American history, Australian history (radio, democracy, public discussion, cultural history)
David Goodman completed a BA (Hons.), Dip. Ed., and MA in History at the University of Melbourne, and a PhD in History at the University of Chicago. He taught at the University of Sydney 1986-89 in American and Australian histories, and has taught at the University of Melbourne since 1990, first in Australian studies and then in American history. His 1994 book Gold Seeking - Victoria and California in the 1850s was published by Allen and Unwin and Stanford University Press; his 2011 book Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s was published by Oxford University Press, New York. His recent publications have been on the history of broadcasting in the United States; he is now completing a study of the local debate about American entry into World War 2.