Professor of History & American Studies; Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy
Fields of interest:
Gilded Age and 20th century; political history; government and political development; ideology and social movements (esp. conservatism and radicalism)
Beverly Gage is professor of 20th-century U.S. history. Her courses focus on American politics, political thought, social movements, and governance, broadly conceived.
Her book G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century, a major new biography of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, will be released by Viking in November 2022. She is also 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.
In addition to her teaching and research, Professor Gage has written for numerous journals and magazines, including the New Yorker, 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. From 2017 to 2021, she served as director of Yale’s Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. In 2021, President Joe Biden nominated her to serve on the National Humanities Council, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Professor Gage is a graduate of Yale University (1994, BA, American Studies, magna cum laude) and Columbia University (2004, PhD, History).
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