David Greenberg's Blog
Running Against Stereotype: Race, Gender, Age and Politics 2008
September 25th, 2008 / 11:52 am
The Center for Race and Ethnicity Presents Running Against Stereotype:  Race, Gender, Age and Politics 2008Friday, October 3, 200812:30 p.m. Stereotypes of race, age, and gender have defined this year in American politics: candidates for national office have been running not only against one another, but also pushing against (and reworking) public ideas about women, men,
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Rick Perlstein to Visit Rutgers
September 12th, 2008 / 12:10 pm
Wednesday, September 17, historian and journalist Rick Perlstein—author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (Scribner) and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus—will be visiting Rutgers.     From 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. in 301 Van Dyck Hall he will be leading a discussion for graduate students and faculty
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On Hyperpartisanship
May 13th, 2008 / 4:08 pm
On Wednesday, May 28, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. to  7:45 p.m., I’ll be on a panel at The New School’s Milano School for Management and Urban Policy, discussing the subject, “The Hyperpartisan Era in Washington: Can Federal Bipartisanship Be Revived?” The featured speaker will be Ronald Brownstein, political reporter for the Atlantic. The panelists will be Jenny Backus,
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Bob Woodward talk reminder
October 30th, 2007 / 11:21 pm
Bob Woodward Comes to Rutgers
October 15th, 2007 / 11:46 am
Calvin Coolidge and the Roaring Twenties
July 23rd, 2007 / 12:20 pm
David Greenberg
Journalism and Media Studies
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DAVID GREENBERG is an associate professor of Journalism & Media Studies and of History at Rutgers University. He specializes in American political and cultural history. His new book, Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency (W.W. Norton), a history of the White House spin machine, is being published in January 2016. See www.republicofspin.com for more details.

His first book, Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image (W.W. Norton, 2003) won the Washington Monthly Political Book Award, the American Journalism History Book Award, and Columbia University’s Bancroft Dissertation Award. In 2006 he published Calvin Coolidge for the American Presidents Series (Henry Holt) and Presidential Doodles (Basic Books). A columnist for Slate and a contributing editor at The New Republic until its recent demise, Prof. Greenberg has also written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, The Journal of American History and other scholarly and popular publications.

Before pursuing his PhD, he served as Acting Editor and Managing Editor of The New Republic and as the assistant to author Bob Woodward, on The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House (Simon & Schuster, 1994). He holds a BA from Yale and a PhD in history from Columbia. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

You can follow him on Twitter at @republicofspin

More information is available at www.davidgreenberg.info.



The American Presidency

History of Media and Government

Media and the Public Sphere

The Culture of the Cold War

The Holocaust in American Life


Research Seminar in U.S. History

Media History

Recent U.S. History

Syllabi are available at www.davidgreenberg.info.

PhD, American History, Columbia University, 2001.
MA, American History, Columbia University, 1996.
BA, Yale University, History, 1990.
Summa cum laude. Phi Beta Kappa.

History of U.S. politics, media, and culture since 1900.

Publications and Presentations

Calvin Coolidge. Henry Holt (American Presidents Series), 2006.

Presidential Doodles: Two centuries of scribbles, scratches, squiggles and scrawls from the Oval Office. Basic Books, 2006. Paperback, 2007.

Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image. W. W. Norton, 2003. Paperback, 2004.

For more see attached CV.