By Bartholomew Sparrow
Professor Sparrow studies American political development and, in particular, the conjunction between the American state and the international system. He teaches courses on American territorial expansion, American political institutions and processes (graduate class), American politics and government (introductory class), political communication, and the politics of food in America. He has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Harry S. Truman Library Institute. He has been awarded the Leonard D. White and the Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha prizes from the American Political Science Association.
Sparrow is the author of The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security, a biography of the former US national security advisor. He is also the author of The Insular Cases and the Emergence of American Empire; Uncertain Guardians: The News Media as a Political Institution; and From the Outside In: World War II and the American State. He is coeditor, with Sanford Levinson, of The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898 and, with Roderick Hart, of Politics, Discourse, and American Society: New Agendas. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Political Communication, Diplomatic History, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, and other journals, and he has contributed to several edited volumes. He attended Dartmouth College, The University of Texas at Austin (AM), and the University of Chicago (PhD).