M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska

Fellow, Us@250

M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska is Associate Professor at American University where she researches and teaches 19th and 20th century U.S. history. She is the author of History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s and is currently working on a new book about the history of visitors and newcomers to Washington, D.C. M.J. is also an active public historian who collaborates on public projects across the city and nationwide and sits on the boards of Washington History magazine and HumanitiesDC. M.J.’s fellowship project will trace the histories and legacies of local and federal Bicentennial planning in Washington, D.C., concentrating on lessons learned for planners and organizers today.

Faculty page with extended bio: https://www.american.edu/cas/faculty/rymszapa.cfm