Andrew Hunt (historian)

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Andrew Hunt
Born 1968
Calgary, Alberta
Residence Waterloo, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Education B.A., Ph.D.
Alma mater University of Utah
Occupation History professor
Employer University of Waterloo
Spouse(s) Lori Bona Hunt
Children Two

Andrew Emerson Hunt (born 1968)[1](piv) is a Professor of History at the University of Waterloo in Canada.[2] He is also the Director of the Tri-University Graduate Program in History.[3]


Hunt was born in Calgary, Alberta. He is a descendant of one of the founders of the University of Deseret (the original name of the University of Utah).[4] At age one he was relocated to the United States with his American parents[5] E. K. Hunt and Linda Hunt.[1](px) Andrew has a brother, Jeff. Andrew Hunt's parents were active in the anti-war movement in the early 1970s. While a young boy, Hunt witnessed the California state convention of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War held in his family's backyard in 1972.[6]

Andrew Hunt grew up around universities,[4] as his father E. K. Hunt has taught at five universities.[7] E. K. Hunt is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Utah.[8]

Andrew Hunt was raised in California and Utah.[9] On May 11, 1987, Hunt (then an undergraduate) was one of eight student activists protesting South African apartheid who practiced civil disobedience at a meeting of the University of Utah's Institutional Council. The students were demanding that the university divest all of its holdings in corporations having operations in South Africa. Four of the students were arrested; all eight were charged with misdemeanors by the university. However, the students' efforts were successful as the Institutional Council voted one month later to divest.[10]

Hunt received his B.A. from the University of Utah in 1990.[4] In 1997[4] he received his Ph.D. also from the University of Utah.[3] His Ph.D. advisor was History Professor Robert Goldberg.[6] Hunt began teaching at the University of Waterloo the same year.

Hunt is the author of several books (see below), and is a columnist for the Waterloo Region Record where he regularly comments on politics and world affairs. Hunt has said that his research and effort for writing his first book (The Turning: A History of Vietnam Veterans Against the War[1]) was part of his own quest "to understand the environment and the society that swept my family away and broke us apart."[6] He is currently writing a book on Ronald Reagan and Cold War culture in the United States in the 1980s.

Hunt resides in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the father of two teenagers: Madeline (daughter)[1](px) and Aidan (son).[1](pxi) Hunt is a vegan and a supporter of animal rights.

Hunt has written this:

For about two years, I had a Blog called Andrew's Tiki Lounge: Helping Canadians (and Anyone Else Who's Interested) Make Sense of the United States...

I discontinued Andrew's Tiki Lounge. My new Blog, titled "We're All Animals," is an animal rights and vegan blog. Because I believe that animal rights is one of the most important issues confronting humanity, I have decided to turn all of my Blogging attention to this matter.[11]


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  1. ^ a b c d e Hunt, Andrew E. (2001-05-01, copyright 1999). The Turning: A History of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. New York University Press. ISBN 978-0-8147-3635-7. OCLC 40848421. Retrieved 2011-06-29. Lay summary.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "History: Our People". Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo. Retrieved 2014-09-22. 
  3. ^ a b Dias, Kevin (2011-01-10). "CIGI Hosts Public Panel Discussion – "WikiLeaks: Security, Diplomacy and Global Gossip"". Waterloo, Ontario: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Archived from the original on 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2011-06-30. Professor Hunt is an associate professor of history at the University of Waterloo and the Director of the Tri-University Graduate Program in History. He received his BA and Ph.D. from the University of Utah. 
  4. ^ a b c d Hunt, Andrew (Fall 1997). "And Finally...". Continuum. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Alumni Association. 7 (2): 48. Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-06-30. In the span of two months, my son was born, I completed my Ph.D. work here at the University of Utah, and a university in Canada offered me a tenure-track position teaching U.S. history. 
  5. ^ Dyce, Dale, ed. (December 2005 – February 2006). "Ideas and Issues" (PDF). In Touch. Kitchener, Ontario: Kitchener Public Library. 16 (4): 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2011-07-01. He was born in Calgary, relocated to the United States at age one with his American parents, grew up California and Utah. 
  6. ^ a b c Elve, Barbara (1999-08-30). "Look back at the Vietnam war". Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo. Retrieved 2011-07-01. His American parents returned to the United States in the early seventies and were active in the anti-war movement. Although just a child, Hunt remembers the California state convention of the VVAW, held in his parents' back yard in 1972 
  7. ^ Hunt, E. K. (2003) [1972]. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (7th ed.). Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe. p. 292. ISBN 978-0-7656-0609-9. Retrieved 2011-06-30. Lay summary.  Foreword by Robert Pollin.
  8. ^ "E. K. Hunt - University of Utah Economics Faculty and Staff". Salt Lake City: University of Utah. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  9. ^ Sherman, Howard J. (Fall 2006). "The Making of a Radical Economist" (PDF). Review of Radical Political Economics. 38 (4): 519–538. doi:10.1177/0486613406293218. Retrieved 2011-07-05. E. K. Hunt, who was at UCR from 1969 to 1978  E. K. Hunt taught at the University of California, Riverside from 1969 to 1978, then went to teach at the University of Utah.
  10. ^ Harris, Benjamin (Summer 2007). ""In Deed and in Word": The Anti-Apartheid Movement at the University of Utah, 1978-1987" (PDF). Utah Historical Quarterly. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society. 75 (3): 274–275. ISSN 0042-143X. Retrieved 2011-07-01. ... eight student activists—Kathy Aldous, Dano Blanchard, Roy Kasten, Darin Dockstader, Tom Price, Celeste Staley, Ruth Heidt, and Andrew Hunt—entered the meeting room and took seats at the council table. 
  11. ^ Hunt, Andrew. "Andrew's Five & Dime". Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 

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