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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Andrew J. Rotter

Andrew J. RotterAndrew J. Rotter is a professor of history at Colgate University, where he teaches U.S. foreign relations and recent U.S. history. His research focus is U.S.-Asia relations during the Cold War; he is the author, most recently, of Hiroshima: The World’s Bomb (2008) and Comrades at Odds: Culture and Indo-U.S. Relations, 1947-1964 (2000). He is particularly interested in cultural approaches to international history, including the use of race, gender, religion, and class as categories of analysis, and he has explored the role of such matters as gesture, appearance, and odor in shaping diplomatic encounters. His book, "Empire of the Senses," which concerns the sensory regimes of British India and the American Philippines, is forthcoming.