John E. Bodnar

John E. Bodnar

John E. Bodnar is a Distinguished Professor of History at Indiana University. His scholarly and teaching interests focus on modern U.S. history with a special interest in the relationship between politics and culture. His publications include The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America (1985); Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century (1992); The "Good War" in American Memory (2010); and his forthcoming book Divided by Terror: Patriotism since 9/11 (2021).


  • Patriotic Optics and the War on Terror *
  • The American Remembrance of World War II
  • Unruly Adults and Dissent in the 1950s

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.

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