A native of Princeton, New Jersey, Andrew Porwancher earned degrees from Brown and Northwestern before completing his PhD in history at Cambridge. Currently, he serves as the Wick Cary Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, where he teaches legal history. He is now at work on his third book, The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton, under contract with Harvard University Press; and his fourth, Theodore Roosevelt and the Jews, with Princeton University Press.
He has held research fellowships at several universities, including Oxford, Princeton, Yeshiva, and Texas. In 2017, Porwancher won the Longmire Prize for innovative teaching.