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David Hunt, PhD

  • Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.6873
  • Office Location: McCormack Hall 4-641

Areas of Expertise

Professor Hunt’s current research interests are the Vietnam War and 20th-century Vietnam, peasant studies, the French Revolution and French social history, politics and culture, and world history in the early-modern period.

Degrees

PhD (History) Harvard University
BA, Haverford College

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Spring 2015 Office Hours: M, W, F (2-3 p.m.) and by appointment

My book, Vietnam’s Southern Revolution (UMass Press, 2008), is part of a larger attempt to write a social history of the war. It includes chapters on peasants and the urban/rural divide; the concerted uprising of 1959-1960; utopianism and violence of the popular movement; generational and gender conflicts at village level; the 1965 escalation and subsequent scattering of the rural population; quotidian encounters between Vietnamese and Americans; disruptions in conceptions of time and space; and the dual parentage of the Tet Offensive. More recent articles/chapters deal with mass consumer culture, the beginnings of an agricultural revolution, and the elaboration of a “public sphere” in the villages.

Courses Offered

Fall 2014:
History 224G: Revolutionaries
History 357: Vietnam War

Spring 2015:
History 330: French Revolution
History 349L: The Cold War

A Note on Classroom Participation

Professor Hunt's CV