What It Means to Be American
A National Conversation


Zócalo Public Square

Lisa Margonelli

Eryn Brown

Joe Mathews
California & Innovation Editor

Andrea Pitzer

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Megan Smith
NMAH Project Director, What it Means to Be American

Fath Davis Ruffins
Curator, Division of Home and Community Life

Barbara Clark Smith
Curator, Division of Political History

Kari Fantasia
Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Erin Blasco
Social Media Manager

Liz Kirby
Grant Development Specialist, Office of the Consortia,
Smithsonian Institution

Magdalena Mieri
Director, Special Initiatives and Program
in Latino History and Culture

Melinda Machado
Director, Office of Public Affairs

William H. Yeingst
Chair and Curator, Division of Home and Community Life

Harry Rubenstein
Chair and Curator, Division of Political History

Amy Bartow-Melia
Associate Director, Programs and Strategic Initiatives

Michelle Delaney
Director, Smithsonian Consortia

Scholar Advisory Committee

Richard Alba
CUNY Graduate Center

Michael C. Dawson
University of Chicago

Paul Finkelman
Albany Law School

Matt Garcia
Arizona State University

Scott Kurashige
University of Michigan

Kate Masur
Northwestern University

Ben Berger
Swarthmore College

Hasia Diner
New York University

Claude S. Fischer
UC Berkeley

Jonathan Koppell
Arizona State University

Erika Lee
University of Minnesota

George Sanchez
University of Southern California