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Research in Action | A podcast for faculty & higher education professionals on research design, methods, productivity & more

Research in Action is a weekly podcast by Oregon State University Ecampus, a national leader in online education. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Katie Linder, OSU Ecampus research director, who discusses topics and issues related to research in higher education with experts across a range of disciplines and institutions. Guests share their expertise on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, personal experiences as researchers, best practices, and organizational and productivity strategies. Listen and learn how you can make a difference through your research. ecampus.oregonstate.edu/podcast.
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May 19, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols is Associate Professor of History at Oregon State University and Director of OSU’s Center for the Humanities. He specializes in the history of the United States and its relationship to the rest of the world, particularly in the areas of isolationism, internationalism, and globalization. In addition, he is an expert on modern U.S. intellectual, cultural, and political history, with an emphasis on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1880-1920) through the present. He is author of Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age (Harvard UP, 2011, 2015), co-editor and co-author, Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America’s Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day (Oxford UP, 2008), Senior Editor, Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013), co-editor, Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (2017), and co-organizer and co-editor of the forthcoming Rethinking Grand Strategy (Oxford). He is at work on several new book projects. Nichols is a frequent commentator on air, online, and in print on the historical dimensions of contemporary U.S. foreign policy and politics. He is a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow and is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Segment 1: Isolationism and internationalism in U.S. foreign policy and politics [00:00-10:42]

In this first segment, Chris shares about some of his current research on isolationism.

Segment 2: Directing a Center for Humanities Research [10:43-21:03]

In segment two, Chris shares about his experience directing Oregon State’s Center for the Humanities.

Segment 3: Sharing Research with Broad Audiences [21:04-33:27]

In segment three, Chris discusses his strategies for sharing his research more broadly.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-04:34]: The Process of Being Nominated for a Carnegie Fellowship

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-06:46]: Defining Isolationism

Bonus Clip #3 [00:00-05:02]: Chris’s Work as a Carnegie Fellow

Bonus Clip #4 [00:00-06:29]: Chris’s Interpretation of Grand Strategy

Bonus Clip #5 [00:00-05:25]: The Relationship Between Isolationism and Internationalism

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