Serena Zabin is the author of The Boston Massacre: A Family History, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the winner of the Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year Award.
Her earlier books are Dangerous Economies: Status and Commerce in Imperial New York and The New York Conspiracy Trials of 1741: Daniel Horsmanden’s Journal of the Proceedings, with Related Documents. She is also the codesigner of a serious video game about the Boston Massacre, Witness to the Revolution.
Professor of history at Carleton College and a historian of early America, Serena teaches courses on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America, especially the American Revolution. As part of this teaching, she has involved students in her research on Boston, especially in the creation of an interactive digital map of revolutionary Boston.
She serves on the board of academic consultants to the Old State House in Boston. Her work on the Boston Massacre has garnered major financial support from funding agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (twice) and the American Council of Learned Societies.