Dr. Allison Finkelstein is the chair of the Arlington World War I Commemoration Task Force, which was created to lead the County’s efforts to recognize the 100th anniversary of the first World War. The task force’s work will culminate with the centennial of Armistice Day on November 11.
Finkelstein earned her Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she also studied Historic Preservation. A specialist on World War I, her scholarship has been published in Buildings & Landscapes: The Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum and the National Park Service’s new book of essays, “World War I Remembered.” Allison frequently presents at scholarly conferences and was featured on C-SPAN “American History TV” as an expert narrating WWI era silent films.
This is the first in a video series highlighting members of Arlington County’s advisory groups, commissions, and committees.