Professor Robert Buzzanco

Bob Buzzanco is co-host of the Green and Red Podcast, a professor of history at the University of Houston, and has been a visiting professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He specializes in, writes about and talks on the Vietnam War era, military-civilian relations, foreign policy,  radical social movements, political economy, anti-imperialism, and other topics in U.S. history.
He’s been a guest speaker at campuses and political conferences in America and abroad, and has had extensive media experience, with interviews and analysis on major television and radio outlets in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere, newspapers and periodicals, and on social media sites. Buzzanco, along with co-host Scott Parkin, also organized the Houston Global Awareness Collective, and was deeply involved in anti-globalization and anti-war work in Houston, Texas in the early 2000s.
Buzzanco was the recipient of the Stuart L. Bernath Book and Lecture Prizes, given by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, for his book Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era and as best emerging scholar, and a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston.   He’s also the author of Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life, American Power, American People, and co-editor, with Marilyn Young, of Blackwell Companion to the Vietnam War.
Buzzanco took his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University after receiving B.A. degrees in history and philosophy at Ohio Wesleyan University.  He blogs at http://afflictthecomfortable.org  and you can view his curriculum vitae here, CV Nov 2020
His areas of expertise include:
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and International Relations
  • Wars and Civil-Military Relations
  • The Vietnam War and the 1960s
  • Creation and Growth of American Liberalism
  • American Power and Empire
  • Protests, Rebellions, and Class Struggle in U.S. History
  • Economic History and Political Economy
  • Anti-Imperialism
  • The Cold War
  • Left History and Politics

You can contact Professor Buzzanco for media or speaking engagements at buzzanco@yahoo.com, on twitter @bobbuzzanco, or through this website– www.afflictthecomfortable.org.