Adina Popescu Berk

Senior Editor for History

I acquire in all periods and subfields of American history. I look for projects that challenge and change the historiographical conversation, as well as projects that address and inform essential questions in the public sphere and that seek to bring a historian’s perspective to a broad readership. I am particularly interested in projects that conceptualize American history broadly and place the United States in a global context. Themes and topics of particular interest are the way environmental factors and climate crises have shaped societies, the history of empires and the resistance to empires, the history of economic and financial development, connections between the United States and Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, the history of borderlands, histories of human migration, the rise of the right, African American history, Latino history, and Native American history. At Yale I am building on a distinguished history list including, among many other leading historians, recent prize-winners Manisha Sinha, Martha Hodes, Andrew Lipman, Joshua Reid, Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy, Aaron Sachs, Dell Upton, and Janet Polasky.

Email Adina: adina.berk@yale.edu

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