Jane Kamensky is a historian of British America and the United States. She is the author ofnumerous books, including A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley (2016),which won four major prizes and was a finalist for several others; and, most recently, CandidaRoyalle and the Sexual Revolution, published by W.W. Norton in March 2024. A formerCommissioner of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Kamensky serves as a Trustee of theMuseum of the American Revolution, and as one of the principal investigators on the NEH/Department of Education-funded initiative, Educating for American Democracy, among manyother public history roles. For thirty years, she worked as a history professor and highereducation leader, most recently as Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at HarvardUniversity and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History ofWomen in America at Harvard Radcliffe Institute. In January 2024, she became the president ofMonticello/ the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.