OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Andrew J. Rotter

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Andrew 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: Bodily Encounters in Imperial India and the Philippines," was published in 2019 by Oxford University Press.

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