bloodofgovPaul Kramer writes and teaches U. S. history from transnational, imperial and global perspectives as an associate professor at Vanderbilt University.

He is the author of The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines, and co-editor of Cornell University Press’ series The United States in the World.  He is currently writing books on the practice of transnational history, and on connections between American foreign relations and U. S. immigration policy across the 20th century.

Essays in the New Yorker:

“A Border Crosses”
on the US-Mexico border’s twists and turns

A Useful Corner of the World
how the United States got Guantánamo Bay

“The Water Cure”
debating torture in late-Victorian America