Denise Lynn is an Associate Professor of History and Director of Gender Studies at the University of Southern Indiana. She is also the Vice-President of the Historians of American Communism Society, and a monthly blogger for Black Perspectives. Lynn’s research focuses on women in the American Communist Party during the Popular Front era. She is particularly interested in rank-and-file women in the Party who operated outside of the Central Committee. She has published work on Communist women’s internationalist efforts during the Spanish Civil War and the Italian invasion of Ethiopia.