Max Edling, an expert on the American founding and early United States, is Reader in Early American History at King’s College London. A native of Sweden, he did his undergraduate studies at Lund University before earning an MPhil degree from the University of Dublin, a PhD in history from Cambridge University and a PhD in political science from Stockholm University. He was awarded the Docent degree by Uppsala University in 2012. Before joining King’s in 2012, Edling taught at Uppsala University and Loughborough University. He has also been visiting professor at Cornell University and Stanford University. Dr. Edling’s books include A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867, and A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State.