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David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, Harvard University

Guest Speaker - Class of Fall 2019

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker. She is the author of a dozen books, including Book of Ages: the Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin (Knopf, 2013), The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Knopf, 2014), These Truths: A History of the United States (W.W. Norton, 2018), and, most recently, This America: The Case for the Nation (W.W. Norton, 2019). In addition to her regular essays in the New Yorker, Lepore’s writing on American history, law, literature, and politics has also appeared in the New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Journal of American History, Foreign Affairs, Yale Law Journal, American Scholar, andAmerican Quarterly. A recipient of the American History Book Prize, Bancroft Prize, Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, and Berkshire Prize, among others, Lepore has also been a finalist in nonfiction for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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