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

My book, Nixon’s War at Home: The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism, was published in September 2021 by  University of North Carolina Press (Justice, Power, and Politics series). You can order a copy here.

I also co-edited, Science for the People: Documents from America’s Movement of Radical Scientists (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018), and my writing has appeared in academic journals such as The Global Sixties and Radical History Review as well as in popular outlets, including Jacobin  and the Washington Post.

I’m a history professor at Western Washington University, where I teach courses on America since 1865, History of the Pacific Northwest, The United States and International Terrorism, The United States in the Cold War, and The American Right.

I also freelance as a writer, editor, and historical consultant. Please contact me for more information.

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). My teaching experience spans more than thirteen years 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.