Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Brandon K. Gauthier
Advisor: Michael E. Latham
Dissertation Title: North Korea in the American Imagination: Cultural, Intellectual, and Political Perspectives, 1948-1996

M.A., History, Fordham University, 2010
B.A., Political Science, Elon University, 2006

Research Interests:
Brandon's interests include U.S. foreign relations, 1898-2000, U.S. -- D.P.R.K. relations since 1948 and 20th century intellectual and cultural history.

Awards and Fellowships:
Elaine Forman Crane Research Grant, Fordham University, Summer 2014  
John Higham Travel Grant, Organization of American Historians-Immigration and Ethnic History Society, April 2014
Fordham Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Research Travel Grant, Spring 2014
Edward and Marjorie Goldberger Foundation, Fordham University, May-September 2013
Critical Language Scholarship, Alumni Development Fund, U.S. Department of State, Oct. 2012-Mar. 2013
Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, Jeonju, South Korea, Jun. 2012-Aug. 2012
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2012
Fordham University, Teaching Fellow, 2010-present
Fordham University, Presidential Scholarship, 2010-present

“North Korean Public Diplomacy in the 1970s, Part 1,” North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP), e-Dossier, no. 17, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Forthcoming

"‘Bring All the Troops Home Now!’ The American-Korean Friendship and Information Center and North Korean Public Diplomacy, 1971-1976,” Yonsei Journal of International Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Spring/Summer 2014), 147-158. (Peer Reviewed).

Review: William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood, eds. Combat in Korea: Passing the Test, April-June 1951 (Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, 2011), The Oral History Review: Journal of the Oral History Association, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Summer/Fall 2014), 370-372.

Review: Young Ick Lew, Making Of The First Korean President: Syngman Rhee's Quest for Independence, 1875-1948 (Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 2013), The Journal of American-East Asian Relations, Forthcoming.

Review: Lee Hong Yung, Yong-Chool Ha, and Clark W. Sorensen, eds., Colonial Rule & Social Change in Korea, 1910-1945 (Seattle, WA: University of Washington, 2012), The Middle Ground Journal, Forthcoming.

Review: Jang Jin-sung, DEAR LEADER: Poet, Spy, Escapee—A Look Inside North Korea (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014), Yonsei Journal of international Studies, Forthcoming., Contributor:
What It Was Like to Negotiate With North Koreans 60 Years Ago, July 16, 2013, Contributor:May 2012-present

The Shreveport Times
, Guest Columnist
Much Ado About Kim Jong Un, April 7, 2013
Business as Usual in Pyongyang, December 23, 2011
A Case for Diplomacy (And why it may not work), November 14, 2009
The U.S. and al-Qaeda, September 12, 2009

Encyclopedia: The Twenties in America (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2011)
The Soviet Union and North America

Encyclopedia: The Thirties in America, Salem Press (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2011)
The Philippine Islands
US Senator Joseph Taylor Robinson

Conference Presentations
“‘ONE STEP ABOVE ANIMALS’: North Koreans in the American imagination, 1950-1976,” paper presented at Engage Korea: 2014 Student Conference on the DPRK at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 2014

“‘A foe who fights with a blend of Asian fatalism and Communist fanaticism’: Wartime Depictions of North Korea in American Society, 1950-1953,” paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Lexington, Kentucky: June 2014

“‘Bring All the Troops Home Now!’: The American Korean Friendship and Information Center and North Korean Pubic Diplomacy, 1971-1976,” paper presented at the annual conference of the Organization of American Historians, Atlanta, Georgia: April 2014

“The Caution of History: John F. Kennedy, the Test Ban, and the International Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime,” paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison: June 2010     

“The Caution of History: John F. Kennedy and the Limited Test Ban,” paper presented at the annual conference of the Ohio Academy of Historians, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio: March 2010

"Rethinking non-proliferation: John F. Kennedy and nuclear weapons at the height of the Cold War,” paper presented at a Fordham University Colloquium, New York, New York: April 16, 2009 
Courses Taught:
Understanding Historical Change: Modern European History
Understanding Historical Change: American History
Understanding Historical Change: The Global Cold War
Understanding Historical Change: The Civil War

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