on postwar social and political movements, as well as the transformation of urban landscapes and the built environment. 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 (NCPH) and contributes to the NCPH blog, History@Work. He received a B.A. in history from Northeastern Illinois University in 2006, an M.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008, and an M.A. in history (with a graduate certificate in Public History) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011.