Paul Frymer is a Professor of Politics and Director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University. His research and teaching interests are broadly in American politics and public policy, engaging specifically in questions of law, civil rights and race, labor and employment, parties and social movements, and historical-institutional development. He is the author of numerous articles and three books: Uneasy Alliances: Race and Party Competition in America; Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party; and most recently Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion, all published with Princeton University Press. He has a B.A. and J.D. from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.