Vanessa Walker is the Joseph W. and Diane Zerbib Assistant Professor of History at Amherst College. She received a Ph.D. in US-International history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the recipient of several awards including a Graduate Fellowship at the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, the Gerald R. Ford Scholar in Honor of Robert Teeter at the Ford Presidential Library, and a George Mosse Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Thomas (“Tim”) Borstelmann is the Elwood N. and Katherine Thompson Distinguished Professor of Modern World History. Previously, he taught for twelve years at Cornell University. Borstelmann holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. His first book, Apartheid’s Reluctant Uncle: The United States and Southern Africa in the Early Cold War won the Stuart Bernath Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.