AllenJayM is Allen Mikaelian, an editor, writer, and erstwhile historian living in DC. I’m working on book projects and a dissertation on the first sustained wave of international students into US universities, and the social movement they formed. From January 2013 to December 2014 I was editor of Perspectives on History, the newsmagazine of the American Historical Association, and served as associate editor of the magazine for eight months prior to my editorship.
As a teacher I’ve worked with GED students and adult learners in DC, serving on the mayor’s adult literacy initiative and with the DC State Education Office. And I taught history at American University as a grad student adjunct lecturer.
I’m not certain what this blog will be about, but it will likely include lots of data visualizations, some reflections on my history projects, and rough drafts on current research.