Matthew Dallek

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Matthew Dallek

Professor of Political Management; Associated Faculty, Dept. of American Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Dept. of History


Office Phone: 202.994.1029
Media and Public Affairs Building 805 21st Street, NW, 4th floor Washington DC 20052

Matthew Dallek is a historian and professor of political management at George Washington University. His research and teaching interests include 20th-century U.S. politics, extremism, and the conservative movement. He is author, most recently, of Birchers: How the John Birch Society Radicalized the American Right (Basic Books, 2023). His second book, Defenseless Under the Night (Oxford University Press, 2016), won the Henry Adams award from Society for History in the Federal Government. His first book, The Right Moment (Free Press, 2000, Oxford University Press, 2004), appeared on the Washington Post's and Chicago Tribune's year-end best-of lists. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Politico, and many other publications.