Dig: A History Podcast is a narrative-driven, open access, and accessible digital history project bridging the worlds of popular and academic history with an explicitly feminist perspective.
Get to know our Producers – historians, social media marketing side hustlers, teachers, writers, Civil War geeks, runners, deadlifters, and all-around weirdos. Questions, comments, ideas for future episodes? You can email us at email@example.com!
Averill Earls, PhD
Averill is a historian of modern Ireland and sexuality, and writes about same-sex desiring men, policing, and Dublin’s queer urban spaces. She is an Assistant Professor of History at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, where she teaches everything except American History. In addition to making podcast episodes with the amazing women of Dig, she is the Layout Editor at Nursing Clio. She’s published a range of pieces on teaching, literature, and the history of gender and sexuality with collaborative history blogs like Notches and Nursing Clio. When she’s not teaching, podcasting, or moonlighting as a member of the Cabot Creamery Co-operative social media team, she enjoys board games, baking, and puppy snuggles. Averill tweets from @aearls.
Sarah Handley-Cousins, PhD
Sarah is the author of Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of History at the University at Buffalo. In addition to a PhD in History from the University at Buffalo, Sarah holds a BA from Wells College and an MSEd from Niagara University, and is an alum of the New York State Council for the Humanities Public Humanities Fellows. You can find her writing on Nursing Clio, where she is also an Editor, and various digital news outlets, including The Washington Post and The New York Times. She enjoys unresolved romantic tension (in books and movies), visiting the Gettysburg National Military Park, and heated blankets. Sarah tweets from @sarahbelle721.
Marissa C. Rhodes, PhD
Marissa is an ACLS Emerging Voices Post-Doctoral Fellow at Arizona State University, a project lead of the Journal of the Plague Year curatorial team. She received her doctorate in History from the University at Buffalo in 2019. Her current book project tells the stories of lactating women for hire in the Atlantic world during the Revolutionary era. In addition to a BA in History from Niagara University, Marissa has an MLS from UB. She is a former fellow at APS, The Library Company/HSP & the Lapidus-Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. But most importantly, she’s super into red wine, British television, and murder (as much as someone can be into murder without actually doing them). Marissa tweets from @iLURVhistory.
Elizabeth Garner Masarik, PhD
Elizabeth is an Assistant Professor of History at SUNY Brockport. She recieved her PhD in History from the University at Buffalo. Her current book project focuses on women’s reform movements in the Gilded Age/Progressive Era. She was a 2017-18 Fellow in the University at Buffalo Institute for the Research on Women and Gender, a 2018-2019 Humanities Institute fellow, and currently runs a monthly book club at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site in Buffalo. She earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA from UB. She is the author of, “Por la Raza, Para la Raza: Jovita Idar and Progressive-era Mexicana Maternalism in the Texas-Mexican Border,” in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly. She was recently featured by the Texas Tribune as an authority on Mexican-American relations in the borderlands of Texas. Elizabeth tweets from @EGMasarik.
Emily Bowlus-Peck is a doctoral candidate at the University at Buffalo, New York and serves as the Department of History’s Career Diversity Fellow for the American Historical Association as well as the Professional Development Officer and a Teaching Assistant. She is the new graduate assistant for Dig: A History Podcast, and is working on expanding educational resources to the podcast website. Her research focuses on the history of medicine within early modern Europe, in particular the history of the body, mental health, and epidemics. Her current dissertation explores the rise of voluntary public “lunatic” hospitals in eighteenth-century London and uses a socio-medical approach to examine the development of proto-psychiatry.