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Mark Brilliant, Fellowship Mentor

Associate Professor, History, University of California, Berkeley

Brilliant

Advisee(s): Jeannette Estruth   

Mark Brilliant is Associate Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Brown University and in 2002, completed his Ph.D in history at Stanford University.  Brilliant’s first published book, The Color of America Has Changed: How Racial Diversity Shaped Civil Rights Reform in California, 1941-1978 (Oxford University Press, 2010) won the Cromwell Book Prize from the American Society for Legal History and received honorable mention from the Organization of American Historians for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award.  Current work on a new book titled, entitled From School Bus to Google Bus: A New Politics, a New Economy, and the Rise of a New Gilded Age, Brilliant examines the relationship between the new (post-industrial, high technology) economy and the new (post-New Deal, post-Great Society, bipartisan neoliberal) politics from the late 1960s through the late 1980s and how they contributed to the rise of the New (or Second) Gilded Age, as it would come to be known.

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