John Seung-Ho Baick
Professor of History

General Information
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: History and Political Science

Contact Information
Office: 44 Valley Rd.
Phone: 413-782-1571
Campus Box #: 20 Valley

B.A., History, Columbia University
M.A., American History, New York University
Ph.D., American History, New York University

Areas of Interest
Modern U.S. history
East Asian history
Urban history
The Intersection of Ideas, Politics, and Popular Culture in the United States and the Modern World

Additional Information

Although he was born and raised in Southern California, John Baick (pronounced “back”) considers himself a northeasterner because of his many years in New York City and Massachusetts. He is a Yankees and Dodgers fan, but he has a respect for the cultural significance of the Red Sox in New England.

Courses Taught
HON 102, Cities and Societies
HIST 112, United States Since 1878
LA 100 , Freshman Seminar
HON 290, American Popular Culture in a Global Matrix
Hist 355, Watching War
Hist 357, History of New York
HIST 358, History of the United States since 1945
HIST 495, Senior Thesis in History
HON 495, Seniors Honors Project

Journal Articles
Nineteenth Century Urban Immigration: Between the Melting Pot and the Jungle, A Companion to American Urban History, edited by David Quigley (Blackwell, tba)
United States History Since 1865 (Collins College Outline Series, 2006)
Lost in the Shadows of the Reagan Revolution: Bruce Springsteen, Public Enemy, and the Meaning of American Culture, Northeastern Political Science Association Conference, 2005
A Strong Oriental School: Franz Boas, Columbia University, and the Weak Roots of East Asian Studies in America, JSAC/EAS Conference, 2005
Teaching Platoon in the Social Science Classroom, NEPSA, 2004
Cracks in the Foundation: Frederick T. Gates, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the China Medical Board, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (3:1, January 2004).
Review of Philip J. Pauly Biologists and the Promise of American Life for H-Ideas (2001)
Review of T.J. Jackson Lears No Place of Grace for the 20th Century Retrospective in Intellectual History, H-Ideas (2000)
Rose Hum Lee, American National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1998)
Expanding Elite Culture in New York: Franz Boas and the American Museum of Natural History, American Historical Association Conference (PCB), 1998
Converting Missionaries With Science, ARNOVA Silver Anniversary Conference, 1996