Benjamin Waldman is a Research and Program Associate in the Liberty & National Security Program. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, he was an MPhil candidate in American History at the University of Cambridge, where his dissertation explored the transnational networks that undergirded state-building experiments during Reconstruction.
Benjamin graduated from Yale University, summa cum laude, with a double-major in political science and mathematics. His research, supported by the Dahl Research Scholars program, the Center for the Study of American Politics, and the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, examined the construction of the American administrative state during the long nineteenth century. He was awarded the Frank M. Patterson Prize for excellence in political science and the Beinecke Scholarship and Keasbey Scholarship for graduate study. Benjamin has contributed to policy reform efforts at the Office of the Connecticut Lieutenant Governor and the American Civil Liberties Union.