Michael J. Goode

Michael J. Goode — Assistant Professor of History, Utah Valley University

Michael J. Goode — Assistant Professor of History, Utah Valley University

ABOUT MICHAEL GOODE

I am an assistant professor of history at Utah Valley University. I live in Salt Lake City, but I spent most of my adult life in Chicago, my hometown.

As an historian of early America and the British Atlantic with a particular focus on religion and political culture, I research and write about how early modern peoples thought about and negotiated violence, colonialism, and warfare – and what this tells us about our present-day engagement with these vexing problems. My book project examines the role of peace as a language and practice of government in colonial Pennsylvania. 

My interest in peace history began when I was an undergraduate at Goshen College in Indiana, where my coursework in history, business, and economics emphasized peace and justice-related themes. I obtained my PhD in the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. My graduate training in world history informs my research and teaching about colonial America as a place of intercultural encounters and interactions among peoples of indigenous, European, and African descent.