Laura Field has been engaged in public-facing writing about the sharp anti-liberal turn on the American right and the far-right radicalization of GOP party leadership since 2019. She is deeply interested in questions about the relationship between theory and practice, culture and politics, and how ideas matter (or don’t) in the world.
Her work on the new reactionaries has appeared in publications like The Bulwark and the New Republic, and she appears frequently on podcasts.
She earned a Ph.D. in Political Theory and Public Law from the University of Texas at Austin, and has held faculty positions at Rhodes College in Memphis, Georgetown University and American University. She currently is a scholar in residence at American University and a Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center.
Her forthcoming book, Untethered, chronicles the growth of the influential right-wing intellectual movement that has contributed to the descent of American conservatism into authoritarianism.