Lawrence Rosenthal, executive director, Center for Right-Wing Studies
Lawrence Rosenthal is co-editor of STEEP: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party, published by UC Press in August 2012. He is executive director of the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies. Founded in 2009, the Center is a research unit dedicated to the study of right-wing movements in the 20th and 21st centuries. Dr. Rosenthal received his PhD in Sociology from UC Berkeley. He has taught at Berkeley in the Sociology and Italian Studies departments and was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Naples in Italy. His work has appeared in the Nation, the International Herald Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee, Foreign Policy and other venues.