Theo Anderson

Theo Anderson is a writer and editor with a wide variety of interests, including politics and political philosophy, social psychology, healthcare and medicine, social movements, religion and spirituality, environmentalism, animal rights and welfare, and longform journalism devoted to almost any subject. He has a master's degree from Indiana University and a doctorate in U.S. history from Yale, where his dissertation focused on the origins of political conservatism and progressivism, and he is a contributing writer for the magazine In These Times.

Anderson’s work has appeared in various other publications--The Atlantic, The Wilson Quarterly, the University of Chicago’s Sightings, Virginia Magazine, the Kellogg School of Management’s website and its publication Insight, Salon, Alternet, and Bill has been cited in the New York Times. He is writing a novel set in Portland, Maine, and does pro bono creative work for Chicago-area nonprofits through the Taproot Foundation. He has also taught seminars at the city’s Newberry Library on subjects ranging from the classics of U.S. political journalism to the work of David Foster Wallace to the meaning of truth.

Anderson is available to take on writing and editing projects and specializes in making complex ideas accessible to broad audiences. He writes case studies for the Kellogg School of Management, for example, and has written the content for several issues of SAVI Magazine, published by The Polis Center, a research unit of Indiana University.  Contact him at

Joshua Salzmann

I am an assistant professor of U.S. history at Northeastern Illinois University. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. My research focuses on capitalism, human bodies, and urban environments in 19th and 20th century America. I co-chair the History of Capitalism Seminar at the Newberry Library. I have published in academic journals including Enterprise and Society, LABOR, and the Journal of Illinois History.