About

Jennifer Langdon, PhD, is an award-winning historian specializing in the intersection between politics and popular culture in mid-20th century America. Her academic book, Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood, was published by Columbia University in 2008.

She is currently writing at the intersection of historical fiction and literary noir; her novel-in-progress, The File on Margot Black, was inspired by decades of research, writing and teaching on film, politics, and Cold War culture.

She earned her MA in Women’s History at UW-Madison, and her PhD in U.S. History at SUNY-Binghamton.

Proud of being #alt-ac before #alt-ac was cool, she has worked extensively in public history and humanities advocacy, in venues ranging from Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY, to the humanities institute world in the University of California system.

She currently lives in California’s Sierra Foothills in a vintage trailer, a 1978 Silver Streak “Luxury Liner” — a McMansion compared to the 94 square foot Avion camper she called her home-on-the-road for nearly three years. For more on that story: www.creative-egghead.com.