Members of the Chicago Elections Project include:
Richard Anderson is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton History studying twentieth-century U.S. political, labor, and urban history. His dissertation, “The City That Worked: Machine Politics and Urban Liberalism in Chicago, 1945-1966,” examines the postwar history of Chicago’s Democratic political machine and its most powerful leader, Mayor Richard J. Daley. Anderson sits on the National Council on Public History’s Committee on Advocacy and co-edits the NCPH blog, History@Work. He is a contributor and chapter editor for American Yawp, an online, open-source college textbook. In 2014 Anderson served as a research resident at the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago.
LaDale Winling, assistant professor of history at Virginia Tech, is an urban and political historian. He is the author of the book Building the Ivory Tower: Universities and Metropolitan Development in the Twentieth Century.Winling helped create Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America, an investigation into housing, finance, and racial discrimination institutionalized by the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation.
Advisors of the Chicago Elections Project include
Margaret Garb, Washington University
D. Bradford Hunt, Loyola University Chicago
Nora Krinitsky, Case Western Reserve University
Christopher Manning, Loyola University Chicago
Christopher Reed, Roosevelt University