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J. W. Hubbard

J.W. Hubbard is a historian of the twentieth-century United States, with evolving interests in the histories of medicine, labor, and, recently, the American military.  He is currently crafting his dissertation, which looks at drug use, treatment, and policing between 1945 and 1980 on military installations in the U.S.  In so doing, his research touches on topics including work, leisure, discipline, and resistance in the Army; tensions between military bases and host cities; and, most broadly, the development of unique drug cultures and anti-drug efforts in the United States.  Prior to beginning graduate school in 2010, he worked as a labor organizer for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).  Mr. Hubbard studies under Professors Arleen Tuchman and Sarah Igo.