Sean L. Malloy
Recipient of 2010 Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching, UC Merced
Full C.V. (pdf)
Out of Oakland: Black Panther Party Internationalism During the Cold War, Cornell University Press, 2017 (Amazon).
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).
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. More recently I have explored 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.
History 16: The Forging of the U.S.,