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Allen Matusow

Baker Institute Academic Affairs Director

Biography

Allen Matusow, Ph.D., is the academic affairs director at the Baker Institute and the William Gaines Twyman Professor Emeritus of History at Rice University. He joined the Rice faculty in 1963 and served as the dean of humanities from 1981 to 1995. He specializes in 20th-century U.S. history and has written or edited five books, including “The Unraveling of America: A History of Liberalism in the 1960s” (University of Georgia Press, 2009) and “Nixon’s Economy: Booms, Busts, Dollars and Votes” (University Press of Kansas, 1998), and is currently writing a book on the origins of Jewish and Arab nationalism. Matusow served on the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's advisory board from 2011 until 2021. He received his Ph.D. in American history from Harvard University in 1963.

Contact him at matusow@rice.edu or (713) 348-5275.