Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge
Author of Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government, and historian of the twentieth-century United States speaking and writing on issues of American politics, immigration, and inequality
“The American Election and the Left,” a roundtable on the election, Ralph Miliband Lecture Series, London School of Economics, November 16, 2016
“America’s Choice,” a roundtable on Trump’s election, on America Decides, BBC World Service, November 10, 2016
“Trump and History,” a roundtable with David Runciman and Talking Politics, October 19, 2016
Gary Gerstle talks to Bronwen Maddox, Hay Festival, May 31, 2016, about Liberty and Coercion.
Discussion of Money in American Politics with Jane Mayer and Philip Dodd, Free Thinking, BBC 3: June 15, 2016
Commentary featured on BBC Radio 4’s “The Ever Widening War – The Atlantic War,” January 14, 2016
Discussion of Liberty and Coercion with Trevor Burrus, Free Thoughts, Cato institute Podcast, August 19, 2016. Stream below or view transcript.
Pioneering Women, The Long View with Jonathan Freedland, BBC 4: July 25, 2016
Interview about the US Election with Primetime, South Korean radio show, March 2016
Discussion about the US Election with Professor David Runciman, host of Election, a University of Cambridge Podcast, February 2016
"The Radicalization of the Republican Party"
Zeit Online, April 5, 2017. Originally published in German, as “Radikal gewendet: Einst kämpften sie gegen die Sklaverei, heute verbinden sich ihre libertären Ideen mit teils offenem Rassismus: Wie die US-Republikaner wurden, was sie sind,” Zeit Online, March 30, 2017. Or view a PDF of the original print version.