Research

 

This section of the CCWS website highlights some of the exciting research projects on which Center members work. It also features some of the awards won by CCWS members.

Some of the questions that CCWS members consider in their scholarship are the following:

Question mark» What were the characteristics of the Cold War era?

» When did the Cold War begin and end? What are its contemporary implications?

» How was the Cold War different in its various regions (the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere)?

» What roles did factors such as domestic politics, culture, intellectuals, science, and education play in the evolution and development of the Cold War?

Thoughtful answers to these and other such questions depend on careful scholarly research of the sort that CCWS members conduct daily, whether in Santa Barbara or elsewhere in far-flung parts of the world. We hope to give visitors to this site a glimpse into our diverse work by highlighting selected publications and other research by CCWS members below. The works featured below comprise only a small sampling of the research conducted by CCWS members.

 

FACULTY RESEARCH | WORK BY CCWS ALUMNI | GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AND AWARDS


 

 

FACULTY RESEARCH

 

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (Professor, Department of History and Co-Director of CCWS)

» Research fields: Modern Europe, Modern Russian/Soviet history, Russian-Japanese relations

» Major Publications

Racing the Enemy book cover- Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005).

  • Winner of the Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize, awarded by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. (UCSB Press Release)
  • Winner of the Yomiuri Yoshino Sakuzo Prize for the translated and revised version, Anto: Sutarin, Toruman to nihon no kofuku.

- The Northern Territories Dispute and Russo-Japanese Relations. Vol. 1: Between War and Peace, 1967-1985. Vol. 2: Neither War Nor Peace, 1985-1998. (Berkeley: International and Area Studies Publications, University of California, Berkeley, 1998.)

- Edited with Jonathan Haslam and Andrew Kuchins, Russia and Japan: An Unresolved Dilemma between Distant Neighbors (University of California, Berkeley, International and Area Studies, 1993).

- Roshia kakumeika petorogurado no shiminseikatsu [Everyday Life of Petrograd during the Russian Revolution] (Chuokoronsha, 1989).

- The February Revolution of Petrograd, 1917 (University of Washington Press, 1981).


Salim Yaqub (Associate Professor, Department of History and Co-Director of CCWS)

History of US Foreign Relations

» CCWS co-director.

» Major Publications

Containing Arab Nationalism cover- Containing Arab Nationalism: The Eisenhower Doctrine and the Middle East (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2004).

- "No War, No Peace: Egypt and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1952-1973," in Zeitgeschichte (Austria) 31:2 (March/April 2004).

- "Imperious Doctrines: U.S.-Arab Relations from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush," in Diplomatic History, 26:4 (Fall 2002).

» Current Research

- Prodigal Decade: The United States and the Arab World in the 1970s.


 

Lawrence Badash (Emeritus Professor, Department of History)

History of Science

» Research interests: Science policy, nuclear winter, science in the Cold War. No longer taking graduate students.

» Selected Recent Publications

- "American physicists, nuclear weapons in World War II, and social responsibility," Physics in Perspective, forthcoming.

- "The United States and the development of nuclear weapons," Historia Scientiarum 14 (2005), 1-4.

- "Becquerel’s blunder," Social Research 72 (Spring 2005), 31-62.

- "Science and social responsibility," Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning, and Policy 42 (Sept. 2004), 285-98.

- Entries on "Ernest Rutherford" and "Sir Ernest Marsden" in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

- "Marie Curie: In the laboratory and on the battlefield," Physics Today 56 (July 2003), 37-43. Reprinted in Parity (Tokyo),19 (Mar. 2004), 28-37.

- "Antinuclear movement," in John Heilbron (ed.), Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), 36-38.

- "From security blanket to security risk: Scientists in the decade after Hiroshima," History and Technology 19 (2003), 241-56.


W. Patrick McCray (Associate Professor, Department of History)

History of Modern Physical Sciences and Technology

» Co-Director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society-UCSB, which is funded by a $5 million grant over 5 years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish one of two major national centers to study the societal implications of nanotechnology.

UCSB Press Release (6 October 2005) | NSF Press Release (6 October 2005)

» Selected publications (see Dr. McCray's website for additional publications)

- [Forthcoming] Keep Watching the Skies! The Glory-Days of Citizen-Scientists During the Cold War; book manuscript in preparation for Princeton University Press

- “Amateur Scientists, the International Geophysical Year, and the Ambitions of Fred Whipple.” Accepted and scheduled to appear in December 2006 issue of Isis

- "Will Small Be Beautiful? Making Policies for Our Nanotech Future." History and Technology 21.2 (2005).

- "Project Vista, Caltech, and the Dilemmas of Lee DuBridge." Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 34.2 (2004): 339-370.

Giant Telescopes cover- Giant Telescopes: Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004).

 

 


Kenneth J. Mouré (Professor, UCSB Department of History)

Modern France and European Economic History

» Research field: Modern Europe -- 20th-century, Modern France and European Economic History.

» Selected Recent Publications (See Prof. Mouré's website for additional publications)

- "French Money Doctors, Central Banks and Politics in the 1920s" in Marc Flandreau, ed., Money Doctors: The Experience of International Financial Advising, 1850-2000 (2003).

- "Les Banques centrales et l'étalon-or dans l'entre-deux-guerres," in Politiques et pratiques des banques d'émission en Europe (XVIIe-XXe siècle), (2003).

- "The Bank of France and the Gold Standard, 1914-1928," in Marc Flandreau, Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich and Harold James, eds., International Financial History in the Twentieth Century: System and Anarchy (2003).

- The Gold Standard Illusion: France, the Bank of France and the International Gold Standard, 1914-1939 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

- Crisis and Renewal in France, 1918-1962, edited by Kenneth Mouré and Martin S. Alexander (New York: Berghahn Books, 2002)


Robert Rauchhaus (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science)

Modern France and European Economic History

» Fields of Interest: International Relations, Methodology

» Publications (on Dr. Rauchhaus's website)


J.E. Talbott (Professor, Department of History)

19th and 20th Century Europe

» Research Field: Modern Europe -- The history of war in a social and cultural context; modern European history, with an emphasis on France.

» Selected publications (see Dr. Talbott's website for additional publications)

- Robin W. Winks and John E. Talbott, Europe, 1945 to the Present (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).

- The Pen and Ink Sailor: Charles Middleton and the King's Navy, 1778-1813 (London, 1998).

- The War without a Name: France in Algeria, 1954-1962 (New York, 1980).



 

RECENT ALUMNI RESEARCH

 

Michael Adamson (Advisor: W. Elliot Brownlee, 2000)

» "Must We Overlook All Impairment of Our Interests?" Debating the Foreign Aid Role of the Export-Import Bank, 1934–41," Diplomatic History 29.4: 589-623.

- Reviewed in an H-Diplo Article Commentary by Thomas Maddux (California State University, Northridge)


Erik W. Esselstrom (Advisor: Joshua A. Fogel, 2004)

» "Japanese Police and Korean Resistance in Prewar China: The Problem of Legal Legitimacy and Local Collaboration," Intelligence and National Security, 21:3 (June 2006): 342-363.


Andrew Johns (Advisor: Fredrik Logevall, 2000)

[See website for recent publications]


Kenneth A. Osgood (Advisor: Fredrik Logevall, 2001)

[See website for recent publications]


Kathryn Statler (Advisor: Fredrik Logevall, 2001)

[See website for recent publications]


 

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AND AWARDS

(See also the department's list of dissertations in progress)

 

Joseph Bassi (Advisor: W. Patrick McCray)

» Guggenheim Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at the National Air and Space Museum


Jessica Chapman (Advisor: Fredrik Logevall)

» "Staging Democracy: The 23 October 1955 Referendum Depose to Bao Dai," Diplomatic History 30.4 (September 2006).


George Fujii (Advisor: Salim Yaqub)

» Review of Clarence E. Wunderlin Jr., ed. The Papers of Robert A. Taft, Volume 3: 1945-1948. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2003 and of Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr. Robert A. Taft: Ideas, Tradition, and Party in U.S. Foreign Policy. Biography in American Foreign Policy Series. Latham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2005, H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews, December, 2005.


Carolyn Herbst Lewis (Advisor: Leila Rupp)

» “Waking Sleeping Beauty: The Premarital Pelvic Exam and Heterosexuality in the Cold War,” in Journal of Women’s History 17:4 (December 2005)

» “On Care-giving and Wage-earning: A Historical Perspective on Work and Family,” with Eileen Boris, in The Work-Family Handbook: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives and Approaches, ed. by Stephen Sweet, Ellen Ernst Kossek, and Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, December 2005.

» Review of Ira L. Weiss and Albert Ellis, At the Dawn of the Sexual Revolution: Reflections on a Dialogue (Alta Mira Press, 2002) in Journal of the History of Sexuality 13:1 (January 2004), 122-123.

» “Thirty Years After Roe: the Continuing Assault on a Woman’s Right to Choose,” with Jane Sherron De Hart in Women’s America: Refocusing the Past, sixth edition, edited by Linda Kerber and Jane Sherron De Hart. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.


John Sbardellati (Advisor: Fredrik Logevall)

» John Sbardellati and Tony Shaw,"Booting a Tramp: Charlie Chaplin, the FBI, and the Construction of the Subversive Image in Red Scare America," Pacific Historical Review 72.4 (November 2003): 495-530.

- Winner of the Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award for the most deserving article to appear in the Pacific Historical Review in the volume year 2003.

 

 

Contents above last updated 2006/08/11

 


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