John Mackey

John MackeyAssociate Chair and Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences

Education:

BA History, Dickinson College
MA History, Boston College
PhD History, Boston College

Teaching interests: U.S. foreign policy, Modern European history, colonial and post-colonial history, modern Chinese history, Marx, Freud, and nineteenth-century sociology

Research interests: Britain and the British empire in the nineteenth century, contemporary U.S. and British politics and foreign policy, the history of dress and fashion, modern Irish history and Irish identity

Selected publications:

Articles: 

Sanders’ victory: How Bernie ended the Cold War in 2016.” Salon, July 10, 2016

POV: “Brexit Outcome Unlikely to Satisfy Anyone.” BU Today, June 28, 2016

On the Seventieth Anniversary of the Marshall Mission to China.”  We’re History, January 14, 2016

President Obama’s Prison Visit and the Legacy of the Reagan Years.”  We’re History, July 16, 2015

Book Chapters: 

“‘Think About What You Saw’: The Holocaust and Social Science.”  Readings in Social Theory and Modernization. Pearson, 2013

“The Age of Empire.” McGrath and Martin, eds., The Modernization of the Western World: A Society Transformed.  M.E. Sharpe, 2011

“Nationalism and Nations.” McGrath and Martin, eds., The Modernization of the Western World: A Society Transformed.  M.E. Sharpe, 2011

“The Industrial Revolution.”  McGrath and Martin, eds., The Modernization of the Western World: A Society Transformed.  M.E. Sharpe, 2011

Reviews: 

Forthcoming: review of Revisionist History Podcast by Malcom Gladwell (The Slate Group, 2016).  Impact: the Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning.

 Review of Nabobs: Empire and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Britain by TillmanW. Nechtman (Cambridge University Press, 2010).  Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History.  Vol. 13, no. 1, Spring, 2012.

 Review of Gender and Empire by Angela Woollocott (Pallgrave Macmillan, 2006). Journal of British Studies. Vol. 46, no. 1, January, 2007.

Teaching Abroad:

In the Summer of 2013, I taught a CGS course on the modernization of China at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.  My blog, which documented some of my experiences and those of the students, can be found here: http://blogs.bu.edu/cgschina/

Awards:

Peyton Richter Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching, Boston University, 2016

Janice Thaddeus Teaching Prize, Harvard University, 2004

Donald White Teaching Excellence Award, Boston College, 1997

Morris W. Prince History Award, Dickinson College, 1991