Gene Tempest




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Gene Tempest is an American filmmaker and historian based in Cambridge, Mass. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe and The New York Times. A coeditor of Une histoire de la guerre (A History of War) and a former contributor to the French magazine L’Histoire, Gene is the cowriter of the forthcoming PBS documentaries American Veteran and Hearst, as well as the coproducer of the PBS miniseries The Great War.

Born in Plano, Tex., Gene grew up in India, France, and China. She received her BA from the University of California at Berkeley, and her PhD from Yale University, where she won the Hans Gatzke Prize. She has taught at SUNY Cortland and Boston University, and from 2016-2017 served as the first ever Historian in Residence for American Experience at WGBH-Boston.