Anna Duensing is a historian, curator, and public scholar. She received her Ph.D. in History and African American Studies from Yale University in 2022. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia, where she is teaching and working on her first book manuscript, tentatively titled Fascism Is Already Here: Civil Rights and the Making of a Black Antifascist Tradition.
Anna is also part of the collective of scholars and activists that manages the April Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to research and education about fascism and antifascist resistance in the United States, past and present.
With an avid commitment to public humanities, Anna has previously worked in exhibitions, education, curriculum development, and research consulting at a number of museums and institutions.
Updated November 2022
More from Anna Duensing
Anna Duensing at the Fighting Fascism Symposium
Anna Duensing is participating at the Fighting Fascism Symposium, marking the 90th anniversary of the Nazi seizure of power in Germany.
A Heritage of Fascists without Labels
Landecker Fellow Anna Duensing authored a chapter in "Fascism in America", a new book published by Cambridge University Press.
The April Institute: Unearthing Histories of Fascism and Antifascist Resistance
As her Action Project, Landecker Democracy Fellow Anna at the April Institute is curating a digital exhibition and conducting interviews with activists, organizers, and scholars about antifascist organizing, past and present.
2012 Warsaw Fellowship Blog
During the 2012 Warsaw Fellowship, our Fellows wrote daily blogs of their experiences during the Fellowship. Read their reflections here.