Michael Hattem is the Producer and co-creator of “The JuntoCast.” He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in early American history at Yale University, where he has earned an M.A. and M.Phil in History. He received his B.A. in History from The City College of New York.
He focuses primarily on the intersections between eighteenth-century political, cultural, and intellectual history, especially in the later colonial period and the coming of the American Revolution. He is also interested in the Enlightenment, print culture, and history of the book, and the history of New York City.
His dissertation explores “history culture” in eighteenth-century America, both before and after the American Revolution.
He also writes about the relationship between the eighteenth century and our current political culture, particularly the cultural memory of the American Revolution. He has contributed to many online publications, including “Publick Occurrences 2.0” at Common-place, the Journal of the American Revolution, and The Readex Report. He is also an original member of The Junto and a Research Assistant at the Papers of Benjamin Franklin.