Headings of this CV:
Education; Professional Experience; Publications; Major Grants and Fellowships; Other Grants and Fellowships; Awards; Conference Papers; Professional Activities; Languages
Ph.D. History, University of California, Berkeley, 1989
Dissertation: "Rebels Against the Cold War: Four Intellectuals Who Campaigned to
Recast World Politics"
Dissertation committee: Susanna Barrows, Martin Jay, Kenneth Waltz, Michael Nagler
M.A. History, University of California, Berkeley, 1983B.A. Philosophy, Reed College, 1979
Chancellor's Professor of History, Vanderbilt University (since 2006)
Professor, Twentieth-Century European History, Vanderbilt University (2004-2006)
Associate Professor, Twentieth-Century European History, Vanderbilt University (1996-2004).
Assistant Professor, Twentieth-Century European History, Vanderbilt University (1989-1996).
Reporter, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon (circ. 350,000); July-Sept. 1980.
Assistant Editor, Daily American, Rome, Italy (circ. 80,000); Aug. 1979 - June 1980; articles on European political, military, and economic affairs.
Choices Under Fire: Moral Dimensions of World War II (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006; Vintage edition, 2008).
The Light-Green Society: Ecology and Technological Modernity in France, 1960-2000 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003). Winner of the George Perkins Marsh prize for best book in environmental history of 2003, awarded by American Society for Environmental History. Awarded Honorable Mention by the Pinkney Prize committee of the Society for French Historical Studies.
Realism, Utopia, and the Mushroom Cloud: Four Activist Intellectuals and Their Strategies for Peace, 1945-1989. Louise Weiss (France); Leo Szilard (USA); E.P. Thompson (England); Danilo Dolci (Italy) (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993).
Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes
“Blurring the Boundary Between ‘Person’ and ‘Product’: Human Genetic Technologies Through the Year 2060,” The Hedgehog Review 13: 2 (Summer 2011), 55-67.
“Enhanced Humans versus ‘Normal People’: Elusive Definitions,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 0 (November 2010), 1-15. Doi: 10.1093/jmp/jhq053
“Il futuro dell’ interfaccia cervello-macchina [the future of brain-machine interfacing],” Rivista per le Medical Humanities 3:12 (Bellinzona, Switzerland: Oct.-Nov., 2009), 32-39.
“Rapid Advances in Human Brain-Machine Interfacing: Ethical and Social Implications,” in Volney Gay, ed., Neuroscience and Religion: Brain, Mind, Self, and Soul (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), 125-152.
“Icarus 2.0: A Historian’s Perspective on Human Biological Enhancement,” in Deborah Johnson and Jameson Wetmore, eds., Technology and Society: Building Our Sociotechnical Future (MIT Press, 2008), 599-612.
“Quelles leçons les Américains peuvent-ils tirer de l’histoire du mouvement écologiste en France?” Responsabilité et Environnement: Recherches, Débats, Actions (Série Trimestrielle des Annales des Mines), no. 46 (April 2007), 81-88.
“Dancing Along the Edges of the Human and the Natural,” Environmental History 12 (April 2007): 287-89.
"Deep Evil and Deep Good: The Concept of Human Nature Confronts the Holocaust," The Yale Review 94:3 (July 2006), 44-69.
"Artificialization and Its Discontents," Environmental History 10:1 (January 2005), 31-33. Available online at: http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/eh/10.1/bess.html
"France," in Mark Cioc, ed., "Environmental History Writing in Southern Europe," Environmental History 5:4 (October 2000), 545-56.
"Greening the Mainstream: Paradoxes of Anti-Statism and Anti-Consumerism in the French Environmental Movement," Environmental History 5:1 (January 2000), 6-26.
"Danilo Dolci's “Federalism From Below” in Western Sicily, 1952-1970," in Carolyn White, ed., Essays in European History, vol. 3 (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1996), 67-76.
"Ecology and Artifice: Shifting Perceptions of Nature and High Technology in Postwar France," Technology and Culture, vol. 36, no. 4 (October 1995), 830-862.
"Ecology and the Crisis of Agriculture in Postwar France," French Politics and Society, vol. 13, no. 4 (Fall 1995), 33-50.
"E.P. Thompson: The Historian as Activist," American Historical Review, vol. 98, no. 1 (February 1993), 18-38.
Interview with Michel Foucault: Power, Moral Values, and the Intellectual" (Sept. 3, 1980), History of the Present 4 (Spring 1988), 1-2, 11-13.
"Leo Szilard: Scientist, Activist, Visionary", Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists vol. 41, no. 11 (Dec. 1985), 11-17.
“Environmentalism.” In John Merriman and Jay Winter, eds., Europe since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, Vol. 2: 968-972. (Detroit: Scribners, 2006)
“Edward Palmer Thompson,” Encyclopaedia Britannica, CD-ROM (2002)
“Green Movements” and “The Suez Crisis of 1956,” Microsoft Encarta, CD-ROM (1997)
“Instructor’s Manual for Europe Since 1500,” W.W. Norton (1996)
"Transnationalism: The European Case", World Encyclopedia of Peace, vol. 2 (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1986), pp. 473-79.
Book reviews in American Historical Review, Environmental History, Journal of Political Ecology, Italian Quarterly.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fellowship (2008-2009)
American Council of Learned Societies, Fellowship (2008-2009)
National Institutes of Health / National Human Genome Research Institute, Research Grant from the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program ($75,833; 2005-2006).
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Research and Writing Grant, Program on Global Security and Sustainability (2000-2001).
Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship (Honorary, 1987-88), W. Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Dissertation Fellowships (1985-88), University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
Fulbright Research Fellowship to Italy (1985-86)
Research Scholar Grant, Vanderbilt Research Scholar Grant Program (2004-2005)
Seminar Co-Director and Fellow, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University; 1999-2000 faculty seminar on "Constructions, Destructions, and Deconstructions of Nature"
University Fellowship (1996-97), Vanderbilt University Research Council
Fellowship, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University; 1994-95 faculty seminar on "Science and Society"
Course Development Grant (1994), Center for European Studies, Vanderbilt University
Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellowship (1993-94)
Research Fellowship (1992-93), Vanderbilt University Research Council
Fellowship, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University; 1990-91 faculty seminar on "Revolutions of 1989"
John L. Simpson Fellowship (1988-89), Institute of International Studies, U.C. Berkeley
Regents' Fellowship (1980-81), U.C. Berkeley
Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2010); Vanderbilt University
George Perkins Marsh prize for best book in environmental history of 2003, The Light-Green Society. Prize awarded by the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), April 2004.
Honorable Mention, Pinkney Prize Committee, Society for French Historical Studies (March 2004), for The Light-Green Society
Ernest A. Jones Faculty Adviser Award (2003), Vanderbilt University
Chair of Teaching Excellence (2001-2004), Vanderbilt University
Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching (1995), Vanderbilt University
Honorable Mention, Love Prize Committee (1994), North American Conference of British Studies, for article, "E.P. Thompson: The Historian as Activist," American Historical Review
E.N. Garlan Prize for best undergraduate thesis in Philosophy, Reed College, 1979 (thesis on Hegel's metaphysics as a response to Kant's epistemology)
Phi Beta Kappa (1979)
“Blurring the Boundary Between ‘Person’ and ‘Product’: Human Genetic Technologies,” Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (April 15, 2011)
“The Human Body and Mind: Endangered Ecosystems?” Sponsored by Biology Department and European Studies Group, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (March 9, 2011)
“Human Genetic Technologies Through the Year 2060: Social and Moral Implications,” Belmont University, Nashville, TN (Feb. 17, 2011)
“From the Bastille to the Commune: France’s Long Nineteenth Century,” in conjunction with the exhibition, The Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée D’Orsay, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (Nov. 11, 2010)
“Blurring the Boundary Between Humans and Machines: Pros and Cons of the Machine Metaphor in Understanding the Human Brain,” Vanderbilt History Seminar, Nashville, TN (Sept. 20, 2010)
“Bioelectronics and the coming half-century: Ethical implications of the convergence between informatics and neuroscience,” Invited lecture, Psyences Seminar Group, Anthropology Department, New York University, New York, NY (Feb. 12, 2010)
“The Jetsons Fallacy: Science Fiction, Biotechnology, and the Future of the Human Species,” Invited Lecture, Center for Nanotechnology in Society, University of California, Santa Barbara (Apr. 30, 2009)
“Networked Bodies, Sculpted Minds: The Future of Human Biological Enhancement.” Symposium on ‘Paint Made Flesh,’ Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville TN (Jan. 24, 2009)
“Staying True to Our Values in a National Security Crisis: Lessons of the World War II Incarceration of Japanese-Americans,” Conference on Civil Liberties, National Security, and the Legacies of the Japanese Removal and Incarceration, University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Jan. 15, 2009).
“What Americans Can Learn from the First Fifty Years of the Environmental Movement in France,” Invited Lecture, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY (Nov. 13, 2008).
“The Future of Human Brain-Machine Interfacing and Its Implications for Personal Identity,” Annual Meeting, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Cleveland, Ohio (Oct. 24, 2008).
- “The Virtues of Selfishness as a Teacher,” Chancellor's Professors' Distinguished Masters Invited Lecture Series, Indiana University, Bloomington (April 7, 2008).
- “Four Ways to Misunderstand the French Greens: Luc Ferry’s Le Nouvel Ordre Écologique,” Conference of the Society for French Historical Studies, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (April 5, 2003).
- Commentator, Panel on “Memory and the Imagined Nation,” Conference on “Limits of the Past: The Human Sciences and the Turn to Memory,” Vanderbilt U., Nashville, Tennessee (April 19, 2002).
- “The Ambiguities of Stewardship: Quandaries of Restoration Ecology in Postwar France,” Meeting of the International Committee for the History of Technology, Prague, Czech Republic (August 24, 2000).
- “Train à Grande Tristesse: Environmentalists and the High-Speed Train in Postwar France,” Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, Munich, Germany (August 20, 2000).
- "Outer Space as the Ultimate Wilderness: Visions of the Cosmos as Frontier in Postwar France" Conf. of American Society for Environmental History, Tucson, Arizona (April 15, 1999).
- "Natural/Artificial: A Blurring Boundary in Postwar French Culture?" Convention of the American Historical Association, Seattle, Washington (January 9, 1998).
- "Greening the Mainstream: Paradoxes of Anti-Statism and Anti-Consumerism in the French Environmental Movement." Conference of the American Society for Environmental History, Baltimore, Maryland (March 8, 1997).
- "Ecology and the Millennium in France: Three Visions of Nature in Uneasy Cohabitation." Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Aug. 19, 1996).
- "Why in the 1960s? The Historical Trajectory of French Environmentalism." Conference of the Society for French Historical Studies, Atlanta, Georgia (March 24, 1995).
- "Ecology and the Crisis of Agriculture in Postwar France." Conference of the Society for French Historical Studies, Wilmington, Delaware (March 25, 1994).
- "The Changing Face of Progress." History Department, University of California, Berkeley (Feb. 14, 1994).
- "Shifting Perceptions of Nature and High Technology in Postwar France." Society for the History of Technology, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (Oct. 14-17, 1993).
- "Reificazione del potere e rinnovamento democratico ne l'Orologio di Carlo Levi [Reification of Power and Democratic Renewal in The Watch by Carlo Levi]." Conference on "Carlo Levi and the Crisis of the Republic," Levi Foundation and Italian Ministry of Culture, Rome, Italy (June 9-10, 1993).
- "Pyramid Europe and Carolingian Europe: Two Polarized Visions of a Supranational Future." Conference on "European Identity and its Intellectual Roots," Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (May 6-9, 1993).
- "Environmentalism, High Technology, and Cultural Ambivalence in Postwar France." Convention of the American Historical Association, Washington, D.C. (Dec. 28, 1992).
- "Leo Szilard's `Angels Project:' Seeking a Comprehensive Settlement Between the Superpowers, 1958-1963." Conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Poughkeepsie, New York, (June 18-21, 1992).
- "Realpolitik and `Euro-Gaullism:' Louise Weiss's Campaign for a Tripolar World, 1945-1983." Conf. of the Society for French Historical Studies, El Paso, Texas (March 19-21, 1992).
- "A Voice for the Inarticulate: Italian Intellectuals and Southern Popular Culture after WWII." Convention of the American Assoc. of Italian Studies, Ann Arbor, Mich. (April 11, 1991).
- "Danilo Dolci's Federalism From Below in Western Sicily, 1952-1970." Convention of the Southern Historical Association, New Orleans (Nov. 2, 1990).
- "History and Agency." Sponsored by Department of Social Change and Development, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (March 2, 1990).
- "The Commemoration of World War II in France: Self-Deception vs. `Working Upon the Past.'" Vanderbilt University, Twelfth Annual Holocaust Lecture Series (Nov. 9, 1989).
Editorial Board member, Environmental History
• American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
• Neuroethics Society
• American Association for Artificial Intelligence
• Society for the History of Technology
• American Historical Association
• American Society for Environmental History
• Society for French Historical Studies
Consultant, Microsoft Corporation (1993, 1994). Reviewed for accuracy all entries on European History for Microsoft Encarta, a CD-ROM Encyclopedia.
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