Linda August is curator of art and artifacts and reference librarian at the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Susan B. Carter is professor emerita of economics at the University of California, Riverside, where she was also the 2016–17 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor. She studies continuity and change in international and internal migration, race and gender, education, family, and labor. She is one of two general editors of the five-volume Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition, published by Cambridge University Press in 2006. In 2014–15 she served as president of the Social Science History Association.
Tara Dixon recently completed her PhD in world history at Northeastern University. Her interests include cultural representation, art and objects, commodification, and food. She is currently working on her first monograph, which will be an examination of globalization processes during the long nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Samuel C. King is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of South Carolina, where his research explores the historical relationship between Chinese restaurants and Chinese American immigration and integration. His dissertation, "Exclusive Dining: Immigration and Restaurants during the Era of Chinese Exclusion, 1882–1943," focuses on the historical development of Chinese American restaurants during the exclusion period. His research interrogates linkages between American imperialism, Orientalist discourse, and Chinese restaurants and the relationship between restaurant spaces and the sociopolitical status of Chinese American immigrants.
Catherine Koonar is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Her work engages broadly with labor history, American empire, the history of childhood, mass consumption, and food history in the twentieth century. This work is, in part, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Stephen Nepa teaches history at Temple University, Moore College of Art and Design, and the Pennsylvania State University-Abington. An urban historian and contributing author to several books and journals, he also [End Page i] appears in The Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia (2015) and the Emmy Award–winning documentary series Philadelphia: The Great Experiment. He received his BA and MA from the University of Nevada and his PhD from Temple University. He lives in Philadelphia.
Tara O'brien is currently director of conservation and preservation services at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, a position she has held since 2007. An avid foodie, she relishes working with a collection with such important documentation of food history in North America.
Danya M. Pilgrim is a doctoral candidate in African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University and has earned the certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation, "Gastronomic Alchemy: How Black Philadelphia Caterers Transformed Taste into Capital, 1790 to 1925," explores everyday life and resistance, class and community formation through the history of the black catering business in Philadelphia. The recipient of a 2018–19 Mellon/ACLS dissertation completion fellowship, her research has also been supported by a CLIRMellon fellowship for dissertation research in original sources, the Social Science Research Council, and the Hagley Museum and Library. She holds an MA in history and a certificate in museum studies from the University of Delaware. In addition, Pilgrim was a member of the original team that launched the Colored Conventions Project, an ongoing interdisciplinary digital humanities enterprise created around the state and national conventions African Americans held in the nineteenth century, and she also appeared as a contributing scholar in the documentary Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia.
Leslie A. Przybylek is senior curator at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. A native of western Pennsylvania who returned to the region in 2013, she has curated multiple major exhibitions, including We Can Do It! WWII, Pennsylvania's Civil War, Pittsburgh's Lost Steamboat, and #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience. She is a frequent contributor to Western Pennsylvania History and the blog Making History. She received her BA from Gettysburg College and an MA from the University of Delaware.
Grace Schultz currently works as an archives technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. She is a certified archivist and earned...