Visiting Fellow Clay Risen

Clay Risen headshot
Visiting Fellow
Academic Year: 2023-24
Visiting Fellow, 2022-23, 2021-22, and 2020-21

Clay Risen, a reporter for the New York Times, is the author of several books on US history, including, most recently, The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders and the Dawn of the American Century, a finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman Prize in Military History. Previously at the Times, he worked as a senior politics editor and deputy Opinion editor, and before that as the founding managing editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and an assistant editor at the New Republic. His other books include A Nation on Fire: America in the Wake of the King Assassination and the forthcoming Red Scare: Blacklists, McCarthyism and the Making of Modern America. He has an undergraduate degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago.

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