John Carl Baker
John Carl Baker is the Mellon-ACLS Public Fellow at the Ploughshares Fund, where he holds the title of Political Engagement Strategist. During his two-year tenure at Ploughshares, John will lay the groundwork for a cultural disarmament strategy and examine the feasibility of localized campaigns against nuclear weapons.
John holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from George Mason University and an MA in American Studies from the University of South Florida. He has presented research at numerous academic conferences, including the annual meetings of the Cultural Studies Association, the Labor and Working Class History Association, and the American Comparative Literature Association. His current book project examines the intersection between late Cold War disarmament culture and the transition to neoliberalism in the United States. He splits his time between San Francisco and the DC suburbs.