Professor Of Modern American History, University of Sussex

I am interested in race and ethnicity in Britain and the United States.

My first book, Fight Against Fear, focused on the reaction of the small Jewish minority in the American South to the black civil rights struggle. A second book, Rabble Rousers, looked at white extremists who used violence to resist civil rights reform. Most recently, I co-wrote with William Carrigan of Rowan University in New Jersey Forgotten Dead, a book that assesses mob violence against Mexicans in the United States. My current research focuses on the historical relationship between Britain and the United States.

I have made numerous appearances on radio and television to provide historical context and political commentary on events in the United States. My research has also featured in articles written for the Guardian and the New York Times.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor Of Modern American History, University of Sussex