Ph.D., Columbia University, 2006
John McMillian studies twentieth century social movements, and he is especially interested in New Left and youth culture radicalism during the 1960s. He is the author of Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America and he is a founding co-editor of The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, which has been published by Routledge since 2008. John has also co-edited several scholarly anthologies, and he has contributed short essays and book reviews to the Washington Post, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Observer, the Boston Globe, the Believer, and elsewhere.
In 2010-2011, John is teaching the American history survey, a graduate student research seminar, and a course on social movements. He looks forward to designing future courses on right-wing populism, the art and thought of the Cold War, and the 1970s.
John earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2006, and his dissertation was honored by the American Journalism Historians Association. He also earned an M.A. in history from Michigan State University (1996), and a B.A. from Michigan State’s James Madison College (1993).