Dr. Arnold Franklin is a specialist on medieval Jewish history in the Arabic-speaking world. His first book, This Noble House: Jewish Descendants of King David in the Islamic East (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), explores the profound concern with lineage that developed among Jews living in medieval Muslim lands.
Dr. Peter Vellon is a specialist on modern US and Italian-American history. His first book, a study of the development of an Italian-American racial consciousness, is forthcoming with New York University Press.
Dr. Bobby Wintermute is a specialist on US military history, gender, and race. He is the author of Public Health and the U.S. Military: A History of The Army Medical Department, 1818-1917 (Routledge, 2010) and is currently at work on a survey history of race and gender issues in American military history.
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