Professor who has taught as a teacher of political, social, and urban history at Princeton University. He has garnered more than 290,000 followers to his eponymous Twitter account by linking current events to historical ones, and providing a context with which to view each event.
He earned his B.A. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He later gained both his master's and PhD from Cornell University.
He has been named one of the top young innovators in the arts & sciences by Smithsonian Magazine. His 2005 book White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism won the 2007 American Political Science Association award for best urban politics book.
He is married.
He has been a frequent fact-checker of Donald Trump and his administration on Twitter.