About Me

I am Professor of History and  Executive Director 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. 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 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, a volume of essays on the Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical. Historians on Hamilton is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press in March 2018.

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, DemocracyInside Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Democracy Journalberfrois, and Jacobin.

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.