Professor of History, Augsburg University
Michael J. Lansing is Professor of History at Augsburg University. He is the author of Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics (2015) as well as articles in the Western Historical Quarterly, Environmental History, the Journal of Historical Geography, the Middle West Review, the Utah Historical Quarterly, Minnesota History, and Ethics, Place, and Environment. He is currently working on two books. Enriched: Industrial Carbohydrates and the Rise of Nutrition Capitalism (under contract with the University of Chicago Press) is a history of factory-processed grains and the propagation of a political economy that demarcates the way we understand, make, and eat food. A Police State: Politics and Public Safety in Minneapolis, 1867-2020 explores the rise of and resistance to police power in that city. He is also a co-founder of Overpoliced and Underprotected in MSP, a project that recovers, collects, and shares histories of unjust policing and efforts to transform public safety in the Twin Cities.