Anne L. Foster Department of History



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Anne L. Foster

Department of History

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN 47809

e-mail: Anne.Foster@indstate.edu
EMPLOYMENT

Associate Professor, 2011-present; Assistant Professor, 2003-2011, Indiana State University

Courses taught: Food in World History, War in Vietnam; United States since 1865; US Diplomacy; History and Historians; US in Crisis, 1917-1945; Modern Asian History; Southeast Asian History; Graduate Proseminar in U.S. History, Graduate Research Seminar

Editor (joint), Diplomatic History, 2014-present

Acting Directory, Interdisciplinary Programs, spring semester 2011

Assistant Professor, Saint Anselm College, 1997-2003

Coordinator, Research Center on International Affairs, New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, 2001-2003

Adjunct Assistant Professor, SUNY-Cortland, 1995-1996

Lecturer, Cornell University, 1994, Course taught: United States and Vietnam

Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, 1989-1991, 1993

Research Historian, History Associates, Inc., 1987-1988, research for the official history of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Research Associate, Miranda Associates, Inc., part-time during 1985-1987, co-author citizenship textbooks (American History and United States Government) for Immigration and Naturalization Service


EDUCATION

Cornell University, PhD in History, 1995; MA in History 1991

American University, BA in History and International Relations, 1987
PUBLICATIONS (peer-reviewed)

“Opium, the United States and the Civilizing Mission in Colonial Southeast Asia,” Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 22 (January 2010).



Projections of Power: U.S. and European Entanglements in Colonial Southeast Asia, 1919-1941, Duke University Press, 2010.

“Boundaries, Borders, and the Imperial Project: Opium in Colonial Southeast Asia,” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, 20,2 (2009) 189-202.

“Avoiding the Status of Denmark: Dutch Fears about Loss of Empire in Southeast Asia,” in Christopher Goscha and Christian Ostermann, eds. Connected Histories: Decolonization and the Cold War in Asian International History (Palo Alto, CA: Woodrow Wilson Center/Stanford University Press, 2009).

“Prohibiting Opium in the Philippines and United States: Creation of an Interventionist State,” in Alfred W. McCoy and Francisco Scarano, eds. Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State, (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009).

co-editor, The American Colonial State in the Philippines: Global Perspectives, including my essay, “Models for Governing: Opium and Colonial Policies in Southeast Asia, 1898-1910,” (Duke University Press, 2003; Philippine edition by Anvil Press, 2005).

“Prohibition as Superiority: Policing Opium in South-East Asia, 1898-1925,” International History Review (June 2000).

“Secret Police Cooperation and the Coming of the Cold War in Southeast Asia,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations (December 1995).

“French, Dutch, British and U.S. Reactions to the Nghe-Tinh Rebellions of 1930-1931,” in Stein Tonnesson and Hans Antlov, eds. Imperial Policy and Colonial Revolt (Copenhagen, 1995).


PUBLICATIONS (invited)

“U.S. Policies toward China, Japan and the Philippines,” in Ross A. Kennedy, ed., A Companion to Woodrow Wilson (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

“Imperial Acceptance and Decline of Empire,” extended review of Arc of Empire: America’s Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam by Michael H. Hunt and Steven I. Levine in Reviews in American History 41, 1 (March 2013) 134-139.

“The Practice of History in Community,” Engaged Teaching and Learning 1 (Spring 2007) pp. 1-4.

“Timing, Balance of Power, and the Decision in Vietnam,” article for Roundtable on Gareth Porter’s Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, solicited article Passport, the newsletter for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (August 2006).

“Before the War: Legacies from the Early Twentieth Century in United States-Vietnam Relations,” in Marilyn Young and Robert Buzzanco, eds., Blackwell Companion to the Vietnam War (Blackwell Publishers, 2002).



BOOK REVIEWS

Modernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century by Jeremy Kuzmarov, reviewed for Pacific Historical Review, February 2014

God’s Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898-1902 by Susan K. Harris, reviewed for Diplomatic History, April 2013

The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945 by Richard S. Kim, reviewed for Pacific Historical Review, February 2013

Visualizing American Empire: Orientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines by David Brody, reviewed for Diplomatic History, June 2012

Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War by Jodi Kim, reviewed for Journal of American History, June 2011

Policing America’s Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State by Al W. McCoy, reviewed for Pacific Historical Review, May 2011

Journal of Southeast Asian Studies special issue on the Cold War, reviewed for H-Diplo Roundtable discussion, June 2010

The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines by Paul A. Kramer, review Journal of Southern History (2008) and commentary for H-Diplo Roundtable discussion (2009)

Troubled Relations: The United States and Cambodia since 1870, by Kenton Clymer for H-Diplo Roundtable discussion, October 2008

Facing the Pacific: Polynesia and the U.S. Imperial Imagination by Jeffrey Geiger, in Journal of American History, June 2008

Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915 by Eric Tagliacozzo, The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, Spring 2006

Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam by Mark Atwood Lawrence, for H-Diplo Roundtable discussion, May 2006

Southeast Asia: A Concise History by Mary Somers Heidhues for Journal of Asian Business, 2005 (volume 21, number 1)

Cold War Orientalism: Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination, 1945-1961 by Christina Klein, Journal of Asian Studies, February 2004

Bargaining with the State from Afar: American Citizenship in Treaty Port China, 1844-1942 by Eileen P. Scully, Intelligence and National Security, Winter 2003

American Vision of the Netherlands East Indies/Indonesia: US Foreign Policy and Indonesian Nationalism, 1920-1949 by Frances Gouda and Thijs Brocades Zaalberg, Journal of American History, June 2003

Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order, by Amitav Acharya for Peace and Change, January 2003

Drug Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century: An International History by William B. McAllister for International History Review, December 2002

American Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Origins of the Vietnam War by David E. Kaiser, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, January/April 2001

“Beginning and Ending War: The United States and the Vietnam War,” review of Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall and Peace Now! American Society and the Ending of the Vietnam War by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Reviews in American History, December 2000



The Scar that Binds: American Culture and the Vietnam War by Keith Beattie for The Journal of American History, June 1999

At War in the Shadow of Vietnam: U.S. Military Aid to the Royal Lao Government, 1955-1975 by Timothy N. Castle for Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, (29,2) 1998

Indochina in the 1940s and 1950s, edited by Takashi Shiraishi for Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, September 1995

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES

“The Journey from 1909 to 1931: Southeast Asian and Efforts to Combat Opium,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Arlington, VA, June 20-22, 2013

“America in the World—The World in America: Writing American Diplomatic History in the Longue Durée,” participant in opening plenary, Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Arlington, VA, June 20-22, 2013



Transnational Movement(s): Trade in, Opposition to, and Control of Opium in Colonial Southeast Asia, 1890-1940,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations,” Alexandria, VA, June 23-25, 2011

Book talk on Projections of Power to Re-locating Empires in the Asia-Pacific, Duke University, February 16, 2011

“Empire in America: Expanding and Crossing Borders,” (Roundtable panelist), Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Madison, WI, June 24-26, 2010

“Race, Capital and Empire” (Roundtable panelist), Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Falls Church, VA, June 25-27, 2009

“Imperialism and the United States: Colonial Power in 20th Century Southeast Asia,” inaugural lecture for Transnational/International series, Department of History, University of Iowa, October 2008

“Still the Worst Chapter?: US Imperialism and Narratives of US History,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, June 2008




“Prohibiting Opium in the Philippines and United States: Creation of an Interventionist State,” presented at Global Approaches to the History of Alcohol and Drugs, Guelph, Canada, August 9-12, 2007

“Opium and the Civilizing Mission: New Approaches to Imperialism in Southeast Asia,” invited speaker, Southeast Asia Program, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL, March 2, 2007.

“Prohibiting Opium in the Philippines and United States: Creation of an Interventionist State,” presented at Transitions and Transformations in the U.S. Imperial State, Madison, WI, November 2006.

“Opium and the Civilizing Mission: A Relationship of Dependence,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, College Park, MD, June 23-25, 2005.

“Building Nations after Failure: The Philippines and Vietnam Compared,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Austin, Texas, June 24-27, 2004

“Protecting Filipinos from their Neighbors: Opium in the Philippines,” 7th International Conference on Philippine Studies, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands, June 16-19, 2004

“Is There a New Imperial History?: Looking for Answers in Unlikely Places,” keynote address, Contested Terrains: Empires, Borders, Control and Resistance, Graduate Student Conference, Department of History, Indiana University-Bloomington, April 2004.

“Opium Restriction in U.S.-British Relations in Colonial Asia, 1899-1931,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, June 2001, Washington, D.C.

“From Red Menace to Yellow Peril: Changing Perceptions of the Threat to Southeast Asia in the 1930s,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, June 2000, Toronto, Canada

“Race and the Foreign Policies of Opium Suppression, 1900-1940,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, June 1999, Princeton, New Jersey

“Americanizing an Unready World: U.S. Relations with Colonial Asia, 1898-1940,” invited speaker for the 56th Foreign Policy Seminar, December 4, 1998, University of Connecticut at Storrs

“From Opium to Aspirin: Consuming Morality in Colonial Southeast Asia,” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, January 1998, Seattle, Washington

“Explaining Merdeka: Indonesian Attempts to Influence U.S. Policy toward the Indonesian Revolution,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, June 1997, Washington, D.C.

“The Project of the Police: Colonial Police Forces in the Philippines and the Netherlands Indies, 1900-1940,” Annual Meeting of the Association of Asian Studies, March 1997, Chicago, Illinois

How It Looked to Them: Power in Interwar Indonesia,” Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, April 1995, Washington, D.C.

“Old Strategies for a Changing World: Foreign Relations in Southeast Asia between the World Wars,” Brown Bag talk for Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, Sept. 15, 1994

“Tomorrow It Could be Us: Political Cooperation among Colonial Powers in Southeast Asia, 1919-1939,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, June 1993, Charlottesville, VA

“French, Dutch, British, and U.S. Reactions to the Nghe-Tinh Rebellions of 1930-1931,” Workshop on Colonial Power and Asian Nationalism,” Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, May 14-15, 1993, Copenhagen, Denmark


GRANTS AND AWARDS

Liberal Learning in Action/Focus Indiana Grant, for project “Connections to the Nation: The Wabash Valley in United States History,” September 2008-May 2009

Liberal Learning in Action/Focus Indiana Grant, for project “Memories of the Holocaust: Oral Histories from the Wabash Valley,” September 2005-May 2006

University Research Grant, for project “Colonial Opium Policies in Southeast Asia, 1850-1940: Challenges to Imperial Power and Moral Authority,” September 2005-July 2006

Liberal Learning in Action/Focus Indiana Grant, for project “Learning and Living our Past: Oral Histories of the Wabash Valley,” September 2004-May 2005

Faculty Summer Research Grant, Saint Anselm College, Summer 1999

Visiting Fellow, Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, 1995-1997

Dissertation Completion Year Fellowship, awarded by History Department, Cornell University, funding from Mellon Foundation, September 1993-August 1994

Grant Recipient, Program on Peace and International Cooperation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, January 1992-January 1993

Post-examinations Semester Fellowship, awarded by History Department, Cornell University, funding from Mellon Foundation, Fall 1992

Sage Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University, Fall 1988-Spring 1991
SERVICE AT INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Service to the University

Member, Institutional Review Board, April 2010-present

Member, Faculty Advisory Committee, Career Center, 2008-2010

Member, Graduate Academic Integrity Council (2 cases heard), 2004-2005


Service to the College of Arts and Sciences

Departmental representative, Faculty Council, 2009-2011

Chair, Search Committee (internal search), for Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, November-December 2009

Representative from Liberal Studies (one of two) to Interdisciplinary Programs Council of Programs, November 2009-2011

Member, Multidisciplinary Studies Faculty, September 2007-present

Departmental representative, Council of Academic Advisors, 2005, August 2006-May 2007


Service to the Department of History

Graduate Committee, 2006-2007, 2009-2010, 2014-present

Ad hoc Committee for By-laws revision, 2008-2009

Curriculum Committee, 2007-2009, Fall 2010-2011

Salary Committee, 2006-2007

Curriculum Committee, Fall 2005

Budget Committee, Fall 2005

Search Committee, Russia/East Europe position, 2004-05

Search Committee, Continental Europe position, 2004-05

Graduate, September 2004-2005

Grievance, September 2004-2005, 2010-2011

Salary, September 2004-2005

Budget Committee, 2003-04

Curriculum Committee, 2003-04

Search Committee, Ancient/Medieval position, 2003-04
REVIEWER FOR ACADEMIC JOURNALS AND PRESSES

Journal of American History, Diplomatic History, Pacific Historical Review, Modern Asian Studies, Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, University of Wisconsin Press, Cornell University Press
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

member, editorial board, Pacific Historical Review, January 2012-present

member, Bernath Book Prize Committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2011-2014

member, Nominations Committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2011-2013

member, editorial board, Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, 2010-present

commentator, “Perspectives on Imperial Rule: The United States and the Philippines in the Early Twentieth Century,” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations annual meeting, 2012 meeting

Panelist to review American History grant applications, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C., August 2010

Co-chair, Program Committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations annual meeting, 2010 meeting

member, Program Committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations annual meeting, 2009 meeting

chair, Willi Paul Adams Prize Committee for best book on US history published in a foreign language, Organization of American Historians, 2007-2011 (2 award cycles)

presenter, “Executive Power, Foreign Relations, and the Constitution,” on panel for Constitution Day Celebration, Indiana State University, September 17, 2007

chair and commentator, “New Histories of Race and US Empire,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Lawrence, KS, June 23-35, 2006

committee member, Stuart L. Bernath Scholarly Article Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2005-06 academic year

presenter, “Teaching and the Job Search,” panel for Preparing Future Faculty, Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, April 15, 2005

committee member, Stuart L. Bernath Scholarly Article Prize, Society for Historians of Americans Foreign Relations, 2004-05 academic year

chair and commentator, “Identity and Remembrance in Filipino-American Relations,” Annual Meeting for the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, Austin, Texas, June 24-27, 2004

chapter contributor, American Foreign Relations since 1600: A Guide to the Literature, 2nd edition, edited by Robert L. Beisner, chapter titled “United States, Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, 1899-1919,” (ABC-Clio, 2003)

committee chair, Holt Graduate Fellowship committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2002-2003 academic year

contributor (10 entries), Historical Dictionary of U.S.-East Asian Relations, ed. by James I. Matray, (Greenwood Publishing Inc., 2002)

committee member, Holt Graduate Fellowship committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2001-2002 academic year

presentation “Ho Chi Minh: Leading Indochina to Nationhood,” talk for the Active Retirement Association of Durham, NH, November 15, 2001

workshop presenter, “Living with War in Southeast Asia, 1945-2000,” at the Highlights Conference of the World History Symposium at Northeastern University’s World History Center, October 26, 2001

workshop presenter, “Living with War in Southeast Asia, 1945-2000,” at World History Symposium, Northeastern University’s World History Center, May 2001

committee member, Holt Graduate Fellowship committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2000-2001 academic year

workshop presenter Ethics of Trade and Ownership in Southeast Asia: The Ethnic Chinese and Europeans, at World History Symposium, Northeastern University’s World History Center, May 4, 2000

commentator, “Indochina in the Early Cold War: From European Colonialism to American Commitment,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, June 1999, Princeton, New Jersey

commentator, “Contending Visions of Nationalism in the British Empire,” Annual Meeting of the Middle Atlantic Conference on British Studies, April 1999, New York, New York

presentation “Effects of Economic Change on Everyday Life in Southeast Asia,” teacher training workshop sponsored by The Asia Society, New York, NY, November 5, 1996

“National Resource Centers for the Study of Asia,” resource article in Education about Asia, Fall 1996

presentation “Religious Influence in Southeast Asia,” at workshop “Religion in Asia” sponsored by The Asia Society, New York, NY, June 26, 1996

presentation “Teaching Continuity and Change in Southeast Asia,” at conference “Asia in our Schools” sponsored by The Asia Society, New York, NY, April 18, 1996

“Teaching Vietnam after the War,” a teacher training workshop, Oswego High School, Oswego, NY, March 21, 1996

chair and commentator, “U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1920s,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, June 1995, Annapolis, MD
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Historical Association

American Studies Association

Organization of American Historians

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Society for History of Alcohol and Drugs


LANGUAGES

Dutch: Read, Write–good; Speak–fair

French: Read, Write–good; Speak– fair

German: Read–fair




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