Ben Railton

Ben Railton is professor of English Studies and coordinator of American Studies at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. He is the author, most recently, of We the People: The 500-Year Battle over Who is American (2019, Rowman and Littlefield). He also writes the daily AmericanStudies blog, contributes a bimonthly column to the Saturday Evening Post, and is the Boston Chapter Leader for the Scholars Strategy Network.


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We Know Public Scholarship When We See It: On  “America and Other Fictions”
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