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Dr. Cameron McCoy

  • Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race

Dr. Cameron McCoy is a native of Washington, D.C. and is currently an assistant professor of U.S. Diplomatic and Military history at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). His focus of research is 20th and 21st century military and diplomatic history as well as the race relations the American military. Before arriving at USAFA the fall of 2019, Dr. McCoy was an assistant professor of U.S. History at Brigham Young University (BYU) from 2017 to 2019. Before that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the United States Military Academy at West Point during the 2016–2017 academic year. He earned his doctorate in U.S. history at the University of Texas at Austin after receiving a masters in military history at Texas A&M University, and his bachelors in International & Area Studies at BYU. In addition to being a professor at USAFA and teaching courses on the Great Wars, U.S. Foreign Policy, modern warfare studies, Dr. McCoy also serves in the Marine Corps Reserves as an infantry officer. He has held several positions of command while serving multiple combat tours and deployments to various countries in support of Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM.

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Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race is a ten-part podcast series of informed and enriching dialogues to help us better understand our world – how we got here, who we are, and where we are going as a society. This series engages in conversations with scholars, artists, filmmakers, and activists to investigate racial inequality, systemic racism, racial terrorism, and racial justice and reconciliation. Through education, art, and storytelling, we can all learn to be allies and engage the world to help evolve to a place of compassion and social equity.

Guest: Dr. Cameron McCoy
Host: Jon-Barrett Ingels
Produced by Public Podcasting in partnership with Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University.

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