Daniel Chard

(he, him, his), Visiting Assistant Professor


I'm a historian of the United States and the world. At WWU, my courses include America Since 1865;  History of the Pacific Northwest; US & International Terrorism; and The United States in the Cold War.

My book, Nixon’s War at Home: The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism, was published in September 2021 with University of North Carolina Press (Justice, Power, and Politics series). I also co-edited, Science for the People: Documents from America’s Movement of Radical Scientists (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018). My writing has appeared in Jacobin, Washington Post, Radical History Review, and The Sixties.

I hold a PhD (2016) and MA (2011) in History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BA in History (magna cum laude, 2008) from the University of Southern Maine.

Research Interests

US and the world since World War II, social movements, politics, terrorism and counterterrorism, Local/regional history and Indigenous research methods

Current Courses

Fall 2022

  • HIST 104: America Since 1865
  • HNRS 350: The American Right: Past, Present, Future

Winter 2023

  • HIST 104: America Since 1865
  • HIST 390: US & International Terrorism

Spring 2023

  • HIST 104: America Since 1865
  • HIST 391: History of the Pacific Northwest
  • HIST 499: Violence in US History Since 1941