Ed Martini

Edwin Martini (Ed)
Associate Dean
Office: (269) 387-4356
Fax: (269) 387-3999
2304 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5308
Mailing address
College of Arts and Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5308 USA
Ph.D., University of Maryland, American Studies, 2004
B.A., Pitzer College, American Studies, 1998
Research interests
  • History, legacies and memory of American warfare
  • The Vietnam War

Dr. Ed Martini is associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University.

Before coming to WMU, Martini taught at Georgetown University, the George Washington University and Deep Springs College. He came to WMU in 2005 and served as associate chair of the Department of History (2009-12). At WMU, he has served on a variety of College of Arts and Sciences and University committees, including the Committee on General Education. Martini has been awarded two Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award grants in support of his research, and received the 2012 College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Martini’s research focuses on the intersection of political, cultural, environmental and diplomatic history, with an emphasis on the history and legacies of American warfare. His publications include:

  • Invisible Enemies: The American War on Vietnam, 1975-2000 (2007)
  • Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty (2012)
  • Four Decades On: Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War (2013)

His work has appeared in Diplomatic History, The Journal of Military History, War and Society, and The Journal of American History. He is working on a new book that explores the global history and legacies of napalm.

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