Resident Historian and Manager of the History Initiative

Elliott Drago, Ph.D.

Elliott Drago joined the Jack Miller Center in April 2022. As Resident Historian and Manager of the History Initiative, Elliott writes and edits historical content for JMC’s various platforms, including our general email newsletter, monthly K-12 teacher newsletter, and The American Arc blogHe also publishes historical pieces in popular outlets such as RealClear History and Civics, as well as academic journals, and serves as part of JMC’s editorial team for our forthcoming online American tradition library. Before joining the Jack Miller Center, he taught in public high schools and universities throughout the Philadelphia region.

Elliott earned his B.A. in History and Education from Saint Joseph’s University, M.A. in United States History from Villanova University, and his Ph.D. in United States History from Temple University. His research focuses on slavery in the United States and his new book is entitled Street Diplomacy: The Politics of Slavery and Freedom in Philadelphia, 1820-1850 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022).