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William Kirsch

BA in History, Johns Hopkins University; MA in Social Sciences, the University of Chicago


Will Kirsch studies post-1900 American history, with a focus on the Radical Right during the late twentieth century. Specifically, his work examines whiteness in relation to working-class identity and the role of this relationship in the American Radical Right. Will's research pairs cultural ephemera—music, zines, and propaganda—with oral histories and demographic, socio-historical analysis with the hope of further developing a political economy and class analysis of the radical right. Prior to graduate school, Will earned a BA Johns Hopkins University and an MA at the University of Chicago, spending the time in between working more jobs than are worth mentioning. Outside of the university, you can find Will running, drawing, at a concert, or agonizing over whichever Baltimore sports team is in season.