Professor and Department Chair
Davis , Ca 95616
Biography:Chair, history department, UC Davis, 2013-present
20th century U.S. cultural and political history
Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11
Red Spy Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth Bentley (North Carolina, 2002)
Challenging the Secret Government: The Post-Watergate Investigations of the CIA and FBI (North Carolina, 1996)
"Linus Pauling: A Case Study in Counterintelligence Run Amok," in Loch Johnson, ed., Handbook on Intelligence Studies (London: Routledge, 2007).
"Lapdog or Rogue Elephant? CIA Controversies from 1947 to 2004," in Athan Theoharis, ed., The Central Intelligence Agency: Security Under Scrutiny (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2006), 189-229.
"Blond Queens, Red Spiders, and Neurotic Old Maids: Gender and Espionage in the Early Cold War." Intelligence and National Security 19:1 (Spring 2004), 78-94.
History 174B: America in Prosperity, Depression, and War, 1914-1945 History 174C: America since 1945 History 17B: United States since 1865 History 180: American Political History History 174D: Politics and Paranoia: Conspiracy theories in 20th century America