Nancy Berlage

Nancy K. Berlage is Assistant Professor of History and Public History at Texas State University. Dr. Berlage earned her BA from the University of Chicago and her MA and PhD degrees from the Johns Hopkins University. Her monograph, Farmers Helping Farmers: The Rise of the Farm and Home Bureaus, 1914-1935 (LSU Press, 2016), draws upon her interests in gender, organizational, and science history. Dr. Berlage’s current teaching centers around public history in relationship to gender, memory, identity, and family, the political controversy inherent in working with publics on historical topics, and the theory and tradecraft of the public history profession.

Prior to joining Texas State University, Dr. Berlage had a significant career in public history, which included service as Chief Editor and Senior Historian in the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She performed tasks such as advising the U.S. Congress on commemorative legislation, fact checking speeches for the President of the United States, co-authoring the official history on the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, and coordinating historical research for the Secretary’s Comprehensive Review Working Group.

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