Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center (2003)
M.Phil., CUNY Graduate Center (2000)
M.M., The Juilliard School (1996)
B.A., Columbia Univ. (1995)
Director of American Studies and Associate Professor, Scott Gac teaches a variety of courses in American cultural history at Trinity College. He has written on the antislavery movement, protest music, the Civil War, and violence. His first book, Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Culture of Antebellum Reform (Yale Press, 2007), details the life and work of the Hutchinson Family Singers, the antislavery singing troupe and first commercially successful musicians of social protest in American history. Find out more about his recent talks and book news at his personal website, scottgac.com.