Center Staff


Dane Kennedy is the Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at the George Washington University, where he has taught British, British imperial, and world history since 2000. Prior to that he was a member of the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The past president of the North American Conference of British Studies, he has been the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2003-4) and a National Humanities Center Fellowship (2010-11). He has written five books, most recently The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (Harvard UP, 2013), and edited several others, including Reinterpreting Exploration: The West in the World (Oxford UP, 2013) for the National History Center’s Reinterpreting History series. He has also been one of the faculty members for the Center-sponsored International Decolonization Seminar since its founding in 2006.

Assistant Director

Amanda Moniz received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2008 and held a Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University from 2008 to 2010. A scholar of transatlantic humanitarianism in the American Revolutionary era, Dr. Moniz has received numerous grants and fellowships including from the Social Science Research Council and the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program on the Early American Economy and Society. Her book, The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism is under contract with Oxford University Press. She has taught at Yale, the Catholic University of America, and American University.

Staff Accountant                                                                                            

Phu Pham received his BS in Accounting from Lehman College.  He came to the Center from New York where he worked at AFS Intercultural Programs.  Phu handles the day-to-day financial operations of the Center as well as of the American Historical Association.


Emily Feeney is interning at the Center during the 2015 spring semester. She is a junior at Stonehill College and is originally from Waltham, Massachusetts. She is a history major and secondary education minor.

Chris Ring is interning with the Center during the 2014-2015 academic year. He is a Masters of Arts student in History with a concentration in Imperial and Colonial Studies at the George Washington University, and is a native of Alexandria, Virginia.

Zack Toland is interning with the Center during the 2014-2015 academic year. He is a sophomore at George Washington University and is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is currently majoring in history.

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