Michael Allen is an historian of United States political culture since 1945 who studies the relationship between domestic politics and foreign affairs. His first book Until The Last Man Comes Home: POWs, MIAs, and the Unending Vietnam War examined the unprecedented level of concern regarding captive and missing Americans during and after the Vietnam War to reveal the ways in which Americans constructed and contested the meaning of their nation’s defeat in Vietnam. His current book project, provisionally titled The Confidence of Crisis: Confronting the Imperial Presidency, 1968-1992, examines the movement of antiwar activism into organized politics in the 1970s and considers its legacies for the 1980s and beyond. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University (2003) and a B.A. degree from the University of Chicago (1996).