Assistant Professor of History
Primary Academic Program: Historical Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): American Studies
Biography:Jeannette Alden Estruth is assistant professor of historical studies at Bard College, where she teaches American history. She also holds an affiliation with the Harvard Law School Berkman- Klein Center for Internet and Society. She received her doctorate in history, with honors, from New York University in 2018. From 2018 to 2019, Estruth was a visiting scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2019, her book project was a finalist for the Herman E. Krooss Prize for Best Dissertation in Business History. Estruth’s work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, University of Virginia Miller Center, Hagley Library, Huntington Library, NYU Henry MacCracken Fellowship, and Fulbright Program, among others. She was formerly the associate editor of the Radical History Review, and an editorial assistant at Harvard University Press.
Estruth is currently working on her book manuscript, The New Utopia: A Political History of the Silicon Valley, which explores the history of social movements, the technology industry, and economic culture in the United States.
BA, Vassar College; PhD, New York University. At Bard since 2019.