David Goodman

Professor David Goodman

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2013
  • Section(s): History


David Goodman is Professor in History in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, where he teaches American history. His first book, Gold Seeking: Victoria and California in the 1850s (1994) is widely considered a major contribution to cultural history, and won both the Hancock Prize for best first book, and the Ernest Scott Prize for the best book in Australian History. His second monograph, Radio’s Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s (2011), has also garnered widespread critical acclaim within the field. David Goodman has twice been elected as the President of the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association and has excelled in fostering postgraduate research through many successful supervisions.

Acknowledgement of Country

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