Henry Tonks completed his B.A. (Hons) in History at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, and is an M.A. student working with Dr Jay Sexton. His primary interests are in American national party politics, policymaking, and political culture in the twentieth century, and his current research focuses on realignment and political change within the Democratic Party since the mid-1970s. Henry’s work is concerned with issues in this recent political history that have shaped contemporary American political life, such as the rise of professional-class liberalism, partisan polarization, and attempts to restore civic culture within a (broadly) ‘neoliberal’ political culture. After completing his undergraduate studies, Henry worked as a researcher in the UK Parliament and as a policy advisor on strategic and local government issues for a business improvement district (BID) in Birmingham. While Henry was raised in Birmingham, UK, through his mother, he has family roots in Gentry County, MO, and Granite City, IL.