Our Staff

Stephanie Westcott, General Editor

Stephanie Westcott is Research Assistant Professor at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, where she is Co-Director of the PressForward Project, as well as General Editor of Digital Humanities Now. Prior to coming to RRCHNM, she taught American and gender history and women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. A cultural historian of American gender and sexuality, her research interests revolve around the role of popular culture and media in understandings of queerness at mid-twentieth century.

Laura Crossley, Managing Editor/Site Manager

Laura Crossley is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at George Mason University and a Graduate Research Assistant at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, where she works on Digital Humanities Now and PressForward. She was a Digital History Fellow at the Center from 2016-2018. Before coming to Mason, she received her bachelor’s degree from Knox College. Her research interests are late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Native American history, public history, and digital history.

Alyssa Toby Fahringer, Assistant Site Manager

Alyssa Toby Fahringer is a PhD candidate in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Her dissertation analyzes disasters, Reconstruction, race, and politics in Richmond in 1870, and she has minor fields in public history and digital humanities. From 2014-15 Alyssa was a Digital History Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and since 2015 she has continued her work there as a Graduate Research Assistant.

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