Anna Duensing, who hails from Charlottesville, Virginia, is a PhD student in history and African American studies at Yale University. Her work focuses on the history of white supremacy in the United States and an examination of the long civil rights movement through a transnational U.S.-Germany lens. She is interested in the shifting tensions and cohesion between race, citizenship, and national belonging and grounds her work in histories of military service and the context of war. In addition to her graduate studies, Anna works as an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York. She holds a B.A. in history and cultural studies from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. Anna is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (Warsaw 2012).
Updated October 2017