History Studio provides story ideas, research and development consulting for film, television, books, podcasts, theater, gaming, and advertising. Our award-winning historians and writers offer an insider edge on exciting and timely new content, we research and develop gripping stories, and ensure that projects are authentic, accurate, and culturally sensitive.

Heather Ann Thompson Founding Partner
Erica Armstrong Dunbar Founding Partner
Becky Nicolaides Founding Partner

Media Advisory

Board Members

Shola Amoo, Award-winning Writer, Director
Tom Bernard, President, Sony Pictures Classics
Dustin Lance Black, Oscar-winning Screenwriter, Director
Tracy Boyd, Director, Writer, Producer
Sarah Burns, Award-winning Writer, Director
Christine Christopher, Emmy-winning Writer/Producer Blue Sky Project Films
Michael Eric Dyson, Award-winning Writer and Commentator
Tracy Fullerton, Award-winning Game Designer and Director
Keith Gionet, Creative Executive, Confluential Films
Alexander Horn, Writer and Narrative Designer, Games & Interactive Media
Mitchell Jackson, Award-winning Author
Piper Kerman, Author and Executive Consultant, Orange is the New Black
Lisa Lucas
,  Senior Vice President & Publisher of Pantheon and Shocken Books, Penguin Random House
Lynn Novick, Emmy/Peabody Award-winning Director
Blythe Robe, Television Writer and Production Team
Mike Robe, Director, Writer, Producer, Film and Television
Joe Shrapnel, Screenwriter Film and Television, Double Vision Entertainment, Ltd.
Isabel Siskin, Development Executive, Book Scout
Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor, Award-winning author and commentator
Anna Waterhouse
, Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Leslie Zemeckis, Actress, Writer, Documentarian

scholar Advisory

Board Members

Noelani Arista, McGill University
Monique Bedasse, Washington University in St. Louis
Lila Corwin Berman, Temple University
Paul Betts, Oxford University
David Blight
, Yale University
Robert Bothwell, University of Toronto
Ross Clare, University of Liverpool
Catherine Clinton, University of Texas San Antonio
Karen Cox, University of North Carolina Charlotte
William Deverell, University of Southern California
Beshara Doumani, Brown University
Alexis Dudden
, University of Connecticut
Matthew Garcia, Dartmouth University
Sandy Grande, Connecticut College
Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University
Christine Haynes, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Darnell Hunt, UCLA
Stephanie L. Kerschbaum, University of Delaware
Kevin Kruse, Princeton University
Alex Lichtenstein, Indiana University
Lisa Lindsay, University of North Carolina
Muriel McClendon, UCLA
Danielle McGuire, Independent Scholar
Tiya Miles,
Harvard University
Tom Mullaney, Stanford University
Brandon Ogbunu, Brown University
Sergii Strelchuk, University of Cambridge

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