Center Staff

Director 

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.

Contact Dane Kennedy at dkennedy@historians.org.

Assistant Director

Amanda Perry is a PhD candidate at the Catholic University of America.  Her dissertation examines the social world of British diplomacy in the Middle East following the First World War.  She previously worked at the Center as a program assistant, before taking a new role as assistant director.  She received her BA from the University of Central Florida in art history, and has taught courses at The Catholic University of America and Northern Virginia Community College.  Amanda is also the co-founder of DC History Grad, a group aimed at fostering connections between graduate students of history at local DC universities.

Contact Amanda Perry at aperry@historians.org.

Staff Accountant                                                                                    

Amin Shaheen handles the Center’s accounting.  He has over 20 years of experience as an accountant.  He started his career with Price Waterhouse, then joined two nonprofits, Population Action International and Children’s National Medical Center and worked his way up to Director of Accounting and Administration for law firm Institute for Justice. This journey gave Amin the knowledge and hands-on management skills needed to start Accounting On Demand in 2002.

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