Anthony Chaney



History & Political Sciences

Anthony Chaney holds a Masters in the Arts of Teaching from The School for International Training, in Brattleboro, Vermont, and a PhD in the History of Ideas from the University of Texas-Dallas. He specializes in US intellectual, social, and cultural history. His 2017 book, Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness (University of North Carolina Press) draws on research across multiple disciplines, including the western tradition of natural philosophy, the hard sciences, the social sciences, the fine arts, and American culture and politics of the late 1960s. Chaney is a contributing author to the long-running Society for US Intellectual History Blog, where he writes short essays about books, music, teaching, and the connections between the environmental humanities and the history of thought. His personal essays have been published in The New Orleans Review, Chautauqua, Reed Magazine, The Dallas Observer, and broadcast on the National Public Radio affiliate, KERA 90.1 FM. At the University of North Texas at Dallas, he teaches courses in US History, African American History, and World Civilization.