Currently attending the University of Texas at Austin to pursue her doctorate in history, Allison Schottenstein also works as a book reviewer for Pop Matters where she has published eight book reviews. Additionally, she serves as an editor at Scholar Compass based in Cincinnati, Ohio, assisting students with college papers and helping high school students with their college essays. Allison Schottenstein belongs to several historical organizations, one of which is the American Historical Association (AHA).
Founded in 1884, the AHA establishes professional standards for historical training and research. Its members promote professional standards and work to preserve historical documents that tell America’s story.
Each year, the AHA hosts a meeting for its members to converge and share information. The 2016 event, scheduled for January 7 through 10 in Atlanta, Georgia, is the organization’s 130th. Entitled Global Migrations: Empires, Nations, and Neighbors, the meeting will feature exhibits and poster presentations. At the 2015 meeting, attendees listened to speakers discuss the latest in historical scholarship and practice. There were almost 300 sessions held at this annual meeting, which occurred in New York.