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Dr. Cody J. Foster Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor of History

Crestview Hall 140
Phone: (812) 941-2391
cjfoster@indiana.edu

Biography

I am an adjunct instructor of history at Indiana University Southeast and a specialist in modern international history and America in the World. My research focuses on human rights, transnational non-state activism, and peace movements. In addition to articles in academic journals and book chapters in edited volumes, my essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, History News Network, Counterpunch, and The Lexington-Herald Leader. My research has been featured in The USA Today, The New York Times, NPR, The Courier-Journal, and several local and foreign newspapers and magazines. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. from Indiana University.

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
    • Ph.D. in History
  • Masters

    • University of Cambridge (Queens' College), Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • M.Phil. in Historical Studies
  • Bachelors

    • Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
    • B.A. in History; B.A. in Political Science

Professional Interests

Teaching

I have taught the following courses:

  • The World in the 20th Century
  • The Western World I, 1450-1870
  • The Western World II, 1870-Present
  • U.S. History, 1877-Present
  • War & Society, 1914-1945
  • War & Society, 1945-Present
  • The Vietnam War
  • The Origins & History of the Cold War
  • American Diplomatic History

Research

I am currently working on a transnational history of peace movements during the Vietnam War by focusing on the International War Crimes Tribunal (IWCT) as a vessel for human rights activism. The IWCT provides us with an opportunity to better understand the early stages of the modern human rights movement while also exploring topics related to transitional justice, war crimes, information and misinformation, and the American way of war. I previously worked on a history of non-traditional diplomatic pathways organized by citizen-diplomats and peace leaders during World War II.

 

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Cody J. Foster. (2013). A Forgotten Catalyst: Herbert Hoover and the Creation of the Modern American Post-Presidency. Journal of the Historical Society, 13 (1), 69-94.

Books

  • “Did America Commit War Crimes in Vietnam?”. (2020). Casualties of War (Edited by The New York Times). New York: Rosen Publishing.
  • “The Simpson Family: A Political Dynasty”. (2018). American Political Dynasties: A Study of Power, Family and Political Influence (Edited by Kathleen Gronnerud and Scott Spitzer). New York: Praeger.

Campus Events

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study

January 30th, 2023

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Employer Table Tuesday - Floyd County YMCA

Employer Table Tuesday - Floyd County YMCA

January 31st, 2023

11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Lunch Bible Study

Lunch Bible Study

January 31st, 2023

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM

Men’s Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study

January 31st, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pre-Connect

Pre-Connect

February 2nd, 2023

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

CSF Dinner & Connect

CSF Dinner & Connect

February 2nd, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

IU Southeast 2023 Mental Health Summit

IU Southeast 2023 Mental Health Summit

February 3rd, 2023

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

SGA Meeting

SGA Meeting

February 3rd, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Women’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

Women’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

February 4th, 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Men’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

Men’s Basketball vs. Oakland City

February 4th, 2023

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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