Kate Epstein is associate professor of history at Rutgers-Camden. She is currently working on her second book, which examines government secrecy, defense contracting, intellectual property, and the political economy of power projection. Her first book, Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain (Harvard University Press, 2014), examined these issues through the lens of torpedo development before World War I. In 2018-2019, she held an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship and was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Her work has appeared in various academic journals and edited collections, as well as in the Wall Street Journal and American Interest. She teaches courses in US history, military history, diplomatic history, and historical methods.