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Dr. Leslie L. Liedel
Department Chair
Email: liedel@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-2334


Dr. Daniel Weimer


Dr. Weimer came to Wheeling Jesuit in the fall semester of 2006. His research and teaching interests focus on recent American history, foreign relations, international drug trafficking, and environmental history. He teaches a variety of courses on American and international history. He has also participated in WJU's honors program, leading seminars on the topics of consciousness and zombies.

Classes Taught:

  • The World in the Twentieth Century
  • Historical Methods: Environmental History
  • U.S. Foreign Relations since 1900
  • History and Film
  • The Cold War
  • The World on Drugs: 1700 to the Present
  • Latin America in the Twentieth Century

Education:

Ph.D. in American History, Kent State University, 2003
MA in History, Kent State University, 1996
BA in History, John Carroll University, 1993

Publications:

Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency, and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1969-1976, New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations Series (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2011)

"Drugs-as-a-Disease: Heroin, Metaphors, and Identity in Nixon's Drug War," Janus Head 6.2 (Winter 2004), 260-81.

"Drugs," in Encyclopedia of American Conspiracy Theories, ed. Peter Knight (Santa
Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004)

Assistant editor, vol. 4 of The Papers of Robert A. Taft, ed. by Clarence E. Wunderlin Jr. et al. (Kent, OH, and London: Kent State University Press, 2006)

Conference Papers:

'Only by a Perverse Logic': Human Rights and Drug Trafficking During the Ford Administration, "The United States and the Third World during the 1970s: The Emergence of Enduring Issues," The United States in the World, the World in the United States: Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations 2009 Annual Meeting, Fairview Park Marriot, Falls Church, VA, June 25-27, 2009.

A Quantum Jump in Destruction: Aerial Herbicides, Technology, and U.S.-Mexican Drug Control, 1969-1977, "State Power, People Power: Comparative Explorations of Efforts to Eradicate Heroin/Opium in Mexico, Thailand, and the Philippines," Global Approaches: The 4th International Alcohol and Drug History Conference, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, August 10-12, 2007.

From Operation Cooperation to Operation Condor: U.S. Narcotics Control and Poppy Eradication in Mexico, 1969-1976, "Diverse Doctrines: New Perspectives on the Nixon Doctrine from Asia to Latin America," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Westfields Marriot, Chantilly, VA, June 21-23, 2007.

Preemption or Counterinsurgency?: Ethnic Rebellion, Narcotics, and the U.S. Drug War in Burma, 1970-1975, "Themes in American Relations with Southeast Asia," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, June 23-25, 2006.

Development as Drug Control: The United States, United Nations, and Narcotics Control in Thailand, 1970-1975, "Political Ecology of Drug Interdiction," 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 5-10, 2005.

Development and Drug Control: The U.S., UN, and Narcotics Control in Thailand, 1970-1975, Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, June 24-26, 2004.

Drugs as Disease: Language and Identity in Nixon's Drug War, Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, June 21-23, 2002. Presented paper and also organized the panel "United States Foreign Policy and Constructions of American Identity."



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