Julian E. Zelizer
& by appointment
Julian E. Zelizer has been one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history. He is the author of Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945-1975 (1998), On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and Its Consequences, 1948-2000 (2004), Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—From World War II to the War on Terrorism (2010), Jimmy Carter (2010), and Conservatives in Power: The Reagan Years, 1981-1989 (2010), and Governing America: The Revival of Political History. His most recent book is The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society (2015). He has edited 11 books on American political history, with subjects ranging from the politics and the media to the presidency of Barack Obama. In addition to his scholarly articles and book chapters, Zelizer is a CNN Political Analyst who appears regularly on television and radio. He has published over eight hundred op-eds, including his columns for CNN.com and The Atlantic. He is a regular news commentator on radio, television and in print. He has received fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and New America. He is currently writing three books: one with Kevin Kruse on the history of the United States since 1974, another on the scandal that brought down Speaker Jim Wright and a biography of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.