John Miles Branch
John Miles Branch is a doctoral student in U.S. history and a Mellon Cluster Fellow in Science Studies. His interests include the history of economic life, political history, and the history of science. He is particularly interested in public goods and services, philanthropic power, and nonprofit workers during the twentieth century.
John has a B.A. in history from Bowdoin College, where he wrote an honors thesis about community policing during David Dinkins's mayoral term in New York City. Before graduate school, he worked for a research and policy organization focused on global poverty and in fundraising for a small elementary school in Harlem.