I write about social movements, power, and political violence.

I’m also a certified mediator, and freelance as a policy analyst, editor, and historical consultant. My specialty areas include:

  • Counterterrorism and Intelligence
  • Policing, Incarceration, and Restorative Justice
  • Social Movements
  • Post-1945 U.S. History
  • The Pacific Northwest
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Nonviolence and Conflict Resolution

Please contact me for more information.

My book, Nixon’s War on Terrorism: The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism, is under contract with University of North Carolina Press. I am also a co-editor of Science for the People: Documents from America’s Movement of Radical Scientists (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018). I hold a PhD in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2016), and a mediation certificate from the Social Justice Mediation Institute, Amherst, Massachusetts (2013).

I have more than ten years of experience teaching U.S. history at Western Washington University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

I live in Bellingham, Washington, USA, on the traditional territory of the Lummi and Nooksack Coast Salish peoples. I use he/him pronouns. Thank you for exploring my website.