Michael J. Kramer is a historian, writer, teacher, dramaturg, and editor. He is the author of The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture (Oxford University Press, 2013) and is at work on a multimedia project and book about the folk music revival and technology, as well as projects on intellectuals and the counterculture, the poet, biographer, and socialist Carl Sandburg, and the dance critic Ann Barzel. He teaches history, American studies, civic engagement, and digital humanities at Northwestern University, where he is the co-founder of NUDHL, the Northwestern University Digital Humanities Laboratory. He has served as dramaturg for The Seldoms Dance Company and is involved with Dancing on the Third Coast: The Chicago Dance History Project. He has written for numerous publications and blogs about art, history, politics, and more at Culture Rover.
(Oxford University Press, 2013)