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The Australian National University

Douglas Craig

Position: Reader in History

School or Centre: School of History

Email: douglas.craig@anu.edu.au

Phone: 61252712

Location: HC Coombes Building, Room 2123

Qualification:

BA (Hons) (University of Sydney)

LLB (Hons) (University of Sydney)

MA Virginia, 198 (University of Virginia)

PhD Virginia, 1989 (University of Virginia)

Profile

I am a political historian of the United States. My research focus has been on the interwar years of the twentieth century (1920-1940), but my current project has led me to explore US involvement in World War I. I teach a range of courses covering topics from U.S. media history to the Cold War, and I contribute modules to the School’s first year courses in the History of Terror and the Clash of Empires. I also supervise Honours and graduate students’ research across all aspects of U.S. history.

I define ‘political history’ very broadly, and am very interested in U.S. biography, legal history, media history, and popular culture. I take the role of teacher-researcher very seriously and work to integrate my courses and research interests to expose students to a wide variety of approaches and sources in the study of twentieth century U.S. history.

Research Interests

I am currently working on a book project with the working title of “The Politics of the American Great War, 1918-1941.” This project explores the ways in which political candidates, office-holders, and other participants in U.S. political culture discussed the experiences and ‘lessons’ of the Great War for the United States.

Publications

Progressives at War: William C McAdoo and Newton D Baker, 1863-1941 (Baltimore and London: John Hopkins University Press, 2013)

Fireside Politics: Radio and Political Culture in the United States, 1920-1940 (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)

After Wilson: The Struggle for the Democratic Party, 1920-1934 (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1992)

Awards

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (1995)

Teaching

HIST 2121: Electric Citizens: The Rise of the Modern Media in the United States, 1865-2000

HIST 2126: The American Sixties

HIST 2141: The Cold War, 1945-1989

HIST 2214: The Great War, 1914-1919

HIST 1206: Three American Revolutions

HIST 2107: American Voices: Aspects of Social Thought in the United States

HIST 2214: The Great War, 1914-1919

HIST 2121: Electric Citizens: The Rise of the Modern Media in the United States, 1865-2000

HIST 2126: The American Sixties    

HIST 2141: The Cold War, 1945-1989 (co-taught with Dr Katrina Lee-Koo, Politics and International Relations)

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