Kathryn Cramer Brownell is a Lecturer in American History at Boston University. Her research and teaching focus on the relationships between media, politics, and popular culture in twentieth-century United States. Her current book project, Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Politics, explores the institutionalization of Hollywood in American politics from 1928 to 1980.
Thomas A. Krainz is Associate Professor of History at DePaul University. He is the author of Delivering Aid: Implementing Progressive Era Welfare in the American West (2005) and is currently working on a book about the treatment of refugees during the early twentieth century in the American West.
William R. Lowry is Professor of Political Science at Washington University. He studies American politics, environmental policy, and natural resource issues. He is the author of five books, the most recent being Repairing Paradise (Brookings Institution Press, 2009), as well as numerous articles and chapters in edited volumes.
Kim Moeller is an Assistant Professor in the department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences' Center for Alcohol and Drug Research at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. Her work centers on society and politics as it concerns intoxicants, substance abuse, and dependency, as well as public law and commercial regulation.
Andrew Newman is a Senior Project Officer (International Program) with the Nuclear Threat Initiative in Washington, D.C., and an Adjunct Research Associate with the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash University in Australia. This research was conducted while he was a Research Associate with the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University.
Ian Ostrander is a Ph.D. candidate at Washington University in St. Louis. He specializes in American political institutions and has an active research interest in environmental and energy policy.
Monica Prasad is Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. She is the author of The Politics of Free Markets: The Rise of Neoliberal Economic Policies in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States (University of Chicago Press, 2006) and co-editor of The New Fiscal Sociology: Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Her book The Land of Too Much is forthcoming from Harvard University Press.
Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb is a Lecturer in History at Keble College, Oxford.