Louise W. Knight is an independent scholar and adjunct professor in Communication Studies at Northwestern University. The author of Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy, she has also published articles in the Journal of Women’s History, Gender & History, and the Journal of Community Practice, as well as in various collections of essays. She has reviewed books for The New York Times Book Review and the Women’s Review of Books and writes for the History News Service, an op ed syndicate. In 2000 she received a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Humanities, and in 2007 Citizen received the Russell P. Strange Memorial Award for best book on Illinois history from the Illinois State Historical Society. Knight’s full life of Addams, Jane Addams: Spirit in Action, was published by W. W. Norton in 2010.