Terry Anderson is Professor of History and Cornerstone Faculty Fellow. He was a Fulbright Professor in China, Indonesia, and the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College, Dublin. He is the author of numerous articles on the 1960s and has authored The Movement and the Sixties, and numerous editions of The Sixties, both of which investigate the American experience in the Vietnam War. He has examined the daily lives of servicemen during World War II in The Flying Tiger’s Diary (with pilot Charles Bond), and U.S.-British-USSR relations with his The United States, Great Britain, and the Cold War, 1944-47. His most recent book is Bush’s Wars (2011).
Troy Bickham’s research and teaching interests place the early American experience in the context of the global British Empire. His work has examined such topics as how colonial interactions with American Indians influenced British religious and intellectual culture, how the American Revolution shaped popular political culture in Britain, and, most recently, how the North American War of 1812 played out in a global context. His courses on American history (HIST105 and HIST368) treat the American colonies and early United States as parts of global networks of commerce, politics and culture that shaped the political developments of the United States and the lives of ordinary Americans even to the extent to what they ate and how they ate it.
Elizabeth Cobbs is Professor and Melbern G. Glasscock Chair in Amerian history. She holds a Ph.D, from Stanford University. Her books include American Umpire, All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the 1960s, Major Problems in American History, The Rich Neighbor Policy: Rockefeller in Brazil, and Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War. She has served on the Historical Advisory Committee of the U.S. State Department and the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in History, and has received fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, Woodrow Wilson Center, Organization of American States, American Philosophical Society, and John F. Kennedy Library. She has written for the New York Times, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, and Reuters. She is a Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace. Currently, she is producing a PBS documentary on U.S. foreign relations and writing a book on women in World War One.
Jonathan Coopersmith’s research and teaching emphasize that technology cannot be viewed simply in a national context, but must be understood in a larger international context. His research on the history of the fax machine weaves a Möbius strip of a tale from Europe to the United States and Japan, while his classes show how technology has been essential to American identity, economic growth, and foreign policy.
Andrew J. Kirkendall’s current research on the Cold War and Latin American democracy examines the role the US played in influencing the political evolution of Latin America from the 1940s through the early 1990s. On the undergraduate level he offers “Inter-American Relations” (HIST 343), and HIST 464, “International Developments since 1918.” In both classes, Kirkendall places a strong emphasis on the role of the US in the world. On the graduate level he has taught courses on U.S.-Latin American relations as a 689 and intends to propose that a regular course be added to the catalog on that subject.
Brian Linn was born in the Territory of Hawaii and completed his graduate work at The Ohio State University. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and an Olin Fellowship at Yale University. He has been a visiting professor at the Army War College and a Fulbright Fellow at the National University of Singapore and the University of Birmingham. He is the past president of the Society for Military History and has given numerous papers and lectures in the United States and internationally.
Jason Parker’s research on US-“Third World” relations studies both the formal and informal “diplomacy” embedded in the interactions of empires, nations, and peoples. Parker examines the ways in which state- and non-state actors in the United States engaged with their counterparts abroad within a complicated matrix of strategy, security, decolonization, and race during the long “American Century.” His first book looked at the actions of the US government and of African Americans in the push for independence in the British West Indies. Parker’s current project examines the US public-diplomacy campaigns to win the “hearts and minds” of the global South during the Cold War– and how those campaigns inadvertently contributed to the formation of the Third World as a geopolitical concept and entity. His work moves across a number of subjects, areas, and themes– empire, race/ethnicity, nationalism, and particular regions of the world– but it is always rooted in an American connection of one kind or another.
Brian Rouleau’s research examines the ways in which America’s maritime community connected the nation to the wider world from the eighteenth century onward. His HIST 105, 453, and 462 classrooms, meanwhile, have all placed great stress on the transformative role that events overseas have had on U.S. history, as well as the influence America’s ideology and citizenry have had among other peoples and places.
Adam Seipp teaches courses in military history and the history of war and society. His current book project (forthcoming: Indiana University Press) examines the role of various categories of refugees in American-occupied Germany after World War II. He has written a number of book chapters and articles on American basing policy in Europe and everyday life in Germany under the occupation. He also supervises several graduate students working on topics related to the occupation and the early Cold War.
Katherine Unterman received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2011. Her book, Uncle Sam’s Policemen: The Pursuit of Fugitives across Borders (Harvard University Press, 2015), uses international manhunts as a window onto the nature of American informal imperialism at the turn of the twentieth century, exploring how the United States came to treat the Western Hemisphere, and eventually the entire globe, as part of its criminal jurisdiction. Her work argues that law is an important, but often overlooked, means of understanding how American actors wielded international power. She teaches an undergraduate course on American Empire.
Julia Erin Wood’s current work is a transnational history analyzing the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), its relationship with international liberation struggles, and the place of Cold War politics in defining domestic civil rights from 1960 through the early 1970s. While the civil rights movement has typically been historicized as a southern and/or national phenomenon, it can be more fully understood as a transnational movement. There were symbiotic relationships between freedom struggles in the United States and in decolonizing countries, with peoples and events around the world inspiring and affecting one another. Throughout the mid-twentieth century, a cross-continental dialogue of race and rights emerged, and the civil rights movement needs to be placed within this transnational context. Wood argues that SNCC demanded social change within and beyond the borders of the United States, and that a better understanding of SNCC furthers the internationalization of U.S. history, and a new retelling of the Black freedom struggle. More broadly, she is interested in transnational United States history, as well as investigating the ways in which local, national, and international histories are intertwined.