Averill Earls is a historian and podcast host living in Buffalo, NY. She is the Executive Producer of DIG: A History Podcast, and an Assistant Professor of History at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA.
Averill earned a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in History from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in History from the University at Buffalo. Her research focus is on policing, masculinity, and same-sex desire in modern Ireland. She regularly teaches courses on modern European and British history, gender and sexuality studies, and digital history methodology. She writes about Ireland, sexuality, and teaching, publishing in academic and public history venues. She is also the Layout Editor for Nursing Clio, and has designed and constructed small-scale museum exhibits for local organizations.
She won a Leadership in History award from the American Association of State and Local History in 2017 for her podcasting work on New York history. Her work has appeared on collaborative blogs like Nursing Clio and Notches, and she's been interviewed about podcasting by @AskHistorians, Buffalo Boss Babes, and AtBuffalo Magazine.