Alan Lessoff
Professional Activities




Current University Service:
History Department internship advisor
History Department Faculty Status Committee
Urban Studies program advisor
Bilkent University exchange faculty advisor
University Institutional Review Board, executive committee
McLean County Museum Library Committee

Professional Activities:
Editor, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 2004-14
Newsletter editor, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1999-2003

Editorial boards, Amerikastudien/American Studies, 2017-present (Board of Readers)
                           Journal of Urban History, 2002-07

                          Yearbook of Transnational History, 2016-present
Advisory board, H-DC network, 2003-present
Board of Directors, Conference of Historical Journals, 2008-14

Executive board, History Cooperative, 2008-10

Council, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 2017-2020

Presidents' Book Prize committee chair, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 2018

Board of Directors, Urban History Association, 2006-09
Program committees: Urban History Association, 2002, 2004, 2008 meetings;
National Conference on American Planning

         History, 1999-2001 (assistant chair, 2001)
Prize committee for non-North American books, Urban History Association, chair 1999; member 2001, 2009
Exhibit consultant, Adolf Cluss: From Germany to America, Sumner School Museum, Washington, and Stadtarchiv

        Heilbronn, Germany, fall 2005, <> (Award of Merit, AASLH, 2006)

Manuscript evaluations for American Nineteenth Century History; Amerikastudien/American Studies; Journal of American History; Journal of Policy History; Journal of Southern History; Journal of Urban History; Southwestern Historical Quarterly; Washington History; Western Historical Quarterly; Yearbook of Transnational History; Bedford/St. Martin's; Cornell University Press; Duke University Press; Ohio University Press; Oxford University Press; Texas A&M University Press; University of California Press; University of Chicago Press; University of Texas Press.


Professional Organizations:
Organization of American Historians
American Historical Association
British American Nineteenth Century Historians

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien

Midwestern History Association
Society for American City and Regional Planning History
Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Urban History Association