About me

I am editorial director for history and the social sciences at Basic Books, where I’ve worked since 2015. I acquire and publish primarily in history. Basic’s website will tell you more about the books I’ve acquired, edited, and published recently.

Previously, from 2011 through 2015, I worked at Harvard University Press, where I acquired and edited a number of prizewinning books, among them Elizabeth Hinton’s From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime and Matthew Karp’s This Vast Southern Empire.

I received a Ph.D. in history from Yale, where my training focused on twentieth-century US politics and culture; you can read more about my dissertation here. I’m also a graduate of Harvard, where I concentrated in history and literature. I live and work in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

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