A historian by training, Valk specializes in 20th century U.S. social history. At the Center for Public Humanities, Anne coordinates the Fox Point Oral History Project, the Mashapaug Pond/Reservoir Triangle Collection project, and works with local researchers and community members who are interested in community history. She teaches oral history and public humanities courses, works with students on practicums, and is involved in developing public programs. She recently published a collection of oral history interviews, Living with Jim Crow: African American Women and Memories of the Jim Crow South (Palgrave, 2010), using interviews housed at Duke University. Anne currently is a series editor for Humanities and Public Life, a new publishing initiative of the University of Iowa Press. Valk sits on the National Advisory Board of Imagining America and participates in the Engaged Scholars initiative at Brown University's Swearer Center.
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