Whitney Martinko is an assistant professor of history at Villanova University in Philadelphia, where she teaches courses about the history of the early American republic, environmental history, global urban history, and material culture methods. She has held long-term residential fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the National Museum of American History as well as research fellowships at Winterthur, the Huntington Library, the Phillips Library at the Peabody-Essex Museum, and a variety of state historical societies. Whitney’s first book, “The Permanence of the Past: Preservation and Public Property in the Early United States,” will be published in the Early American Studies series by Penn Press. Whitney recently joined the editorial team at the Journal of the Early Republic as a co-book review editor. Whitney received her B.A. in history from Harvard and her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia.