North America Experts

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Director of Cross-Border and International Research, University at Buffalo
Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Cornell University
María Cristina García is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Cornell University, where she teaches courses on immigration history. She is the author of Seeking Refuge: Central American migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada (2006); Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida (1996); and articles and book chapters on refug...
National Council of La Raza
executive director and vice president, Institute for Women's Policy Research
National War College and Georgetown University
Former Congressman (D-Mo.), President & CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs
Michelle Getchell earned her Ph.D. in History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She has published a book chapter on narcoterrorism and an article on the 1954 Guatemala coup, and is a frequent contributor to H-Diplo. This is her first book.
Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Wilson Center Fellow
Jack A. Goldstone (PhD. Harvard) is Hazel Professor of Public Policy and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center of George Mason University.  He is also Director of the International Research Laboratory on Political Demography at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow.  He is the author of Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World (winne...
Author, Republic of Spin, and Associate Professor of History and of Journalism & Media Studies, Rutgers University; former Fellow, Wilson Center
I am a historian and journalist. I write on American politics, media and history for scholarly and popular publications, including most often the online magazine Slate, where I contribute a semi-regular column about history and current affairs. I teach at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where I am an associate professor in both the Department of History and the Department of Journalism and Medi...