Richard Samuel Deese

Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences

Education

BA History, University of California, Berkeley
MA History, University of Oregon
MA Creative Writing, Boston University
PhD History, Boston University

Teaching Interests

Twentieth century world history

Research Interests

Cold War technologies and global environmentalism

Selected Publications

Books

We Are Amphibians Surf Music

Forthcoming: Climate Change and the Future of Democracy.  Springer, 2018.

Surf Music. Pelekinesis Press, 2017.

We Are Amphibians: Julian & Aldous Huxley on the Future of Our Species. University of California Press, 2014.

Book Chapters

“Between Progress and Armageddon: The Stakes of Our Times” in Posthumanism. Michael Bess, ed. Cengage, 2018.

“The New Ecology of Power: Julian Huxley and Aldous Huxley in the Cold War Era” in Environmental Histories of the Cold War. J. R. McNeill and Corinna Unger, eds. Cambridge University Press,  2010, Pages 279-300.

Articles

“The Gospel of Eve: Francis Bacon, Genesis, and the Telos of Modern Science” November, 2017. Journal for the Study of Religion Nature and Culture 11(4):435-454

“Beyond Brave New World: The Post-Huxleyan Feminism of Elisabeth Mann Borgese” 2017. Aldous Huxley Annual 17: 215-226.

“From World War to World Law: Elisabeth Mann Borgese and the Law of the Sea” Fall, 2016 . World History Bulletin. XXXII (2): 5-9

“Sustainable Development.” in Oxford Bibliographies Online: International Relations. Ed. Cathal Nolan. New York: Oxford University Press, January 2011. http://www.oup.com/online/us/obo/

“The New Ecology of Power: Julian Huxley and Aldous Huxley in the Cold War Era” in Environmental Histories of the Cold War. J. R. McNeill and Corinna Unger, eds. Cambridge University Press, 2010, Pages 279-300.

“Teaching History with Blogs – A Case Study of Student Engagement.” Kumar, S. & Deese, R. S.  In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010 (pp. 2011-2016). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. http://www.editlib.org/p/34916

“The Artifact of Nature: ‘Spaceship Earth’ and the dawn of global environmentalism” Endeavour, Volume 33, Issue 2, June 2009, Pages 70-75.

Editorial

Guest Editor, Sustainability, May 18th, 2012.  Special Issue: “Tragedy or Transcendence” Reflections on ‘The Tragedy of the Commons.'” http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/tragedy_transcendence

Other Professional Activity and/or Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee, Northeastern University, Spring 2011.

Humanities Foundation Award, Boston University Humanities Foundation, 2007.

Engelbourg Travel Fellowship, Boston University Department of History, 2006.