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. Books I’ve edited and published include Martha S. Jones’s Vanguard, Edward J. Watts’s Mortal Republic, Martyn Rady’s The Habsburgs, Peniel E. Joseph’s The Sword and the Shield, Walter Johnson’s The Broken Heart of America, and Erika Lee’s America for Americans. I also publish selectively in politics and law; highlights include Jonathan Metzl’s Dying of Whiteness, Jonathan Sacks’s Morality, and Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz’s To End a Presidency.
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.