Beverly Gage is professor of 20th-century U.S. history. Her teaching and research focus on the evolution of American political ideologies and institutions. She teaches courses on terrorism, communism and anticommunism, American conservatism, and 20th-century American politics.
Her first book, The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror, examined the history of terrorism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, focusing on the 1920 Wall Street bombing. Her next book, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century, will be a biography of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
In addition to her teaching and research, Professor Gage has written for numerous journals and magazines, including the Journal of American History, the American Historical Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. In 2009, Professor Gage received the Sarai Ribicoff Award for teaching excellence in Yale College.