John E. Bodnar

Portrait of John E. Bodnar

John Bodnar is a Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus 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 Divided by Terror: American Patriotism after 9/11 (2021).

Featured Lecture

OAH Lectures

This talk probes the various ways the American public framed the War on Terror through various versions of patriotism.
This lecture explores the tension between recalling and revising the traumatic experiences of the war in American culture.
This lecture explores the rise of nostalgia and dystopian sentiments in the United States since 2000 and their relationship to the emergence of authoritarianism.