About Me

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Dr. Cindy Gueli is a historian, author, and historical consultant for TV and film. Her academic teaching and research specializes in U.S. social history, women’s history, and Washington, D.C. She is a frequent lecturer and presenter at conferences and universities. Her media background includes reporting and producing for television and hosting the web series “Scandalous Washington.” Her book “Lipstick Brigade: The Untold True Story of Washington’s World War II Government Girls” has been optioned for television. She holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a master’s in Communications and master’s and Ph.D. in History from American University. She is based in Washington, D.C.

Go to http://cindygueli.com and @historybyte for more info, blog posts, and historybytes.


  1. My mother, Catherine O’Brien was one of the Lipstick Brigade and went to Washinton in 1938. She turns 100 tomorrow!


    • Wow– please wish her a Happy Birthday for me!! I’m still interviewing women about their experiences if she’s interested in sharing them. I’d love to talk to her. Thanks for finding the site!


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