Jason Resnikoff is a doctoral candidate in the History Department. His dissertation, "The Misanthropic Sublime", explores the history of automation in the postwar United States. It asks why in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War Americans from across the political spectrum believed that work and freedom were irreconcilable. His research and teaching interests include: US intellectual history, labor history, postwar science fiction, the history of capitalism, American literature, and the history of technology. He has published in Tropics of Meta and The Paris Review. He currently teaches Contemporary Civilization in the Core Curriculum.