“Jason has already made a name for himself as an advocate for the sensible and responsible use of history in our public discourse, and for his work against the pernicious effects of fake news. FPRI and especially the Center for the Study of America and the West is delighted to add him to our scholarly family, and we look forward to many fruitful collaborations” said Ron Granieri, Executive Director of the Center.
Jason Steinhauer currently serves as the inaugural director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University. He received his MA in History and Archival Management from New York University and his BA in American Studies from The George Washington University.
A noted public historian, Jason is a recognized emerging leader of America’s cultural and historical institutions. He previously worked at The John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, as a museum curator and as an archivist. He coined the term “History Communicators” and established the field of history communication.
Jason is a frequent writer and lecturer on matters related to history. His writings have been published by TIME, CNN, Poynter, Inside Higher Ed, The Foreign Policy Research Institute, The White House, The Library of Congress, Perspectives on History, and History@Work. His media appearances include AJ+, C-SPAN, Alhurra, NY1, TUTV, and State of Belief Radio. Jason is also the host of a history YouTube channel and a history podcast. He is originally from White Plains, New York.
As FPRI president Alan Luxenberg put it, “FPRI has from its inception examined contemporary international affairs through the lens of history, geography and culture, and so our interests and Jason’s focus on ‘history in the public interest’ nicely dovetail. We very much look forward to working with Jason and to collaborating with the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest.”