Kathleen Belew is a historian, author and associate professor of History at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She specializes in the history of the present. Belew spent ten years researching and writing her first book, "Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America" (Harvard, 2018, paperback 2019). In it, she explores how white power activists created a social movement through a common story about betrayal by the government, war, and its weapons, uniforms, and technologies. By uniting Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi, skinhead, and other groups, the movement mobilized and carried out escalating acts of violence that reached a crescendo in the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City. Belew's next book, "Home at the End of the World," illuminates our era of apocalypse through a history focused on her native Colorado where, in the 1990s, high-profile kidnappings and murders, right-wing religious ideology, and a mass shooting exposed rents in America’s social fabric, and dramatically changed our relationship with place, violence and politics (Random House).