Julian E. Zelizer
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941
Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University
About Julian E. Zelizer
Julian E. Zelizer has been one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history. He is the author of Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945-1975 (1998), On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and its Consequences, 1948-2000 (2004), Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—From World War II to the War on Terrorism (2010), Jimmy Carter (2010), and Conservatives in Power: The Reagan Years, 1981-1989 (2010) and Governing America: The Revival of Political History. He is the editor of New Directions in American Political History (2005), The American Congress: The Building of Democracy (2004), and The Presidency of George W. Bush: A First Historical Assessment (2010) and the co-editor of What’s Good for Business: Business And American Politics Since World War II: Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s (2008), The Constitution and Public Policy in America (2008), and The Democratic Experiment: New Directions in American Political History (2003). Zelizer was a Guggenheim Fellow and a Brookings Institution Research Fellow. His first book, Taxing America, was awarded the 2000 Ellis Hawley Prize and the 1998 D.B. Hardeman Prize. In addition to his scholarly articles and book chapters, Zelizer is a frequent commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics. He has published over four hundred op-eds, including his weekly column on CNN.Com. He is a co-editor for the Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America series of Princeton University Press. Zelizer is currently writing a book about the history of the Great Society that will be published by Penguin Books and co-authoring a history of America since the 1970s with Professor Kevin Kruse. The History News Network named Professor Zelizer as one of the top young historians in the country. He has received fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation. Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University.