A Year of Siege:

One of the most significant historic transformations in the modern era of state and nation building is currently playing out through modalities of border warfare, permanent emergency and counterinsurgency in Kashmir, producing…

The Historian’s Craft

Thoughts on Reading and Making History in the Wake of Tree of Life by Avigail Oren – I experienced the events and aftermath of the Tree of Life shooting as a historian just as much as I did as a Jew and a resident of Pittsburgh…

On the Politics of Reflection

On the afternoon of 30 October 2018 I left my office—late—to attend what had been described to me as a “rally” or a “protest” to coincide with President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh in connection…

Response to the Tree of Life Shootings

Since Columbine, Americans have grown unsettlingly accustomed to mass shootings. We know what to expect from politicians, the media, and gun-control and gun rights advocates. More recently, especially since…