Fields of Study: Twentieth-Century United States, Political History, Labor History, Urban History, Public History
Advisors: Kevin Kruse (chair), Alison Isenberg, Margot Canaday
Richard Anderson studies twentieth-century American political, labor, and urban history. His dissertation examines Chicago's Democratic political machine from the 1940s to the 1970s as a window onto the trajectory of postwar American liberalism.
From 2011-2014, Richard coordinated the Public History Initiative, a working group within the Princeton History Department. He previously sat on the New Professional and Graduate Student Committee of the National Council on Public History and currently contributes to the NCPH blog, History@Work. In 2014 Richard served as a research resident at the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago. 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.