Los Angeles, CA and Salem, OR



Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Willamette University, 2016-present

Adjunct Professor of History and American Studies, Occidental College, 2010-2016

Visiting Professor of History, New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College, 2006-2008

Director of American Studies, Barnard College, 2003-2006

Visiting Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, Barnard College, 2001-2006

Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University, 2000

Instructor, Columbia University, Program in the Core Curriculum, 1997-98



Ph.D., Columbia University, 2000, History (U.S.)

M.Phil., Columbia University, 1995, History (U.S.)

B.A., Antioch College, 1989, History and Philosophy

London School of Economics and Political Science, 1986-1987, General Course in History



Blood and Freedom: A Renegade History of America Abroad  (in contract, Grove/Atlantic)

A Renegade History of the United States (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, September 2010)

Out of the Jungle: Jimmy Hoffa and the Remaking of the American Working Class (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001)



“The Color of Discipline: Civil Rights and Black Sexuality,” American Quarterly, March 2008

“Citizenship and the Problem of Desire in the Postwar Labor and Civil Rights Movements,” in

Mark Carnes, ed., The Columbia History of Postwar America (Columbia University Press, 2007)