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Gary Gerstle

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Mellon Professor of American History Emeritus and the Mellon Director of Research, Cambridge University

Full Biography

Gary Gerstle is currently Paul Mellon Professor of American History and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. He is a social and political historian of the twentieth century, with substantial interests in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Historical Society. He has testified before the US Congress on immigration matters and served as an advisor and on-screen commentator for the 2013 Public Broadcasting Service documentary, Latino Americans. He is the creator and presenter of a four-part radio programme, America: Laboratory of Democracy, broadcast on BBC World Service in October-November 2017, and rebroadcast on multiple National Public Radio stations in the US in early 2018.