Nancy MacLean

Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. Prior to moving to Duke, she taught for two decades at Northwestern University, where she served as Chair of the Department of History and Peter B. Ritzma Professor in the Humanities. She is the author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan; Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace; The American Women’s Movement, 1945-2000: A Brief History with Documents and Debating the American Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present. Her scholarship has received more than a dozen prizes and awards, and been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships Foundation. In 2010, she was elected a fellow of the Society of American Historians, which recognizes literary distinction in the writing of history and biography.