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Garrett McKinnon, Instructor

Garrett McKinnon

Garrett McKinnon completed his PhD in Duke's department of history specializing in twentieth-century United States history within a global context. At Duke, he has taught courses on modern warfare, United States political history, Civil War and Reconstruction in the United States, Cold War America, and the U.S. in the World. His research has won fellowship and grant support from many funding institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, and presidential foundations.

McKinnon's dissertation, “Automating Violence: A History of United States Drone Warfare, 1900-1970,” examines the cultural history of U.S. machine war in the 20th century. It offers a critical study of U.S. drone warfare that traces the technology’s intertwining with politics and culture from the era of World War I through the U.S. war in Vietnam. 

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Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • HISTORY 175S.01, GTWY SEM-THE U.S. & THE WORLD Synopsis
    Class Bldg 229, W 08:30 AM-11:00 AM

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