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ALICE NASH is an Associate Professor of History at the UMass Amherst. She is a co-editor of The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas (Routledge 2019) and the recipient of four grants from the NEH (2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019) to serve as director or co-director of Teaching Native American Histories, a Summer Institute for K-12 teachers. She is a life-long dancer and performer. 


ELIZABETH PANGBURN works and writes at the intersection of performance, women's labor history, and dress. She taught costume design and costume history at Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and UMass Amherst, where she is a PhD candidate in Public History. In 2013 she founded the performance collective and organizing tool, TheatreTruck.


Le Gip, Authentic by Design is funded in part by the Amherst Cultural Council, the South Hadley Cultural Council, the Greenfield Cultural Council and the Shutesbury Cultural Council.

The project also receives support from the History Department, Center for Teaching and Learning, and MSP Research Support Fund at the University of Massachusetts Amherst