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“Schwarzenegger: The Newest Progressive,” with Jon Christensen, High Country News, March 2005.

“Terrorists May Alter the Face of Urban America,” Public Affairs Report, October 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS

Books:

White-collar Wonderlands: Work and Place in Twentieth Century America. The transition of the United States from an industrial to postindustrial economy has had profound political, social, and geographic consequences. This book examines how mass culture and politics redefined the nature and value of work, workers, and productive spaces over the course of the twentieth century, showing the deep roots of the "new" economy and tracing the powerful spatial effects of imagined and idealized workplaces.

Landscapes of Wealth: Instant Cities, Global Suburbs, and the Environmental Future (with Karen C. Seto). The explosive growth of China and India in recent decades has been chiefly an urban story, and the appearance of suburban subdivisions on the outskirts of these new megacities has been much discussed, but little understood. This study blends historical research and analysis of the dynamics of land-use change to show how and why the North American suburb has gone global.

Journal Articles:

“The Fortification of the American University

“From corner office to cubicle: white-collar work and landscapes of power”

“Spinning the new economy: advertising, media, and images of knowledge work in prewar America”

TEACHING

Interests:

cities and suburbs; politics and policy; America in the world; technology; higher education; economic globalization; the US West

Graduate Fields:

United States History Urban History Political History History of Science and Technology Environmental History The American West

Courses:

University of Washington

HSTAA 303 HIST 494 HIST 498C HIST 499 HIST 499 HSTAA 508

Modern American Civilization From 1877 Left, Right, and Center: Party Politics in Modern America Suburbia Undergraduate Research: Global Silicon Valleys Eisenhower and the Cold War Graduate Field Seminar in American Urban History

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