Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University. His 2013 book, "Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time," received the Bancroft Prize in History and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award in Political Science. His other books include "Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy After Reconstruction," co-authored with David Bateman and John Lapinski. Ira is a former president of both the American Political Science Association and the Social Science Research Council. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Columbia College and his Ph.D. in history at the University of Cambridge, where he served as the 2017–18 Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions.