Department of History

John Stoner

  • Teaching Professor


U.S. History (20th century, labor, US foreign relations)
South African History
Transnational History


U.S. Foreign Relations
History of the 1960s
Cold War: U.S./Soviet Perspectives
Modern South Africa

Education & Training

  • PhD, Columbia University, 2001

Representative Publications

Neither Solidarity nor Subversion: The AFL-CIO in Cold War Africa. (Currently under review with Cornell University Press)

The 1950s (with Alice George), a volume in the Social History of the 20th Century United States, 

Daniel Walkowitz, series ed. (2008, ABC-CLIO).

"The United States and Sub-Saharan Africa since 1961,” in Robert Beisner, ed., American Foreign Relations since 1600: a Guide to the Literature. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2003 (online updates, Tom Zeiler, ed., 2004-2011).

Research Interests

I am currently completing a monograph on American labor’s foreign policy in Cold War Africa. I am beginning work on a project on the activities of the United States Information Agency in Africa during the Cold War.