I'm a Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon. I research and publish extensively on right-wing politics, race, populism, social movements, and US political development. My most recent book, with Daniel Martinez HoSang, explores the complex racial politics of the contemporary U.S. right from the militia movement to the Alt-Right to the mainstream Republican Party.
My current project, a sort of pre-history of Trumpism, traces the development of “Middle America,” and its powerful and destructive impact on U.S. politics over the last half-century.
Along with my scholarly work, I have written pieces in The New Republic, The Washington Post, The Conversation, The Baffler, Dissent, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, and Jacobin Magazine, among others. I have been interviewed in The New Yorker, on National Public Radio, MSNBC, CBS Radio, ABC Radio, BBC Radio 4, France 24, Al Jazeera, and Canadian Television.
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