Dr. Andrew Offenburger is Associate Professor of History at Miami University, where he is a scholar of frontiers and borders. His research connects the past of the U.S. West with similar processes in Latin America and Africa. He earned an M.A. in African Studies and a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Yale University. In 2014-2015, he was the David J. Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at Southern Methodist University's Clements Center for Southwest Studies. In 2019, Yale University Press published Offenburger’s Frontiers in the Gilded Age: Adventure, Capitalism, and Dispossession from Southern Africa to the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, 1880-1917. His second book, The Aimless Life, is an edited and annotated memoir originally written by Leonard Worcester, Jr., an itinerant mine manager operating between Colorado and Chihuahua from the 1880s until his death in 1939.