Faculty MemberBrown Public Humanities
Interim Director of the John Nicholas Brown Center, Professor of American Studies, Professor of HistoryEmail
Steven Lubar is the Interim Director of John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.
Faculty Director, Brown University Center for Digital Scholarship. Previously: Director of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, 2004-2014. Director of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, 2010-2012. Before coming to Brown, Chair of the Division of the History of Technology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Guggenheim Fellow, 2015.
Author or co-author of Inside the Lost Museum: Curating, Past and Present; Legacies: Collecting America’s History at the Smithsonian; InfoCulture: the Smithsonian Book of Information Age Inventions; History from Things and Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, and many articles on museums and on the history of technology.
Exhibits at the Smithsonian include “America on the Move,” “Smithsonian’s America,” and “Engines of Change.” Exhibits at Brown include oversight of student exhibitions at the public humanities center, the Haffenreffer Museum, and the John Hay Library.
Present interests include museum exhibition practice, the history of museums, material culture studies, public humanities, and the history of technology.
- Candace Borders Yale
- Ryan Brasseaux Yale
- Marisa Brown Brown Public Humanities
- Jasmine Chu Brown Public Humanities
- Mary Marshall Clark Columbia
- Stacy M. Hartman CUNY
- Charlotte Hecht Yale
- Matthew Jacobson Yale
- Mark Krasovic Rutgers
- Meredith B. Linn Bard Graduate Center
- Steven Lubar Brown Public Humanities
- Seth Moglen Lehigh University
- Cheryl Nixon University of Massachusetts Boston
- Diane O’Donoghue Tufts
- Mary Rizzo Rutgers
- Karin Roffman Yale
- Katina Rogers CUNY
- Sylvia Ryerson Yale
- Susan Smulyan Brown Public Humanities
- Doris Sommer Harvard University
- Amy Starecheski Columbia
- Laura Troiano Rutgers
- Shana Weinberg Brown Public Humanities
- Laura Wexler Yale
- Catherine Whalen Bard Graduate Center