Shawn M. Lynch

Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences

Teaching Interests

20th century US political history, modern British history, western history, the Reagan Revolution and the era of Neo-Liberalism, constitutionalism

Research Interests

Free speech in times of crisis; the Reagan revolution and the era of Neo-Liberalism; impact of the Cold War on US political institutions; Massachusetts labor history

Selected Publications

Isker Bey and the Last Timekeeper (2023).

The Aurora Chronicles. (Kendall Hunt, 2023).

The Last Days of the Enlightenment: Commentaries on the End of an Age. (Kendall Hunt, 2023).

“Red Riots and the Origins of the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 1915-1930.” Historical Journal of Massachusetts, vol. 38, no. 1 (Spring 2010).

A Modest Proposal for the Dissolution of the United States of America: How the Reagan Revolution Destroyed Us, and How to Salvage What Remains. (e-book, Kindle Store)

Selected Presentations

What I Saw At Brexit: The Rise of Racist Populism in the West, Assumption College Phi Alpha Theta Lecture, November 1, 2016.

Commentator for a panel on “Identity and Conformity in the 20th-Century U.S.,” New England Historical Association Annual Conference, April 16, 2011.

“Three Cheers for Bolshevism!” The Politics of the 1919 Textile Strike. Lawrence History Live!, Bread and Roses Festival, Lawrence, MA, September 2010.

“Red Riots” and the Origins of the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 1915-1930. Phi Alpha Theta Lecture, Assumption College, February 2010.

Blogging in the Classroom. Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable, Assumption College Information Technology Department, November 2007.

The Origins of the Struggle Over Civil Liberties in Massachusetts, 1915-1920. Dissertation Seminar, Boston College, April 28, 2005.

Conservative Crusade: An Examination into the Republican Party’s Abandonment of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1980. History and Religion: The Sixth Annual Boston History Symposium, Boston College, March 17, 2001.

Awards and Fellowships

Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award for 2003-2004 (Boston College).
Teaching Fellowship, Boston College, 2002-2003; 2004-2007.