Janneken Smucker


Janneken Smucker is Assistant Professor of History at West Chester University where she specializes in digital and public history, and American material culture. The author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), she lectures and writes widely on the topic of quilts for both popular and academic audiences. As a digital history specialist, Janneken leads workshops on digital tools and strategies, consults on digital projects for non-profits and museums, and brings digital humanities into the undergraduate classroom, recently through the classroom/archives collaboration, Goin’ North: Stories from the First Great Migration to Philadelphia. She is board president of the non-profit, Quilt Alliance, working closely with its oral history project, Q.S.O.S. -- Quilters Save Our Stories.