CV

Matthew D. Linton
Curriculum vitae

Rose and Irving Crown Fellow
Department of History
Brandeis University

87 Holworthy St. linton@brandeis.edu
Cambridge, MA 02138 matthewdlinton.com
781-910-2415

Education

2011- Brandeis University, PhD History (in progress)
Dissertation: Understanding the Mighty Empire: China Studies and the Construction of Liberal Consensus, 1928-1980
Committee: David C. Engerman, Xing Hang, Jamie Cohen-Cole
General Examination passed with distinction, October 2012

2011 Brandeis University, MA History
Thesis: The Transformation of Cain: Karl August Wittfogel’s American Acculturation and the Cold War, 1934-1963
Advisor: David C. Engerman

2009 University of Rochester, BA History/Philosophy

Publications:

“China,” “The Long March,” and “Modernization” in Paul Joseph (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (Forthcoming)

Book Reviews

“Structural Diversity in the University Ecosystem,” Review of Harvey J. Graff’s Undisciplining Knowledge: Interdisciplinarity in the Twentieth Century (2015) for the Society for U.S. Intellectual History, February 14, 2016.

“The Revolution That Wasn’t,” Review of Fred Turner’s The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties (2013) for the Society for U.S. Intellectual History, March 8, 2015.

“The ‘Lost Promise’ of Colored Solidarity?,” Review of Nico Slate’s Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India (2012) for the Society for U.S. Intellectual History, March 7, 2014.

“Loyalty, Treachery, and Economic Nationalism,” Review of Benn Steil’s The Battle of Bretton Woods (2012) for the Society for U.S. Intellectual History, August 11, 2013.

Conference Papers and Talks

“Jacoby’s Last Intellectuals: A Capitulation to Neoliberal Values?,” Public Intellectuals Annual Conference, Somerville, MA, April 1-2, 2016. (Forthcoming)

“Areas for the World: Progressive Institution-Building and Liberalism in Transition, 1930-1955,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., October 15-18, 2015.

“Architects of Capitulation: An Evaluation of McCarthyism’s Charges Against China Scholars”, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Conference, Arlington, VA, June 25-27, 2015.

“The Empire of the East and the Empire of the West: Institutional Rivalry and Chinese Area Studies, 1945-55”, Society for the History of Recent Social Science Second Annual Conference, Cambridge, MA, June 6-7, 2015.

“Approaching China from the Sea: Situating China in American Area Studies”, Binding Maritime China: Control, Evasion, and Interloping, Boston, MA, May 29-30, 2015.

“Eisenhower’s Ghost: Kennedy’s Stalled China Policy and University China Studies”, Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 11, 2014.

“Everything is Not Permitted: Contextualizing Tolstoy and Gandhi’s Approaches to Nonviolent Anarchism,” Student Nonviolence Conference, Rochester, NY, Fall 2008.

Teaching

Instructor, Brandeis University

Spring 2016 HIST 115B: The Great Ocean: An International History of the Pacific, 1860-2016
Fall 2013 UWS 103B: Nonviolence: Theory and Practice

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Brandeis University

2013 (Spring) History of Modern China (Xing Hang)
2012 (Fall) Social Theory From Hegel to Freud (Mark Hulliung)
2012 (Spring) History of Modern China (Xing Hang)
2011 (Fall) Red Flags/Black Flags (Mark Hulliung)

Undergraduate Teaching Fellow, University of Rochester

Fall 2008 Philosophy and History of Nonviolence (Robert Holmes)

Grants and Awards

2016 Dissertation Year Fellowship, Brandeis University

2015 Rockefeller Archive Center Grant-In-Aid, Rockefeller Foundation

2014 Henry May Graduate Student Travel Award, Society for U.S. Intellectual History

2014 Conference Travel Grant, Brandeis University

2012- Barbara and Morton Mandel Graduate Fellowship in the
Humanities, Brandeis University

2013, 2014 Mellon Dissertation Research Grant, Brandeis University

2012, 2014 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Scholarship, Brandeis
University

2011-2016 Rose and Irving Crown Fellowship, Brandeis University

2010 Master’s Thesis Travel Grant, Brandeis University

2009 Best Research Paper Written in a Seminar Class,
University of Rochester

Community Service

2014 Co-editor of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Newsletter, Society for U.S. Intellectual History

2014 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI) Graduate Lecturer, Brandeis University

2013 Contributor to The American Yawp (open source US history textbook)

2012 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI) Graduate Lecturer, Brandeis University

Languages

German (reading)

Technical Positions and Skills

2015- Podcast Editor, Society for U.S. Intellectual History

2014- Webmaster, Division of the Humanities, Brandeis University

2013 Social Media Coordinator, History Department, Brandeis University

Computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), WordPress, Zotero, GarageBand

Academic Memberships

American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honors Society
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
Society for U.S. Intellectual History

References

Academic references available upon request

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