Paul C. Milazzo

Paul C. Milazzo joined the faculty of the Ohio University Department of History in 2001, where he specializes in twentieth century American history. He received his A.B. from Amherst College (1991), and his MA (1994) & Ph.D. (2001) from the University of Virginia. In 2000-2001, he was a fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, and an Intercollegiate Studies Institute/Lehrman American Studies Center Summer Institute Fellow in 2008. His areas of concentration include politics, political institutions, and federal policy, particularly after 1945. Course offerings reflecting these topics include:

  • HIST 201: United States, 1865-Present (survey)
  • HIST 306: United States Environmental History
  • HIST 310A: United States, 1900-1928
  • HIST 310B: United States, 1929-1945
  • HIST 310C: United States, 1945-Present
  • HIST 330: History Through Film The United States in the 1970s
  • HIST 610: Graduate Research Seminar in Recent U.S. History
  • HIST 611: Graduate Colloquium in 20th Century U.S. History (Pre-1945)
  • HIST 611: Graduate Colloquium in 20th Century U.S. History (Post-1945)
  • CHI 602: Graduate Colloquium in Environmental History

Professor Milazzo’s research has focused on environmental policy making in the United States Congress. His publications include "The Environment," in Julian Zelizer, ed., The American Congress: The Building of Democracy (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 2004), "Using Congressional Sources, A Historian’s Perspective," in Karen D. Paul, ed., An American Political Archives Reader, (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009), "From Truman to Eisenhower: Rethinking Postwar Environmental ‘Consensus,’" in Karl Boyd Brooks, ed., The Environmental Legacy of Harry Truman (Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, 2009), and "Nixon and The Environment," in Melvin Small, ed., A Companion to the Nixon Presidency (Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2011). His book, Unlikely Environmentalists: Congress and Clean Water, 1945-1972 was published by the University Press of Kansas in 2006. He has appeared on numerous television and radio broadcasts, including C-SPAN, Bloomberg Radio, and PBS.

Current research interests include conservative politics and economic policy, as reflected in his latest book project a biography of Henry Hazlitt, the influential libertarian journalist and the undergraduate course he is developing on American conservatism in the 20th century. He has supervised MA and Ph.D. research projects on Jewish-African American Relations following the Six Day War, the development of federal racketeering law, and Supreme Court interpretations of eminent domain and property rights, among other topics. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact him about their own research interests.

Professor Milazzo lives in Athens with his wife, Laura, and two boys, Sam and Leo.