Brendan Goff

Assistant Professor of History - Gender Studies - History - Interdisciplinary Programs - Social Sciences

Brendan Goff
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  • Office Location: ACE 136
  • Mail Location: SSC 102

Assistant Professor of History

Ph.D. University of Michigan
M.Phil.,The University of Glasgow
A.B., Hamilton College

Brendan Goff received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Michigan in 2008 (with a focus on modern U.S. international history). Before coming to New College of Florida, Dr. Goff held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Michigan and then served as a lecturer in the Honors Program at the University of Michigan.

Before entering the Ph.D. program at Michigan, Dr. Goff was a freelance English teacher in Madrid, Spain; worked in a major bank in New York City; studied philosophy in Glasgow, Scotland; assisted in the government and community affairs division of the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., and attended seminary.

Courses Taught
The U.S. in the World
U.S. – Japan Relations of the Twentieth Century
U.S. – Caribbean Relations
From Painted Women to Mad Men: Consumerism and Spectacle in American History
Dissent in a Time of War
The Rise of Urban America: How Race, Region, Gender, and Class Have Shaped the
Modern American City
American History Survey, Pre-Colonial to 1865
American History Survey, 1865 to the Present
U.S. History, 1945 to the Present
Historical Methods

Select Publications and Works in Progress
The Heartland Abroad: Rotary International and the World of Main Street
(Under contract with Harvard University Press)

Book Review of Maria Mosher Jones’s The American Red Cross: From Clara Barton to the New Deal (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, June 2015, vol. 44 no. 3, 627 – 630. link

Entry on “Rotary Club” for Scribner’s Dictionary of American History, Supplement: America in the World, 1776 to the Present (Farmington Hills, MI: Cengage Learning, 2015).

Book chapter, “Philanthropy and the ‘perfect democracy’ of Rotary International,” in Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society: Projecting Institutional Logics Abroad, eds. David C.Hammack and Steven Heydemann (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009), 47 – 70.