Paul A. Kramer is an Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and author of The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines (UNC Press, 2006), as well as numerous articles, including “Power and Connection: Imperial Histories of the United States in the World,” in the American Historical Review. His scholarship has been awarded SHAFR’s 2007 Bernath Book Prize, its 2002 Bernath Article Prize, and the Bernath Lecture Prize for 2008, and the Organization of American Historians’ 2007 James A. Rawley Prize. He is co-founder and co-editor of Cornell University Press’ “The United States in the World” series, and has received fellowships from Harvard University’s Warren Center, Fulbright, the Smithsonian Institution and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has served as Program Chair for the 2009 annual meeting of SHAFR, on the editorial board of Diplomatic History, and on the Bernath Article Prize committee. Alongside his academic work, he has published several essays in the New Yorker on themes relating to the United States’ role in the world. He received his PhD from Princeton University in 1998.