Dr Tom Arnold-Forster
I'm a historian of the United States in the twentieth century. My research interests are in political, intellectual, and cultural history. I did my graduate training in Cambridge and have held fellowships at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
I'm currently writing an intellectual biography of the journalist and democratic theorist Walter Lippmann. The book is under contract with Princeton University Press and some of my early findings have been published in Modern Intellectual History.
My next project will explore the relationship between publicity and corruption in the United States, from muckraking journalism to the Watergate scandal. I also have research interests in the histories of social science, media, and jazz.
For undergraduates, I mostly teach Paper 24 in Part I: the History of the United States since 1865. For graduate students, I've taught a course on "Democracy in American Historiography" for the MPhil in American History.
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Gonville and Caius College
Cambridge, CB2 1TA