Sidney M. Milkis
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Milkis’s scholarship and teaching investigates the historical development of executive power, party politics, social movements and the relationship among these dimensions of American politics and government. He is especially interested in how the expansion of national administration has affected partisan politics and political participation. Because his work tends to focus on big issues and he writes accessibly, he has been asked to do many media events and give many public lectures. He also was an expert witness in the McCain Feingold campaign finance case, which ultimately was resolved by the Supreme Court.
Milkis started and wrote a number of posts for a Miller Center blog on the 2012 Election in historical perspective, Riding the Tiger. He has been cited as a presidential scholar and student of history by a number of media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, The Daily Beast, Public Television, NPR’s All Things Considered (weekday and weekend editions), and the History Channel. C-Span also has covered a number of his public lectures and panel discussions, and recently filmed one of his classes.