Curriculum Vitae

Vincent J. Intondi

Professor of History

Director, Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement

Department of Humanities

Pavilion 4/203

Montgomery College

Takoma Park, MD 20912

Office: (240) 567-1330

Vincent.Intondi@montgomerycollege.edu

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., History, American University, 2009

M.A., History, State University of New York at Oswego, 2003

B.A., Economics, State University of New York at Potsdam, 1997

           

Research Interests: Intersection of Race and Nuclear Weapons, African American History, U.S. Twentieth Century History, Nuclear Studies, Social History, Peace Studies

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

Professor of History, Department of Humanities, Montgomery College, March 2019-Present

 

Associate Professor of History, Department of Humanities, Montgomery College, August 2013-March 2019

 

Director/Founder, Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement, Montgomery College, September 2018-Present

 

Director of Research, Nuclear Studies Institute, American University, August 2009-May 2017

 

Associate Professor of History, Department of Humanities, Seminole State College, August 2009-May 2013

 

Lecturer, Nuclear Studies Institute, Ritsumeikan University, August 2010-2015

 

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Department of African American Studies, Rollins College, Spring, 2011

 

Lecturer, Department of History, American University, January-May 2007

 

Instructor, Department of History, State University of New York at Oswego, August 2003-May 2004

 

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

Advisor, Reverse the Trend, May 2021-Present

 

Consultant, Union of Concerned Scientists, October 2016-May 2017

 

Board Member, New York State Peace Action Fund, 2017-2020

 

History and Political Science Coordinator, Montgomery College, January 2016-Present

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

Saving the World from Nuclear World: The June 12, 1982 Disarmament Rally and Beyond. Johns Hopkins Nuclear History and Contemporary Affairs Series, Martin J. Sherwin, ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023. 

African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement. Stanford Nuclear Age Series, Martin J. Sherwin, ed. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015.

Peer Review Articles

“The Dream of Bandung and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.” Critical Studies on Security 7:1 (2019): 83-86.

 

“From Harlem to Hiroshima: The African American Response to the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” Selected Annual Proceedings of the Florida Conference of Historians 15 (March 2008): 77-94. (Winner of the Thomas M. Campbell Award)

“Ban the Bomb! Michael Randle and Direct Action Against Nuclear War.” Peace and Change (2021): 1-3.

 

SELECT PROFESSIONAL LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

 

"Nuclear Disarmament and Education Equity, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI), United States Department of State, Washington, DC, August 25, 2022 [invited speaker]

“Africana Perspectives on Human Security: UN Charter Reform for Democracy and a World Without Nuclear War," The Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons , United Nations, New York, August 23, 2022 [invited speaker]

“Nuclear Disarmament, Foreign and Domestic Policy,” Arms Control Negotiation (ACONA) Fellows, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 17, 2022 [invited speaker]

“Advancing Nonproliferation and Disarmament Education by Bolstering the Voices and Works of Women of Color,” The Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons , United Nations, New York, August 5, 2022 [invited speaker]

"Weapons Grade Colonialism," International Campaign to Abolish of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) First Meeting of States Parties for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Vienna, Austria, June 18, 2022 [invited speaker]

"The Intersection of Race and Nuclear Weapons," Embassy of Ireland, Vienna, Austria, June 17, 2022 [invited speaker]

"Racial Justice, Inequality, and Nuclear Weapons," Nuclear Threat Initiative Global Effects of a Nuclear Conflict Conference, Washington, DC, June 2, 2022 [invited speaker] 

"Links in the Same Chain: The Intersection of Race and Nuclear Weapons," Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internationals, Barcelona, Spain, May 17, 2022 [invited speaker]

"The Role of WPS (Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation) and Intersectionality in Disarmament," Washington, DC, March 31, 2022 [invited speaker]

"Racism and the Origins of the Atomic Bomb," Stanley Center for Peace and Security, Kennewick, Washington, March 2, 2022

“Rethinking Nuclear Deterrence,” Belfer Center Managing the Atom Project, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 2, 2021 [invited speaker]

 

“Nuclear Disarmament, Foreign and Domestic Policy,” Arms Control Negotiation (ACONA) Fellows, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 19, 2021 [invited speaker]

 

“Racism and the Bomb,” Pax Christi Annual Conference, July 31, 2021 [invited speaker]

 

“Race and Nuclear Weapons,” University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, May 18, 2021 [invited speaker]

 

“The Intersection of Race and Nuclear Weapons,” Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies, London, May 7, 2021 [invited speaker]

 

“Have and Have Nots: How Power Shapes Nuclear Regimes,” Stanford University, Stanford, California, April 23, 2021 [invited speaker]

 

“Race, Colonialism, and Nuclear Weapons,” American Physics Society Annual Meeting, Virtual Event, April 19, 20121 [invited speaker]

 

“The Intersection of Race and Nuclear Weapons,” University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, March 19, 2021 [invited speaker]

 

“The Intersection of Race and Nuclear Weapons,” University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, January 22, 2021 [invited speaker]

 

“Nuclear Disarmament, Foreign and Domestic Policy,” Arms Control Negotiation (ACONA) Fellows, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 13, 2021 [invited speaker]

 

“Diversifying the Nuclear Disarmament Movement,” Arms Control Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, December 1, 2020 [invited speaker]

 

“Women in Nonproliferation Initiative,” Trinity College, Washington, DC, October 13, 2020 [invited speaker]

 

“Racial Injustice in the Nuclear Field,” Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 9, 2020 [invited speaker]

 

“The Intersection of Race and Nuclear Weapons,” Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California, October 8, 2020 [invited speaker]

 

“The History of the Nuclear Freeze Movement,” Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, April 12, 2019 [invited speaker]

 

“The Intersection of Race and Nuclear Weapons,” Steps to a Nuclear Weapons Free World, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, April 14, 2019 [invited speaker]

 

“Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era,” Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, April 3, 2019 [invited speaker]

 

“The Intersection of Race and Nuclear Weapons,” Two Minutes to Midnight: What We Can Do to Prevent Nuclear War, Goucher College, Towson, MD, November 17, 2018 [invited speaker]

 

“Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era,” University of Washington, Seattle, WA, April 2, 2018 [invited speaker]

 

“The Intersection of Race and Nuclear Weapons,” Arms Control Association, Washington, DC, October 1, 2018 [invited speaker]

 

“The History of the Antinuclear Movement,” Global Zero/Beyond the Bomb, Washington, DC, September 23, 2017 [invited speaker]

 

Keynote speaker for Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration, Center for Peace, Orlando, August 6, 2017 [invited speaker]

 

Commencement Address, State University of New York at Oswego College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Commencement, Oswego, May 13, 2017 [invited speaker]

 

“Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, May 6, 2017 [invited speaker]

 

“Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era,” University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, March 28, 2017 [invited speaker]

 

“Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era,” Union of Concerned Scientists, Boston, MA, February 16, 2017 [invited speaker]

 

“Racism, Nuclear Weapons, and Resisting Trump,” The Potter’ House, Washington, DC, January 19, 2017 [invited speaker]

 

“African Americans Against the Bomb: From Hiroshima to Obama, Princeton University, Princeton, September 28, 2016 [invited speaker]

 

Social Justice and Nuclear Disarmament,” Global Zero, Washington, DC, June 2016 [invited speaker]

 

“African Americans Against the Bomb,” Takoma Park City Hall, Takoma Park, MD, April 28, 2016 [invited speaker]

 

“African Americans Against the Bomb,” Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY, April 15, 2016 [invited speaker]

 

“Community Mobilization and the Intersectionality of Movements,” Civil War to Civil Rights Social Conscience Conference, National Park Service Little Rock Nine Central High Historic Site, November 20, 2015 [invited speaker] 36th Annual Interfaith Service & Conference for Peace, Princeton University, Princeton, November 8, 2015 [invited speaker]

 

New York Peace Action “William Sloane Coffin, Jr., Peacemaker Award Ceremony, New York City, October 13, 2015 [invited speaker]

 

National Association of the Atomic Veterans Annual Conference, Crystal City, September 19, 2015 [invited speaker]

 

“African Americans Against the Bomb,” Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, August 5, 2015 [invited speaker]

 

Peace and Planet International Conference for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World, New York City, April 25, 2015 [invited speaker]

 

“African Americans Against the Bomb,” Harvard University, Cambridge, April 20, 2015 [invited speaker]

 

“African Americans Against the Bomb,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, March 20, 2015 [invited speaker]

 

“African Americans Against the Bomb,” Seminole State College, Altamonte Springs, March 17, 2015 [invited speaker]

 

“African American Activism and the Intersectionality of Movements,” Shifting Climates: Dialogues of the Urgent and Emergent Anthropology Conference, American University, October 3, 2015

 

“Movement Histories: Disarmament and Other Movements in the Americas,” Peace and Planet International Conference for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World, New York City, April, 24, 2015 [invited speaker]

 

“African Americans Against the Bomb,” State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, February 23, 2015 [invited speaker]

 

“African Americans Against the Bomb,” American University, Washington DC, February 12, 2015 [invited speaker]

 

“African Americans Against the Bomb,” Montgomery College, Takoma Park, February 10, 2015

 

“It Didn’t Start in Ferguson,” Montgomery College, November 2014

 

"Death Squads for Democracy: An Examination of the Effects of the Reagan Doctrine in El Salvador,” Global Humanities Institute, Montgomery College, October 2014

 

“The Fierce Urgency of Then: A Discussion on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with Julian Bond,” American University, October 9, 2014 [invited speaker]

 

“What War Memorials Don’t Teach,” Peace and Justice Studies International Peace Day Keynote Address, Montgomery College, September 23, 2014

 

“Dr. King’s Triple Evils,” World Beyond War, Busboys and Poets, Washington D.C., August 9, 2014 [invited speaker]

 

“Living with the Bomb,” Global Humanities Lecture Series, Montgomery College, October 25, 2013

 

“Dr. King’s Economic Philosophy and the Memphis Labor Strike,” Montgomery College, September 2013

 

“Teaching Global Peace and Security,” University of Central Florida, June 2013 [invited speaker]

 

“Links in the Same Chain: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Global African American Struggle for Freedom,” Webster University, February 13, 2012 [invited speaker]

 

“African American Antinuclear Activism” Rollins College, February 2011 [invited speaker]

 

“The Black Freedom Struggle and the Bomb” Ritsumeikan University, August 2010, 2011

 

“A Constitution of the Few?” Seminole State College, September 23, 2009 [invited speaker]

 

“The Legacy of the Black Panther Party” History Department Annual Awards Ceremony, State University of New York at Oswego, April 2009 [invited speaker]

 

“From Harlem to Hiroshima: The African American Response to the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” College of Arts and Sciences Ann Robyn Mathias Student Research Conference, American University, April 2007

 

“From Harlem to Hiroshima: The African American Response to the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” Florida Conference of Historians, March 2007

 

“From Harlem to Hiroshima: The African American Response to the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” College of Arts and Sciences Ann Robyn Mathias Student Research Conference, American University, April 2006

 

“Passion Over Profit” Graduate School Experience Seminar, State University of New York at Oswego, September 2005 [invited speaker]

 

Commentator, “Culture and Politics in Washington, D.C.” Commentator on panel for undergraduate senior thesis’s (“All Men Are Created Equal? Race, Sports, and Griffith Stadium” and “Empire on the Potomac: A Political History of Marion S. Barry, Jr.”) at annual “History Day,” American University, April 2005 [invited speaker]

 

“The Forgotten Panther: A Discussion of the Image of the Black Panther Party” The Black Panther Party in Historical Perspective Conference, Wheelock College, June 2003

 

“The School of the Americas: The Relationship between the U.S. and Latin American Military” Quest Symposium, State University of New York at Oswego, April 2003

 

“A Discussion of El Salvador: Research of Former Strongholds of Various Guerrilla Groups” Quest Symposium, State University of New York at Oswego, April 2002

 

PUBLIC ARTICLES AND COMMENTS

"From Sanford to Hiroshima: Trayvon Martin, Nuclear Weapons, and the Concept of the 'Other.'" Outrider.org (February 22, 2022).

“Bayard Rustin, Britain’s Nuclear Weapons, and the Global Struggle for Peace and Justice.” Arms Control Now (March 17, 2021).

 

“Our Moral Awakening in the Long Shadow of the Bomb.” Common Dreams (August 9, 2020).

 

“Reflections on Injustice, Racism, and the Bomb.” Arms Control Today, Vol. 50: No. 6 (July/August, 2020): 12-15.

 

“2020 Is the Year for Nuclear Disarmament (You Heard Me Right).” Inkstick Media (January 10, 2020).

 

“The Fight Continues: Reflections on the June 12, 1982 Rally for Nuclear Disarmament. Arms Control Now (June 10, 2018).

 

“African American Leadership in the Fight for Nuclear Disarmament.” Arms Control Now (February 25, 2018).

 

“Fighting for Nuclear Disarmament: A Moral Imperative.” Huffington Post (August 4, 2017).

 

“Dr. King & Nuclear Disarmament,” WBNY radio, Buffalo, April 4, 2017

 

“Standing with the Nonwhite World to Ban Nuclear Weapons.” Huffington Post (February 16, 2017).

 

“Einstein’s Worst Nightmare Has Come True.” Medium (January 12, 2017).

 

“Tom Hayden’s Inspiration in a Time of Despair.” Huffington Post (November 21, 2016).

 

“Remembering Hiroshima and the Presidential Election.” Huffington Post (August 3, 2016).

 

“New York State’s Assault on Students Fighting for Peace.” Huffington Post (June 20, 2016).

 

“June 12, 1982 and Obama’s Trip to Hiroshima.” Huffington Post (June 7, 2016).

 

“On President Obama’s Trip to Hiroshima.” The Democracy Journal (May 16, 2016).

 

“The Campbell Conversations with Grant Reeher,” WRVO radio, Syracuse, NY, April 14, 2016.

 

“Obama’s Last Nuclear Security Summit and a New Nuclear Disarmament Movement.” Huffington Post (March 28, 2016).

 

“No, Hillary Clinton is Not Worse than Donald Trump.” Huffington Post (March 25, 2016).

 

“On Supporting Obama and Nuclear Disarmament.” Huffington Post (January 18, 2016).

 

“Peace is Not Weak.” Huffington Post (October 13, 2015).

 

“Teaching About Nuclear Weapons and the Black Freedom Movement.” Common Dreams (August 1, 2015).

 

“W.E.B. Du Bois to Coretta Scott King: The Untold History of the Movement to Ban The Bomb.” Zinn Education Project (July 30, 2015).

 

“#BlackLivesMatter and the Bomb: The Connected History of Racism, Colonialism, Freedom and Peace. Sojourners (July 29, 2015).

 

“The Kojo Nnamdi Show,” WAMU radio, Washington DC, July 27, 2015.

 

“Conversations with Jim Anderson,” WUFO radio, Buffalo, July 14, 2015.

“Conversations with Jim Anderson,” WUFO radio, Buffalo, July 6, 2015.

 

“Nuclear Disarmament: The Most Important ‘But’ of the Obama Presidency.” Huffington Post (June 1, 2015).

 

“The Atomic Bomb 70 Years Later,” ARD German Radio, Washington DC, March 25, 2015.

 

“Community Watch and Comment,” WPFW Pacifica radio, Washington DC, March 4, 2015.

 

“Conversations with Jim Anderson,” WUFO radio, Buffalo, March 3, 2015.

 

“Why George W. Bush Should Not March in Selma.” Huffington Post (March 2, 2015).

 

“The U.S. and the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bomb.” Huffington Post (January 30, 2015).

 

“Martin Luther King on Nonviolence and Disarmament.” Boston Review (January 16, 2015).

 

“On the Connections Between Police Brutality, Torture, and Nuclear Weapons.” Huffington Post (December 18, 2014).

 

“Justice for the Atomic Veterans-Part 2.” Huffington Post (September 22, 2014).

 

“Florida, Ferguson, and a New Civil Rights Movement.” Huffington Post (August 18, 2014).

 

“Syracuse and the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border.” Huffington Post (July 30, 2014).

 

“Dr. King’s ‘Triple Evils’ and the Emergence of Freedom Side.” Huffington Post (July 16, 2014).

 

“Reparations and Nuclear Disarmament: Righting One Evil While Eliminating Another.” Huffington Post (June 2, 2014).

 

“The U.S. is Really Good at Celebrating War, Peace Not So Much.” Huffington Post (May 17, 2014).

 

“Education, Institutional Racism, and the Conservative Response to ‘My Brother’s Keeper.’” Huffington Post (March 3, 2014).

 

“Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, and Humanizing Our Black Youth.” Huffington Post (February 27, 2014).

“How South Africa Gave Up the Bomb,” Center for Security Studies, (February 21, 2014).

 

“An Open Letter to President Obama.” Huffington Post (January 22, 2014).

 

“Justice for the Atomic Veterans.” Huffington Post (January 13, 2014).

 

“Nelson Mandela and the Bomb.” Huffington Post (December 9, 2013).

 

“From Oscar Romero to Pope Francis: Will Catholics in Congress Heed the Call?” Huffington Post (November 27, 2013).

 

“White America and the Burden of Slavery.” Huffington Post (November 13, 2013).

“On the Twentieth Anniversary of NAFTA.” Huffington Post (November 3, 2013).

 

“Jay Z and Barneys: The Role of African American Entertainers in the Black Freedom Struggle.” Huffington Post (October 27, 2013).

 

“The Civil Rights Movement and Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.” Huffington Post (October 7, 2013).

 

“The Dream Defenders: Learning from History.” Huffington Post (September 27, 2013).

 

“Two Weeks Later: Remembering the Bombing of the 16th Baptist Church.” Huffington Post (September 16, 2013).

 

Commentator for NHK World concerning the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August, 2010.          

 

SELECT BOOKSTORE READINGS

           

The Potter’s House, Washington, DC, August 2, 2016

ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse, NY, April 15, 2016

Barnes and Noble, Syracuse, NY, April 14, 2016

WORD Bookstore, Brooklyn, New York, January 29, 2015

Busboys and Poets/Politics and Prose, Washington DC, March 3, 2015

 

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS

 

Outstanding Faculty Award for Scholarship, Montgomery College, 2017

 

Global Humanities Institute Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2015-2016

 

Endowed Teaching Chair Award (Professor of the Year), Seminole State College, 2013

 

Roger Brown Dissertation Fellowship, American University, 2008-2009

 

Thomas M. Campbell Award (Best paper published in the Selected Annual Proceedings of the Florida Conference of Historians), 2008

 

College of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, American University, 2007-2008

 

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grant, American University, 2006

 

Roger Brown Dissertation Fellowship, American University, 2006-2007

 

Scholarly and Creative Activity Committee Grant to research the former strongholds of guerrilla groups in El Salvador, State University of New York at Oswego, 2002

 

Riley Hamm Award (Best research paper in the subject of African American history), State University of New York at Oswego, 2002

 

SELECT PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

Director/Founder: Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement, Montgomery College, September 2016

 

“Now We Are Here: Your College Life, Diversity, and Leadership with Kevin Powell,”

Montgomery College, September 2017

 

“Education, Activism, & the Legacy of Malcolm X: A Conversation with Ilyasah Shabazz,” Montgomery College, February 2016

 

“Lessons from Little Rock: A Conversation with Terrence Roberts,” Montgomery College, February 2016

 

“Surviving the Storm: Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later,” Montgomery College, September 2015

 

“Crossing the Tracks-The Story of a Returning Citizen with Desmond Meade,” Montgomery College, April 2014

 

“Closing the Gap: Technology, Civil Rights, and Social Justice: A Discussion with Benjamin Jealous,” Montgomery College, October 2013

 

Director/Founder: “Social Justice” Speakers Series, Montgomery College, September 2013

 

“To Survive and Endure: Reflections by Hiroshima Survivor Koko Tanimoto Kondo,” Seminole State College, September 2012

 

Conducted sit-down interview with Tom Hayden for local PBS affiliate, March 2012

 

“Living History: President Obama and Lessons of the Sixties with Tom Hayden,” Seminole State College, March, 2012

 

“Living History: The Pentagon Papers 40 Years Later with Daniel Ellsberg,” Seminole State College, February, 2011

 

“Living History: An Evening with Bobby Seale,” Seminole State College, March, 2010

 

Director/Founder: “Living History” Speakers Series, Seminole State College, September 2009

 

Organized “Civil Rights Then and Now-” Harry T. Moore Legacy Program featuring Julian Bond, Rollins College, February-March 2011

 

Organized “Surge or Scourge: The Truth About Iraq and Iran that You Won’t Learn from Petraeus, Bush, or Cheney,” featuring Daniel Ellsberg and Ray McGovern, as well as former FBI, CIA, and military officials who became whistleblowers during the Iraq War, American University, September, 2007

 

Organized “The Invasion of Iraq: 4 Years and Counting; The Invasion of Iran: Is Bush Counting Down,” featuring Daniel Ellsberg, Phyllis Bennis, and Iraq Veterans Against the War, American University, April, 2007

 

Organized “Iraq and Vietnam: The Lessons Ignored and Forgotten with Members of the Bring Them Home Now Tour,” featuring Bobby Muller, Chairman of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, Cindy Sheehan, and veterans from the Vietnam and Iraq wars, American University, September, 2005

 

Organizer “Bobby Seale and Black History,” Speech and Conversation with Bobby Seale, American University, February, 2005

 

Organized “Teaching the Legacy” Black History Month Mentoring Program, Responsible for teaching undergraduate students survey of African American history as well as strategies and lesson plans to teach K-6 students, American University, February, 2005

 

COURSES

 

Department of Humanities, Montgomery College

            African American History to 1865

            African Americans History Since 1865

            United States History, 1865 to Present

            United States History Since 1945

 

Department of Humanities, Seminole State College

            African American History

            United States History: 1865-Present

            Latin American History

 

LANGUAGES

     

Reading and standard translation ability in Spanish