Yonatan Eyal, PhD ’05, history,  is an historian and educator who has taught at Harvard, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Toronto, and Xavier University. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he attended college at Stanford University before entering graduate school at Harvard. He is currently the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he helps administer a graduate school of 11,000 students and also teaches history. His academic specialty is in nineteenth-century U.S. political and intellectual history, especially Jacksonian America and the coming of the Civil War. He is the author of The Young America Movement and the Transformation of the Democratic Party, 1828-1861 (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and has written a range of scholarly articles, reviews, and reference entries in publications such as Civil War History, the Journal of Southern History, the Journal of the Early Republic, and Reviews in American History. He has held fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard. In 2009 he received a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Toronto Students’ Union.