Professor of History & American Culture Studies, Washington University in St Louis

I am a historian who examines the intersection of American politics and culture. My work examines not only the realities of politics and policymaking, but also the ways that Americans interpret and imagine the political world around them. In addition to my research in these fields, I teach courses on the American political system in general and the American Presidency in particular. I have written periodic op-ed pieces for various media outlets, and have served as an expert for print, radio, and TV journalists.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of History & American Culture Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Education

  • 1999 
    University of Virginia, PhD