Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University. His most recent book is “American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation” (Knopf, 2011); His book “A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan” (2006),was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and NPR’s “Fresh Air,” among other outlets, and was awarded the Order of Merit by Christianity Today.
He is also the author of “America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s” (with Maurice Isserman, 2007);” The Populist Persuasion: An American History” (1998) and “Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era” (1987), which won the Herbert Gutman Prize. He has edited the anthology “In Search of Progressive America” (2008) and, with Joseph A. McCartin, “Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal” (2006).
Kazin has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution and “American Dreamers: The Left in U.S. History.” Kazin has also been awarded fellowships from the Advanced Research Collaborative, Graduate Center, and the National Humanities Center,.He is the editor-in-chief of The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2010) and the Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2011).
He is the co-editor of Dissent magazine, a member of the editorial boards of the American Historical Review and World Affairs, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, The American Prospect, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications.