Cathy Stanton is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Tufts University and an active public historian. Her 2006 book The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City was the winner of the National Council on Public History Book Award. She has served for many years as a consultant to the National Park Service, where she conducts studies of groups associated with park resources. She also serves as the Digital Media Editor for the National Council on Public History, and is a founding editor of its History@Work blog. Her other current research and public history work focuses on agricultural history and heritage in dialogue with "local food" activism. With Michelle Moon, she is co-authoring a book for Left Coast Press on how historical sites and their interpretation can contribute to the ongoing reinvention of food systems. A transplanted Canadian, she now calls western Massachusetts home. She served as a 2015 LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.