Writing and teaching about people in American history.

Born and raised in a small town in central California, Carolyn Eastman has spent big chunks of her life in Santa Cruz, California; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Baltimore, Maryland; Austin, Texas; New York; and Chicago, Illinois. She now lives in Richmond, where she teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Her research and teaching continue to be shaped by her wider interests in trying to make art (badly), gardening (with mixed success), reading (both contemporary literature and crime fiction), film viewing (screwball, silents, noir), cooking, yoga, traveling, and trying to fathom the brains of the animals who think she lives to serve them.