Steven graduated from the University of Colorado with his PhD in History in 2011. He has been teaching full-time in Honors at the university since spring 2013. His research interests include labor and working class history, intellectual history, cultural history, the history of Puerto Rico, and the history of poverty in America. In his long and varied career, he has worked as a truck driver, pool guy, teacher, college instructor, and as the bouncer in a public library. Steven is an alumnus of Honors RAP, or of the Kittredge Honors Program, as we used to call it. In his free time, he practices yoga and plays competitive contract bridge.