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Kendra Taira Field

Kendra Taira Field is a historian, educator, and writer who studies United States history. Field holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard and a PhD in American history from New York University, where she also taught. She was an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Riverside before becoming assistant professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University. Field has held fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Huntington Library, and Harvard University's Charles Warren Center in American History. She was assistant editor to David Levering Lewis’s book W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of American History, the Western Historical Quarterly, and Transition. In her book, Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War (2018), she traces the history of her own family in America. 

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