Will Holub-Moorman is a second-year Ph.D. student in History. His research interests center on the role of social scientific and legal constructions of childhood and the family in modern American state formation, political movements, and systems of involuntary confinement. At Princeton, Will co-organizes the Modern America Workshop, as well as a reading group on childhood, law, and the state sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities. For 2021-2022, he is a Digital Fellow at the Society for the History of Children and Youth.
Will received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard in 2016. His senior thesis, which examined the interplay between psychological expertise and popular initiatives to reform American children’s experience of Hollywood cinema during the interwar period, was awarded the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize. Before starting graduate school, Will worked as a travel writer and as a high school history teacher.