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Dr. Jason Duncan, Professor of History

 
Jason Duncan

Jason Duncan, Ph.D.
Chair of History Department

Professor of History
Phone: (616) 632-2837
E-mail: duncajas@aquinas.edu

Educational Background
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1999
M.A., University of Iowa, 1992
M.A., Georgetown University, 1987
B.A., St. Lawrence University, 1985

 

Dr. Duncan's Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

 
 
About Jason Duncan

A native of Albany, New York, Dr. Duncan earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1999. He joined the Aquinas Faculty in 2002, and in 2005, Fordham University Press published his first book, "Citizens or Papists? The Politics of Anti-Catholicism in New York, 1685-1821." He has won awards at Aquinas for his teaching and service to the college, and became chair of the History Department in the summer of 2008. Before entering academics, he worked in politics for several years, including as a legislative assistant to a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Dr. Duncan's new book, "John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism," will be published by Routledge October 2013.

 
 
Recent Scholarly Activity
Books
John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism, New York: Routledge University Press, 2014.
 
Articles in Academic Journals
"John F. Kennedy and the Irish Catholic Political Tradition," THE FORUM 12 (2014), Issue 1, Article 8.
 
Opinion Essays
"What JFK Still Teaches Us" DetroitNews.com November 22, 2013
 
Book Reviews
The Nativist Movement in America: Religious Conflict in the Nineteenth Century by Katie Oxx, American Catholic Studies, Winter 2013
 
Invited Talks
"John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism," Hauenstien Center for Presidential Studies, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, December 2013.
 
"John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism," A Conversation with Gleaves Whitney, Hauenstien Center for Presidential Studies, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, February 2014.
 

"Postcolonial New York, a Catholic Minority and Emerging Jurisprudence," Panel at Religious Freedom in America, 1813-2013: Bicentennial Reflections on People v. Phillips, New York University, New York, New York, April 2013.

 
Papers Presented
"Rethinking Kennedy 50 Years After Dallas: JFK and the Irish Catholic Political Tradition" Symposium on Religion and Politics, Paul Henry Institute, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 2013.
 
Academic Fellowships
Visiting Scholar, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 2013
 
Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and Arts - "Teaching Peace and Reconciliation" Theory and Practice in Northern Ireland" County Antrim, Northern Ireland, July 2012