Dr. Rebecca Hill has a BA in History from Wesleyan University (1991) and a PhD in American Studies with a minor in Gender Studies from the University of Minnesota (2000.) She is the author of Men, Mobs and Law: Anti-Lynching and Labor Defense in U.S. Radical History. (Duke, 2009), and she has published articles in New Left Review, Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas; American Quarterly, and Labour/Le Travail. Her academic work concerns relationships between social movements, popular culture and the state. She is currently working on an edited collection on American Studies pedagogy with Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello and Joseph Entin, and a monograph on Anti-Fascism in American politics and culture from the 1930s-2000s. She teaches courses in American Studies scholarship & methods, mass incarceration, and social movement history and culture.