Jessie Kindig (Ph.D. University of Washington, 2014) is a historian, editor, and literary agent based in New York City. She is currently a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and an associate agent at Roam Agency. Kindig’s research explores the cultural and political production of U.S. empire in the twentieth century and the political ethics of telling histories of violence. She is at work on a book analyzing wartime violence and U.S. culture during the Korean War, and her writing has appeared in Radical History Review, American Quarterly, and in the forthcoming Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia of Peace and Antiwar Movements (ABC-CLIO).
Kindig is a former assistant editor at the Journal of American History and its associated blog, Process. She is a founding member of the Histories of Violence collective and a past associate editor of the Pacific Northwest Labor and Civil Rights Projects housed at the University of Washington, a collection of oral-history web projects that chronicle movements for civil rights, labor, and social justice in the Northwest.