Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Professor of American Studies, Independent College Programs
Andrew Cornell holds degrees in American Studies from the University of Michigan and New York University and has taught at Williams College in Massachusetts and Université Stendhal in southeastern France. His research and teaching focuses on two broad topics: (1) radical social movements of the 20th and 21st century; and (2) U.S. political economy, globalization, and empire. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to these topics, he combines historical methods with the insights of various schools of critical social theory.
PhD, American Studies, New York University, 2011
BA, American Culture, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2000
Andrew Cornell is the author of Oppose and Propose! Lessons from Movement for a New Society (AK Press, 2011), a history of a Philadelphia-based feminist pacifist organization active during the 1970s and 1980s. He recently published an essay on consensus decision making in the Occupy Wall Street movement. He is currently completing a book project on the history of anarchist movements and ideas in the mid-20th century United States. The project explores anarchists' relationships to an array of contemporary social and cultural movements, including the black freedom struggle, radical pacifism, and the writers of the Beat generation.