OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Julian E. Zelizer

Portrait of Julian E. Zelizer

Julian E. Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He is the author of Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945–1975 (1998), winner of the OAH Ellis Hawley Prize and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation's D.B. Hardeman Prize; 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 (2009); Jimmy Carter (2010), named as one of the best presidential biographies by the Washington Post; and Governing America: The Revival of Political History (2012). He is a coauthor of Conservatives in Power: The Reagan Years, 1981–1989 (2010). He is the editor, most recently, of What's Good for Business: Business and American Politics Since World War II (2012) and The Presidency of George W. Bush: A First Historical Assessment (2010), named a Choice editors' pick, and a coeditor, with Bruce Schulman, of The Constitution and Public Policy in U.S. History (2009) and Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s (2008). He is also a well-known commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics, and a regular contributor to CNN.Com, the Huffington Post, and Politico, among others. Named by History News Network as one of the top young historians in the country, Zelizer is currently writing a book on the Great Society and another on America since the 1970s.

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