Joseph S. Meisel is a historian of modern Britain, with primary research emphasis on Victorian politics and political culture. He received A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in history from Columbia University, and has taught at Columbia, Teacher's College, and Baruch College of the City University of New York. Prior to coming to Brown as Deputy Provost, he worked at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as Program Officer for Research Universities and Humanistic Scholarship. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Meisel has authored numerous articles and essays on various aspects of British history as well as the books Public Speech and the Culture of Public Life in the Age of Gladstone (2001) and Knowledge and Power: The Parliamentary Representation of Universities (2011). He is also co-author of the "The Humours of Parliament": Harry Furniss's View of Late-Victorian Political Culture (2014).