Susan J. Matt is Presidential Distinguished Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. A native of Chicago, she received her B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. She is author of Homesickness: An American History (Oxford University Press, 2011) and Keeping Up with the Joneses: Envy in American Consumer Society, 1890-1930 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003). With Peter Stearns, she is co-editor of a new book series on the history of the emotions, published by the University of Illinois Press. She and her husband, Dr. Luke Fernandez, are currently writing a book on the way that technology has transformed inner life in America, from the telegraph to Twitter.