Born and raised in The Bronx, Daniel Czitrom is Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College, with special interest in the history of New York City and 20th century America. He is serving his second year as Historical Advisor for Copper.
Czitrom is the author of Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn of the Century New York (with Bonnie Yochelson, 2008); Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan (1982); and co-author of Out of Many: A History of the American People (7th ed., 2011). He is currently completing New York Exposed: How A Gilded Age Police Scandal Shocked the Nation and Launched the Progressive Era, to be published by Oxford in 2014. He has appeared as a featured on-camera commentator in numerous documentary film projects, including New York: A Documentary Film (PBS, 1999); American Photography: A Century of Images (PBS, 1999); The Great Transatlantic Cable (PBS/American Experience, 2005); and Slumming It: Myth and Culture on the Bowery (Mixed Greens, 2003). In 2012 Czitrom was elected to the Society of American Historians, based at Columbia University, which promotes literary distinction in historical writing. He also serves as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.