William McAllister is a Senior Research Fellow at INCITE | Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory & Empirics, Director of the Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellows Program, and on the faculty of the Oral History Program at INCITE. A major current research interest is studying the temporal structure of people’s lives and its meaning. In this vein, he studies the lives of homeless people and of those who have historically occupied top political appointee positions in the U.S. national state. In addition to publications in these areas, Professor McAllister has published research in prevention, criminal justice, and homeless policymaking, among other areas. He took his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.