Clif Stratton, Ph.D., is associate professor of history, career track, and director of university common requirements at Washington State University. He joined WSU in 2010 after completing a Ph.D. in history at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His research and teaching interests explore the intersections of racism and imperialism, especially in US contexts. Stratton is the author of Power Politics: Carbon Energy in Historical Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2020) and Education for Empire: American Schools, Race, and the Paths of Good Citizenship (University of California Press, 2016). He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Historical Association.