Who We Are


Teresa Mangum, University of Iowa, and Anne Valk, Williams College, in collaboration with Meredith Stabel, Acquisitions Editor, University of Iowa Press

Advisory Board

  • Myrna Breitbart, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Hampshire College; founding member of the Holyoke Planning Network
  • Jan Cohen-Cruz, Director of Imagining America and Professor of Theatre, Syracuse University
  • Matthew Countryman, Director, Arts of Citizenship Program and Associate Professor of American History and Public History – University of Michigan
  • Gregory Jay, Founding Director, Cultures and Communities Program and Professor of English and American Studies – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
  • Lisa Yun Lee, Director, School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Ana Lopez, Associate Professor and Associate Provost of Communication; Director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, Latin American Studies, Film Studies – Tulane University
  • Esther Mackinstosh, President of the Humanities Councils of America
  • Tara McPherson, Digital Humanities, University of Southern California
  • Rachel Williams, Community-based Arts; Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies; Intermedia; Prison Arts Projects – University of Iowa
  • Kim Yasuda, Co-director, U.C. Institute for Research in the Arts, Spatial Studies, Public Arts Research, Administration, and Practice – University of California Santa Barbara

About the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

About the University of Iowa Press

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