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Kathleen Belew

Kathleen Belew is Assistant Professor of U.S. History and the College at the University of Chicago. Belew has held postdoctoral fellowships from Northwestern University and Rutgers University. She specializes in the recent history of the United States, examining the long aftermath of warfare. Her first book, Bring the War Home: The White Powerb Movement and Paramilitary America (just published by Harvard University Press, April2018), explores how white power activists wrought a cohesive social movement through a common story about warfare and its weapons, uniforms, and technologies. Belew’s disturbing history reveals how war cannot be contained in time and space. In its wake, grievances intensify and violence becomes a logical course of action for some. Bring the War Home shows that although the present moment feels to many like a time ofcataclysmic change, current concerns about resurgent white supremacy should be understood as part of a long history.