Brian Balogh

Brian Balogh

Professor of History

UVa Faculty Fellow

Brian Balogh is the Compton Professor at the Miller Center and the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia.  He founded the Miller Center National Fellowship and currently chairs that program.  His most recent books are The Associational State: American Governance tin the Twentieth Century (Penn Press, 2015) and A Government out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Balogh is currently working on two book-length projects:  In the Nation’s Backyard:  How History Preserved Rural Life in Green Springs, 1970 to the Present, and Building a Modern State:  Gifford Pinchot and the Tangled Roots of Administration in the United States.  His work explores U.S. political history, environmental history and the history of technology.  Balogh is the co-host of Backstory with the American History Guys, a nationally syndicated radio show that appears on Public Broadcasting Stations across the country.

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