Richard S. Deese

Education:

Boston University, Ph.D. History (2007)
Boston University, M.A. Creative Writing (1994)
University of Oregon, M.A. History (1993)
University of California, Berkeley. B.A. History (1988)

I grew up in Claremont, California. After earning my bachelor’s degree in history at UC Berkeley, I traveled to East Asia, where I taught English Composition at Nanjing University in China. I first came to Boston University to study poetry and then returned to earn my PhD in history in 2007.

My current research explores 20th c. U.S. environmentalism within a transnational context. My recent article “The New Ecology of Power: Julian and Aldous Huxley in the Cold War Era” was published in 2010 by Cambridge University Press as part of a collection of essays on the Cold War and the environment. My work has also been published in the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, AGNI, The Berkeley Poetry Review, Endeavour, MungBeing, New Times Los Angeles, and The Quarterly.

Publications:

“Twilight of Utopias: Julian & Aldous Huxley in the Twentieth Century” in the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. Vol. 5, No. 2. June 2011.
“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.
“A Metaphor at Midlife: ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’ Turns 40” Endeavour, Volume 32, Issue 4, December 2008, Pages 152-155.

“A Metaphor at Midlife: ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’ Turns 40” Endeavour, Volume 32, Issue 4, December 2008, Pages 152-155.

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