Dylan Yeats, Ph.D.

Historian - Curator - Archivist - Consultant - Tour Guide

Dylan Yeats is a committed public historian and trained archivist who has directed, curated, and consulted on numerous community memory projects and history exhibits. A proud descendent of refugees who fled ethnic and political persecution in Europe, Yeats earned a master’s in Public History & Archival Management and a doctorate in U.S. History from NYU. His scholarship focuses on the “culture war” politics of race, gender, religion, and empire from the Indian Wars of the colonial period to the Islamophobia of today as well as the history of NYC and especially its largest borough, Brooklyn. Yeats considers democratic history-making to be a form of social healing and community-building, so he seeks to share hard-to-find sources and methods wherever he can.