David Helps

David Helps is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Michigan. His research and teaching cover US history since the 1960s, with emphases on policing, urban politics, migration, and the comparative study of race. His dissertation considers the relationship between policing and multicultural politics in Los Angeles between the 1970s and 1990s. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Cleveland Review of BooksThe Metropole, and other publications.