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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Political History, Policy History, African American History, Racial Politics
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About Me

I am an assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research explores modern U.S. political history, public policy, political culture, and racial politics. My book Nelson Rockefeller’s Dilemma: The Fight to Save Moderate Republicanism is scheduled for publication in August 2024 from the Three Hills imprint of Cornell University Press. The book, which is available for pre-order, examines moderate Republicanism by tracing the four-term governor of New York’s struggle to remain a viable national candidate as the GOP embraced racial conservatism during the modern civil rights era.

PhD, History, Rutgers University, BA, History, Yale University

Recent Publications

“Defining Rockefeller Republicanism: Promise and Peril at the Edge of the Liberal Consensus, 1958-1975,” Journal of Policy History, 34:3, (2022), 336-370.

“‘Millionaires are More Democratic Now’: Nelson Rockefeller and the Politics of Wealth in New York,” New York History, 102:1 (2021), 52-81.

“‘Both Parties Hedging’: Reassessing Party Loyalty Among Black New York Voters, 1952-1961,” Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, 40:2 (2019), 7-51.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Government, Politics, Race