Brendan Dunn is an Adjunct Professor of History at AUPP who moved to Cambodia in 2022. He is from the small city of Utica, New York where it snows six months a year. He earned his B.A. in History and Political Science from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and his M.A. in History from the State University of New York at Cortland.
Brendan’s research interests are vast. His graduate research was on the Washington State prisoner justice movement of the 1960s-70s. His main areas of focus are on social movements and social change, twentieth century revolutionary movements and mass protests, and indigenous resistance movements. He has lectured at various universities over the years, and taught history, political science, and classes on social movements to university students, high school and middle school students, and adults.
Currently Brendan also works as a journalist. His reporting covers social movements and protest, civil liberties and human rights, and war and peace in the U.S., Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Palestine. He is also a member of the National Lawyers Guild in the U.S. as a volunteer legal worker and researcher.
In his free moments he loves to write, run, travel, mountain climb, skate, and take in a hockey game from time to time. But his main passion is in teaching, and helping his students discover all the excitement that history and socio-political change have to offer.