Richard Samuel Deese

Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences

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.