Dr. Woden Teachout
Master of Arts – Leadership & Public Policy/History & Culture Majors Faculty
Woden Teachout, PhD, serves as faculty in the Master of Arts program at Union Institute & University, where she teaches in the Leadership & Public Policy and History & Culture concentrations. She has taught at Middlebury, Goddard, and Harvard. She has won multiple teaching prizes, including the Alan Heimert Teaching Prize at Harvard and Union’s Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
From 2014-5, she was a Fulbright scholar to Issyk Kul State University in Kyrgyzstan. As a Fulbright, she co-created an oral history project on bride kidnapping with Kyrgyz colleagues, mentored faculty members on pedagogy and syllabus design, and conducted English language clubs for students and staff.
Her research centers around why history matters, especially the intersection of historical memory, politics, and patriotism. She is the author of Capture the Flag: A Political History of American Patriotism (Basic Books, 2009) and co-author of Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home (Chelsea Green, 2012). She is increasingly interested in oral history and is working on a book about her experiences in Kyrgyzstan.
Dr. Teachout earned a PhD in American Studies, an MA in History, and a BA in Social Studies, all from Harvard University.