The Rise of Donald Trump in Historical Perspective
A roundtable discussion hosted by
the Miller Center for Historical Studies and the Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity
Monday, December 5, 2016 – 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Special Events Room, McKeldin Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
One of the failures of the news media over the last several months was inadequate consultation with scholars about the historical precedents, parallels, and contexts informing the popular phenomenon of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. Now that Trump has secured the presidency, this roundtable will put University of Maryland scholars in conversation to contextualize Trumpism within history. Topics may include the histories of democracy, of race, of gender, of populism, of immigration, of mass communication, of class, etc. After the initial round of short statements from the panelists, the event will be devoted to discussion.
Christopher Bonner, Assistant Professor, History, University of Maryland
Jeffrey C. Herf, Distinguished University Professor, History, University of Maryland
Robyn Muncy, Professor, History, and Interim Chair, Women’s Studies, University of Maryland
Sangeeta Ray, Professor, English, University of Maryland
Ana Patricia Rodríguez, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Maryland
Moderated by Joshua Shannon, Associate Professor, Art History, University of Maryland, and Director, The Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity