North America Experts
Investigative Reporter, Author, and Historian
Manning J. Dauer Eminent Scholar in Political Science, University of Florida
Coming of age in America during the 1960s, I was part of a generation of graduate students drawn to political science in the hope that studying politics would show us how best to change it. Leading scholars argued that American institutions were outmoded and impervious to reform. Congress, in particular, was too encumbered by seniority, poor party discipline, organizational fragmentation, and nonc...
McCausland Professor of History; Director, ARENA, Association for Research on Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Americas, University of South Carolina
Editor-at-large, The Hill Newspaper; Former Press Secretary to Vice President Walter Mondale: Former Washington Correspondent, Knight-Ridder Newspapers
associate professor, Department of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College (Toronto)
Associate Director of Political Science, The George Washington University
I am an associate professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University. I have previously been assistant professor at George Washington University and the University of Toronto, and a senior research fellow at the Max-Planck Project Group in Bonn, Germany. I work on a variety of topics, including trust, the politics of the Internet and international and comp...
Assistant Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
I have published extensively on issues of politics, identity, and inequality in recent American history. My first book, Liberalism, Black Power, and the Making of American Politics, explores the interplay between liberalism and black nationalism, from 1965 to 1980, and why the very policies of liberalism that moderated black power also energized the New Right. My current research takes on the rise...
Director of International Relations, Sûreté du Québec
President Emeritus, Beloit College
Senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ferris, the Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History, is a leading voice on Southern studies, music and folklore. He joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina in 2002.A native of Vicksburg, Miss., and an award-winning scholar, Ferris chaired the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1997 to 2001. Before that, he was founding director of the Center for the Study of Souther...