North America Experts
Assistant Professor, Department of History and African/Afro-American Studies, University of Rhode Island
Since 1999 I have taught history and African-American Studies at the University of Rhode Island. Subsequent to my arrival at URI I taught at Arizona State University for two years. Born and raised in New York City, I received a B.A. in History and Africana Studies from SUNY Stony Brook and a Ph.D. in American History from Temple University. My intellectual focus in graduate school centered on merg...
Professor, Georgetown University Law School and former Acting Solicitor General of the United States
Professor of History, Georgetown University
President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Author and Journalist
Linda Killian's first book was THE FRESHMEN: What Happened to the Republican Revolution? in which she followed Newt Gingrich's career as Speaker of the House closely. This critically acclaimed book is a behind-the-scenes account of the104th Congress - the story of the GOP freshmen of '94 and the Republican takeover of Congress. It reveals the maneuvering and intrigues, the personal and...
Assistant Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Relations
Assistant research professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Relations
Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Energy
Associate Professor of Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
Growing up in a country as diverse as India, I remember being fascinated by ethnicity, or the differences in the self-perceptions, culture and practices of individuals belonging to different groups, right from a young age. Migration to the U.S. for graduate study heightened my interest in the phenomenon, since it drew attention to my own ethnic identity, something I had taken for granted in India....
Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
I took a circuitous route to becoming a 20th century U.S. constitutional historian. Stirred initially by an interest in the consequences of social and political reform, I came to appreciate constitutional upheavals as prisms through which to observe complex historical developments. From my early work on national prohibition through a comprehensive study of the amendment process to recent study of...