I am a historian of modern America with research and teaching interests in environment, food and security. I am currently working on a book project exploring the history of responses to environmental and unconventional threats to American national security. My most recent book, Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System (Oxford University Press, 2017), explored how food was deployed in the first decades of the Cold War to promote American national security and national interests. My first book, Food Security (Polity Press, 2010), investigated the late twentieth century origins of contemporary food security challenges.
I am also the co-editor of two books that examine challenges to human security: Global Environmental Change and Human Security (MIT Press, 2009) and Landmines and Human Security: International Politics and War’s Hidden Legacy (SUNY Press, 2004). I have published more than 25 articles, book chapters and reviews as well as numerous commentaries and policy documents.