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James Bradford

Adjunct Lecturer

Academic Division: Arts & Humanities

Bio

James Bradford was awarded the John F. Richards Fellowship from the Afghanistan Institute of Afghanistan Studies to research the history of opium production, use, and trade in Afghanistan. His research led to the publication of his article, "Drug Control in Afghanistan: Culture, Politics, and Power during the 1958 Prohibition of Opium in Badakhshan," in the Journal of Iranian Studies (forthcoming, March 2015). His broader research interests include U.S. foreign policy, the illicit drug trade, and issues related to state building, globalization, and economic development in South Asia and the world. He also teaches classes on the global drug trade, human rights, political and social revolutions, South Asia, and U.S. foreign policy in the world at Berklee College of Music.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Northeastern University,
  • MA, Northeastern University,
  • BA, Colby College

Academic Interests

History; Economic Development; Human Rights

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • HSS 2025: DECOLONIZATION & REVOLUTION 20TH CENT
  • HIS 4612: DRUGS AND INTOXICANTS IN WORLD HIST (HIS
  • HSS 2006: SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY (HIS)