Scott Anthony is Assistant Professor of Public History at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His research interests focus on the history of propaganda, the role of artists and intellectuals in public life and the use of history as a tool of activists, campaigners and policy makers. His books include Public Relations and the Making of Modern Britain (Manchester University Press, 2012), The Art of Flight (with Oliver Green) (Lund Humphries, 2012) and Films that Work Harder (Amsterdam University Press, forthcoming). In addition to his scholarly research he has worked on a number of exhibitions, seasons and public events for cultural institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the British Film Institute in the UK and the National Gallery and the National Library in Singapore. He has also written for The Guardian, The Times, the BBC, The Straits Times, The New Statesman, Tribune, Times Higher and The London Review of Books blog among many others.
Kieran Connell is a lecturer in contemporary British history at Queen’s University Belfast visiting NYU as a recipient of the Fulbright All-Disciplines Scholar Award during the 2019/2020 academic year. His research interests include race, immigration, the New Left, cultural studies, urban history, prostitution and photography. He has published in Social History, History Workshop Journal and Patterns of Prejudice. His first monograph, Black Handsworth: race in 1980s Britain, was published by the University of California Press in February 2019.
Michal Shapira is Associate Professor in the History Department at Tel Aviv University visiting Columbia in 2019/2020. She previously taught at Barnard College as an ACLS-Mellon New Faculty Fellow and at Amherst College as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Her research deals with the legacies of World War Two and the history of psychology in Europe and beyond. She focuses on total war, gender, and the development of expert culture in twentieth century Britain. She received fellowships from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the Mellon Foundation, the American Psychoanalytic Association, Princeton University and others. She has published articles in journals such as Medical History, History of Psychology, Gender & History, Twentieth Century British History, Zmanim: A Historical Quarterly, Theory& Criticism, Modern Intellectual History, Psychoanalysis & History and more. She occasionally writes for Haaretz. Her book, The War Inside: Psychoanalysis, Total War and the Making of the Democratic Self in Postwar Britain (Cambridge University Press, paperback 2015) was shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society Whitfield Prize and for the Gradiva Book Award, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.