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Ph.D. - U.C. Davis (2010)
MA - New York University
BA - Purchase College
Cold War America, McCarthyism, Espionage, Propaganda, Psychological Warfare, U.S. Diplomatic History, Twentieth Century, U.S. History
Executing the Rosenbergs: Death and Diplomacy in a Cold War World, (NY: Oxford University Press, 2016), ISBN: 978-0190265885, paperback April 2019.
“How Donald Trump Could Use His Pardon Power for Good,” Made by History, The Washington Post, 19 June 2018.
“Waging War with Words, 1945-1963” in Christopher Dietrich, ed., A Companion to U.S. Foreign Relations, Colonial Era to the Present (Mass: Wiley Blackwell, in production for 2019).
“David Greenglass,” entry in Susan Ware, ed., American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).
“Political Ideology and Activism to 1966” in Andrew L. Johns, ed., A Companion to Ronald Reagan (Mass: Wiley Blackwell, 2014), ISBN: 978-1-11-860777-0.
“What Died with Ethel and Julius Rosenberg? Losing Hearts and Minds in 1950s Latin America,” in Avital Bloch and Rosario Rodriguez, eds., The Cold War: North America and Latin America, 1945-1970 / La Guerra Fria y las Americas, 1945-1970 (Mexico: University of Colima Press, 2013), Spanish translation, ISBN: 978-607-424-407-6.
Additional opinion essays for History News Network, and numerous book reviews for H-Diplo and the Journal of Cold War Studies.
- American History from 1877
- Trials of the Century
- The U.S. in the Twentieth-Century World
- Colonial Americas
- U.S. - Latin American Diplomacy
- U.S. and Cuba (taught with William Skuban)
- The United States and Vietnam
- The United States during the Cold War
- The U.S.: 1914-1945
- From cold war to Cold War
- Cold War America
- Global Cold War
- The U.S. Since 1877
Work in Progress:
I am working on several projects including a history of the American experience in the Korean War, the history of the video game industry, and the political life and legacy of Kermit the Frog.