About Me

I am Professor of History and Executive Editor of Public Seminar at The New School in Greenwich Village, New York City.

My historical research is focused on the recent political history of the United States; gender, sexuality, and the media; digital humanities and Internet studies. From 2006 to 2015, I blogged at Tenured Radical: from 2011 to 2015, the blog was hosted at the Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition to the Chronicle, I have written for Dissent, The Village Voice, Democracy, Inside Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Democracy Journal, berfrois, and Jacobin.

I am the author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture (Rutgers University Press, 1998), and the co-editor, with Renee C. Romano, of  Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back (University of Georgia Press, 2012).

Our second edited collection, Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Re-staging America’s Past, scholarly articles written for a general audience, is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press in March 2018: you can pre-order it here. Please let me know if you would like a review copy.

I live in New York City and Northampton, Massachusetts. The best way to reach me is by email. I am represented by Roz Foster of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Los Angeles, CA.