About Jeff Malanson


Dr. Jeffrey J. Malanson will be presenting on his recently published article, “The Founding Fathers and the Election of 1864,” which examines the ways that Republicans and Democrats used the memories and legacies of the founding fathers to shape the presidential campaign of 1864.

Dr. Malanson is an associate professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. His research focuses on the politics and foreign policy of the early American republic and the historical memory of the founding fathers. His book, Addressing America: George Washington’s Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852, was published in 2015 by Kent State University Press.