Ben Railton is Professor of English Studies and Coordinator of American Studies at Fitchburg State University. His American Studies public scholarly efforts include four books (such as the forthcoming Finding Light between the Pages: History and Hope in American Literature) and numerous articles. He also maintains the daily AmericanStudier blog and contributes to numerous websites, from Talking Points Memo and The Conversation to We're History and The American Prospect. He's also a member in the Scholars Strategy Network, working to influence policy and media conversations about American history, identity, and community.
He lives in Wayland, Massachusetts, with his fiance and his most significant American project, his two sons.