Peer-reviewed publications

“Social Science and Foreign Affairs.” In The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, ed. Jon Butler. New York: Oxford University Press, November 2015. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.013.154

Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War (Cornell University Press, 2013) Embed link:

“From Expert Democracy to Beltway Banditry: How the Anti-War Movement Expanded the Military-Academic-Industrial Complex,” pp. 137-53. In Mark Solovey and Hamilton Cravens, eds., Cold War Social Science: Knowledge Production, Liberal Democracy, and Human Nature (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012).

“The Last Stand of the Psychocultural Cold Warriors: Military Contract Research in Vietnam.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 47 (2011): 232-50.

“Gray Matters: Social Scientists, Military Patronage, and Democracy in the Cold War.” Journal of American History 96 (June 2009): 99-122.


Other Publications
Review of Sarah Bridger, Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research. Journal of Cold War Studies, forthcoming.

Review of Jamie Cohen-Cole, The Open Mind: Cold War Politics and the Sciences of Human Nature. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 51.3 (Summer 2015): 343-45.

Review of Mark Solovey, Shaky Foundations: The Politics-Patronage-Social Science Nexus in Cold War America. The Historian 77.2 (Summer 2015): 355-56.

“Police Militarization is a Legacy of Cold War Paranoia,” The Conversation, October 22, 2014

Review of Paul Erickson et al., How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality. Journal of American History 101 (September 2014): 656-57.

“The Cult of Expertise: American Science and Technology in the Cold War,” Review of Audra J. Wolfe, Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America. Society for U.S. Intellectual History Blog, October 11, 2013,

“Eight Questions: Science, Technology, and Medical History,” In the Service of Clio Blog, February 15, 2013,

Review of Matthew Farish, The Contours of America's Cold War. Isis 103 (2012): 425-26.

Review of Zachary M. Schrag, Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965-2009. Journal of American History 98 (2011): 600. 

Review of Jennifer Karns Alexander, The Mantra of Efficiency: From Waterwheel to Social Control. Business History Review 83 (Spring 2009): 185-87.

“It Was No Pink Tea: Gender and American Anthropology,” pp. 261-290. In Richard Handler, ed., Significant Others: Interpersonal and Professional Commitments in Anthropology, History of Anthropology Volume 10 (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004).



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