current research

Right now, I’m working on two book projects: one, on contemporary representations of indigenous people, “Neoliberal Utopias: Indigenous People in the Contemporary Imagination;” and the other, a project on the social sciences in the American century — that is, roughly post-World War II to 9/11.  The project on representations of indigenous people was developed while I was the Fulbright-Uppsala Distinguished Chair in American Studies, in 2012-2013.  Here’s a brief (and somewhat stiff!) video of the beginnings of that research.

Other projects:

An article on representations of the 1929 stock market crash; and an article on Man: A Course of Study (MACOS), a controversial elementary school social sciences curriculum of the 1970s.