Miller Center

Miller Center Fellows, 2000 – 2001

Warren Bass
Warren Bass

JFK and Israel: The Kennedy Administration and the Origins of the U.S.–Israel Alliance

Warren Bass, Columbia University

Warren Bass is a Professional staff member for the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States at the U.S. Department of State. 

Formerly the adviser to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, and the nonfiction book review editor of the Washington Post. He was a staffer on the 9/11 Commission and one of the writers and editors of its report. He has a Ph.D. in history and an M.A. in journalism from Columbia.

Recent Publications:
Support Any Friend: Kennedy's Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance (Oxford University Press, 2003)

Anthony S. Chen
Anthony S. Chen

From Fair Employment to Equal Opportunity and Beyond: Race, Liberalism, and the Politics of the New Deal Order, 1941–1971

Anthony S. Chen, University of California, Berkeley
Mentor: Thomas J. Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania

Anthony S. Chen is Associate Professor of Sociology and Political Science at Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

Previously, Chen was Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In addition to holding appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, he was also a Faculty Associate in the Program in American Cultures. From 2005 to 2007, he held the position of Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco. Chen's book, The Fifth Freedom (Princeton, 2009), won the President's Book Award from the Social Science History Association. Chen received his B.A. from Rice University 1994 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002.

Recent Publications:
The Fifth Freedom: Jobs, Politics, and Civil Rights in the United States, 1941-1972 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009)

Joshua Dunn
Joshua Dunn

Judges, Lawyers, and Experts: Law vs. Politics in Missouri vs. Jenkins

Joshua Dunn, University of Virginia
Mentor: R. Shep Melnick, Boston College

Joshua Dunn is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

He teaches courses on constitutional law and political theory. His research focuses on constitutional history and judicial policymaking. He recieved his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2002.

Recent Publications:
From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: The Judiciary's Role in American Education, with Martin West (Brookings Institution Press, 2009)
Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins (University of North Carolina Press, 2008)

Jasmine Farrier
Jasmine Farrier

Why Congress Delegates Decisions on the Budget: Institutional Origins and Consequences

Jasmine Farrier, University of Texas, Austin
Mentor: Louis Fisher of the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Jasmine Farrier is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville.

She received her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. Farrier's current research interests include separation of powers, congressional delegation of power, and constitutional law related to these issues. Ferrier received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1992.

Recent Publications:
Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority (University Press of Kentucky, 2010)
Passing the Buck: Congress, Budgets, and the Deficit (University Press of Kentucky, 2004)

Lorraine Schuyler
Lorraine Schuyler

The Weight of Their Votes: Southern Women and Politics in the 1920s

Lorraine Gates Schuyler, University of Virginia
Mentor: John Mark Hansen, University of Chicago

Lorraine Gates Schuyler is the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at the University of Richmond.

She received her doctorate from the University of Virginia in 2001. Her Book, The Weight of Their Votes, was named an Honor Book for non-fiction by the 2007 Library of Virginia Literary Awards. That year The Weight of Their Votes was also awarded the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize for the best book in Southern women's history. Schuyler has presented her work in numerous public and scholarly forums, including the Virginia Festival of the Book and the Clinton School of Public Service Distinguished Lecture Series. Schuyler received her B.A. in History from Yale University in 1993.

Recent Publications:
The Weight of Their Votes: Southern Women and Political Leverage in the 1920s (University of North Carolina Press, 2006)

Paul Milazzo
Paul Milazzo

Legislating the Solution to Pollution: Congress and the Development of Federal Water Pollution Control Policy in the United States, 1945-1975

Paul Milazzo, University of Virginia
Mentor: Hugh Davis Graham, Vanderbilt University

Paul Milazzo is Associate Professor of History at Ohio University.

His areas of concentration include politics, political institutions, and federal policy, particularly after 1945. Professor Milazzo's recent research has focused on environmental policy making in the United States Congress. Milazzo received his A.B. from Amherst College (1991), and his M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (2001) from the University of Virginia.

Recent Publications:
"From Truman to Eisenhower: Rethinking Postwar Environmental ‘Consensus.’" The Environmental Legacy of Harry Truman (Truman State University Press, 2009)
Unlikely Environmentalists: Congress and Clean Water, 1945-1972 (University Press of Kansas, 2006)

Sarah T. Phillips
Sarah T. Phillips

Acres Fit and Unfit: Environmental Liberalism and the American State, 1925–1955

Sarah T. Phillips, Boston University
Mentor: Edmund P. Russell III, University of Virginia

Sarah Phillips is Associate Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Boston University.

She specializes in 20th-century American political history and environmental history. She received her B.A. from Florida State (1996) and her Ph.D. from Boston University (2004). Some of her publications include articles in Environmental History and Agricultural History, and book chapters on transatlantic agrarian history, the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt, and the conservation and environmental policy of state governors. Phillips is curently working on The Price of Plenty: American Food and Global Power in the Twentieth Century (in progress) and will serve as a Dream Mentor in 2012-2013.

Recent Publications:
This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal (Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Growing Pains: Political Economy and Place on the Northeast Corridor, 1950s–1970s

Peter Siskind, University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Christopher S. Sellers, SUNY, Stonybrook

Peter Siskind is Assistant Professor of History at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania and is the Chair of the Department of Historical and Political Studies. 

He received his B.A. from Dartmouth University, his M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Siskind co-taught a course at the University of Pennsylvania with Governor Ed Rendell on contemporary campaigns and elections.

Recent Publications:
"Shades of Black and Green: The Making of Racial and Environmental Liberalism in Nelson Rockefeller's New York." The Journal of Urban History, (2008)                                                                                                           
"Paradoxes upon Complexities: Norman Mailer's Urban Vision," 19 November 19, 2007. 

Work, Citizenship, and Welfare: The Institutionalization of the Work Ethic in Work Relief Policies from the New Deal to the Present

Susan Schantz, Brandeis University
Mentor: Suzanne Mettler, Syracuse University