Elizabeth Cobbs holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M and is a Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. She is the author most recently of The Hamilton Affair, A Novel (2016) and The Hello Girls: America’ First Women Soldiers (2017). Her works have won the Allan Nevins Prize, Bernath Book Prize, and San Diego Book Award.
Eric Gettig (Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2017) is Lecturer in the History Department at Georgetown University. Based on research in Cuban, U.S., Mexican, Venezuelan, and British archives, his dissertation, "Oil and Revolution in Cuba: Development, Nationalism, and the U.S. Energy Empire, 1902-1961" reframes modern Cuban history and the history of U.S.-Cuban relations through the lens of the island's energy insecurity.