Documenting the Building of One WTC


An insightful story on the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholar program by the National Humanities Alliance, which advocates for the NEH and evaluates the impact of their funding. To read access details about my Public Scholar grant application, click here.

As a recipient of the first NEH Public Scholar grants in 2015, which supported One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building (2016, LittleBrown), I can confirm that the grants are a game-changer, especially for independent scholars and those who write slant of mainstream literature (my people).

The grants support “twell-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership.” I used mine to complete and promote One World Trade Center, producing this website, building social media campaigns (including the Readers campaign, shown here) and writing various articles and op-eds to promote the book, labor that typically goes unpaid.

Visit the Alliance’s searchable website to view dozens of NEH-funded projects.

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