Expert on Historical
Analysis of Contemporary Political Problems, 20th Century
American Political History Available to Discuss California
Weber (518) 437-4980 or Karl Luntta (518) 265-4114, cell
(August 13, 2003) -- With the number of potential candidates
in the California gubernatorial election closing in on 250,
many Americans, including Californians who are faced with
the prospect of choosing a publisher of X-rated magazines
or a bodybuilder-turned-actor, among many others, are perplexed
by the political process that brought it to this.
Julian Zelizer, University at Albany associate professor
of Public Administration and Policy, specializes
in drawing on historical analysis to tackle and explain contemporary
politics. He teaches U.S. history courses on the historiography
of political history, the state in the twentieth century,
and public policy since the New Deal.
Zelizer, a historian, is currently writing a book about congressional
reform since WWII (Cambridge University Press), editing The
Reader's Companion to the American Congress (Houghton
Mifflin) and co-editing The Democratic Experiment: New
Directions in American Political History (Princeton University
He regularly contributes to the radio show Talking History
and has appeared frequently on television as a political expert.
His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Los
Angeles Times, and the Times Union (Albany,
Zelizer received his B.A. in History from Brandeis University
and his Ph.D. in History from the Johns Hopkins University.