Speaking

“A Moral Call to Action on Poverty,” New Haven Independent, April 26, 2017

After spending years interviewing tenants and landlords and reporting on urban evictions, Matthew Desmond reached a conclusion that surprised him: Conventional liberal and conservative explanations that heap blame on everything from deindustrialization to out-of-wedlock childbirth overlook the actual root causes of poverty in this country. Read more here....



Yale for Life: Revisiting 1914-1945

I will be joining my colleagues Jay Winter and Alan Alan Mikhail, among others, to teach this summer's Yale for Life course: Revisiting 1914-1945. June 14-20, 2015....



April 17, 2015: The Church Committee at 40: Surveillance and Reform in the 1970s

I chaired a panel featuring the terrific historians Athan Theoharis, Laura Kalman, John Fox, and Kate Scott in a discussion of the Church Committee's 40th anniversary. We gathered at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in St Louis. See video excerpts of their remarks here. The full panel will be broadcast on C-SPAN later this month....