Wilson Center Projects
I study U.S. political history and, within that subfield, I have a particular interest in institutional development. I see my project on the federal government's prosecution of the modern drug war as a continuation and combination of interests, including my engagement with "disorder" studies and American political development.
B.A. (1994) University of California, Davis; M.A. (1996) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (2000) University of Chicago
Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 2003-present; Program Officer, National Academies, 2000-2003
U.S. political history
- The GI Bill, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009)
- "Kidnapping and US State Development," Studies in American Political Development, (Spring 2006)
- "Trust to the Public: Academic Freedom in the Multiversity," in Academic Freedom After September 11, Beshara Doumani, ed., (New York: Zone Books, 2006)