Beverly Gage is professor of 20th-century American history and director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. Her courses focus on American politics, statecraft, social movements, and government, broadly conceived.
Her first book, The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror, examined the history of terrorism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, focusing on the 1920 Wall Street bombing. Her next book, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century, will be a biography of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
In addition to her teaching and research, Professor Gage has written for numerous journals and magazines, including the Journal of American History, the Journal of Policy History, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, and The Nation. She appears regularly on the PBS NewsHour, among other programs. In 2009, Professor Gage received the Sarai Ribicoff Award for teaching excellence in Yale College. In 2015, she was elected to serve as the first chair of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate. Professor Gage is a graduate of Yale University (1994, BA, American Studies) and Columbia University (2004, PhD, History).
Recent publications include:
“In Firing Comey, Did Trump Unleash the Next Deep Throat?” New York Times, May 10, 2017
“Reading the Classic Novel That Predicted Trump,” New York Times, January 17, 2017
“How ‘Elites’ Became One of the Nastiest Epithets in American Politics,” New York Times, January 2, 107
“What an Uncensored Letter to M.L.K. Reveals,” New York Times, November 11, 2014
“Terrorism and the American Experience: A State of the Field,” Journal of American History, June 2011