Kristin Hoganson is a Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars (Yale, 1998) and Consumers’ Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920 (University of North Carolina, 2007). Her recent Journal of American History article, “Meat in the Middle: Converging Borderlands in the U.S. Midwest, 1865-1900,” won the Ray Allen Billington prize offered by the Western Historical Association for the best article in Western History and the Wayne D. Rasmussen Prize offered by the Agricultural History Society.. She has received ACLS support for her current research, which considers the making of the heartland myth – and its implications for how we think about security and empire -- in light of the long history of circulation through this region. She is also working on a document collection on American empire around 1898 for Bedford Press. Hoganson has served on the editorial boards of Diplomatic History, the Journal of American History, and the Journal for the History of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. She has co-chaired the SHAFR program committee and served on SHAFR’s Bernath Book Prize committee. In the spring of 2011 she taught at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich as a visiting Fulbright professor. At Illinois, she teaches introductory U.S. foreign relations classes and upper-level courses on American empire, the United States in the world, and food in global history.