Beverly Gage

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Professor of History and American Studies, Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy
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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, political thought, and social movements.

She is the author of The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror, which examined the history of terrorism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, focusing on the 1920 Wall Street bombing. She is currently writing G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century, 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 New York Times and Washington Post; she is currently a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. 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:

“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