Darel E. Paul received his B.A. from University of Minnesota, M.A. George Washington University, International Relations, and Ph.D. from University of Minnesota in Political Science. His research and teaching is in political economy, political sociology, and international relations. His current work focuses on the politics of the professional class in the United States. Professor Paul’s recent work has explored questions in political sociology including the class politics of the US invasion of Iraq, millionaire’s taxes at both state and federal levels, and the social presuppositions of same-sex marriage in the United States. He has also published reviews of the international political economy literature with special interest in liberal theory. He is currently engaged in a book project on social class and the politics of same-sex marriage in the contemporary United States titled “Beyond Tolerance”. History at Williams College