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Daniel Chard

I am a historian of the United States and the modern world. I earned my PhD in History at UMass Amherst in September 2016, and began working as a lecturer in the UMass Amherst History Department in Fall 2016. My research and teaching interests include politics; social movements; policing, prisons, and surveillance; U.S. imperialism; race, class, and gender; and terrorism/counterterrorism. 

I am co-editor (along with Sigrid Schmalzer and Alyssa Botelho) of Science for the People: Documents from America’s Movement of Radical Scientists (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018). My book, Nixon’s War on Terrorism: The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism, is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press Justice, Power, and Politics series. My writing has also appeared in Radical History Review, The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture, and the Oxford American National Biography Online.

During Spring 2018, I am teaching History 151, US History since 1876, and History 200, The United States and International Terrorism.