Sean L. Malloy
Associate Professor of History

Founding Faculty
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
University of California, Merced

5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343
smalloy@ucmerced.edu

Ph. D. (History) Stanford University, 2002 
B.A. (History) University of California, Berkeley, 1994

Full C.V. (pdf)

Recent Publications

Books


Atomic Tragedy: Henry L. Stimson and the Decision to Use the Bomb Against Japan
, Cornell University Press, 2008 (Amazon).

Articles and Book Chapters

"Liberal Democracy and the Lure of Bombing," Bruce Schulman, ed., Making the American Century: Studies in 20th Century Culture, Politics, and Economy, Oxford University Press, 2014, 109-123 (link).

"Uptight in Babylon: Eldridge Cleaver's Cold War," Diplomatic History, Vol. 37, No. 3 (June 2013), 538-571 (link).

"'A Very Pleasant Way to Die': Radiation Effects and the Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb Against Japan," Diplomatic History, Vol. 36, No. 3 (June 2012), 515-545 (link).

"'The Rules of Civilized Warfare':  Scientists, Soldiers, Civilians, and the American Debate Over Nuclear Targeting," 1940-1945, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 30, No. 3 (June 2007), 475-512 (link).

Research Interests

My research interests include issues of colonialism, war, white supremacy, and morality in U.S. foreign relations. My early work focused on nuclear history as a way of examining the intersection between science, ethics, and decision making. I am currently working on a book-length study of the radical internationalism of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and its relationship to the Third World, the Cold War, and neoliberal globalization. I am also in the early stages of a project examining orientalism and colonialism in virtual spaces through the medium of video games such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Medal of Honor.

Courses Taught

History 16:  The Forging of the U.S., 1607-1877 (syllabus )
History 17:  The Modern United States, 1877-2008 (syllabus )
History 120:  Essence of Decision (syllabus )
History 124:  African American History (syllabus )
History 131:  The History and Literature of the 1930s (syllabus)
History 135:  The History and Literature of the 1960s (syllabus )
History 139: Comparative Race and Ethnicity (syllabus)
History 190: Applied Research (syllabus)
History 191: History Capstone (syllabus).
History 193: Honors Thesis Research (syllabus)
WCH 240:  U.S. Social/Cultural History (syllabus )
WCH 248:  Race, Empire, and U.S. Foreign Policy (syllabus)