Scott Gac is an author, historian, and teacher. At Trinity College in Connecticut, he is an Associate Professor of American Studies and History. As Director of Trinity undergraduate and graduate programs in American Studies, he oversees curriculum, lectures, working groups, and public outreach for one of the most distinguished liberal arts American Studies endeavors. He has published on American violence in Choice, Rethinking History, and Reviews in American History. His forthcoming book is Born in American Blood (Cambridge University Press), which is based on his popular course entitled “Born in Blood: Violence and the Making of America.” His first book, Singing for Freedom (Yale Press, 2007), details interracial social activism of the pre-Civil War era through the abolitionist musicians, the Hutchinson Family Singers. In spring 2015, the Rose Ensemble staged this book in a series of performances in St. Paul, Minnesota. Professor Gac is a graduate of Columbia University, The Juilliard School, and The Graduate Center at CUNY.