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Assistant Professor, ShanghaiTech University

Brett Goodin researches the United States in the world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His first book, From Captives to Consuls (2020), is a collective biography of American sailors held captive in the Barbary States. He is currently writing a book about Americans in the Asia-Pacific between 1784 and 1914.


  • 2021–present
    Assistant Professor, ShanghaiTech University
  • 2019–2021
    Postdoctoral fellow, New York University, Shanghai
  • 2019–2019
    Postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Early American Economy & Society, Library Company of Philadelphia
  • 2018–2018
    Adjunct lecturer, Australian National University
  • 2016–2017
    Postdoctoral fellow, Smithsonian Institution


  • 2016 
    Australian National University, PhD
  • 2009 
    Australian National University, BA (Honours)
  • Shanghai, China
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