Richard Samuel Deese

Faculty Research Fellow
Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences, College of General Studies


BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA, University of Oregon; MA, Boston University; PhD, Boston University


Twentieth century world history, Cold War technologies, global environmentalism


Richard Samuel Deese is a Senior Lecturer for the Division of Social Sciences at Boston University. He is the author of We Are Amphibians: Julian and Aldous Huxley on the Future of Our Species (2015), Surf Music (2017), and Climate Change and the Future of Democracy (2019). His research interests include the history of science, global environmentalism, and transnational democratic movements since the end of World War Two.