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Paul 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 a book on the 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