Dr. Raymond Patton is an Associate Professor of History and Faculty Director of the Honors Program and Macaulay Honors College at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. His scholarship explores the relationship between popular culture, aesthetics, and politics across the boundaries of the “first,” “second,” and “third” worlds of the Cold War era. In Punk Crisis: The Global Punk Rock Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2018), he examines how transnational punk movements eroded the boundaries and political categories that defined the Cold War Era, replacing them with a new framework based on conservative or progressive identity.
Dr. Patton has taught on a wide range of subjects, including World History, Global Revolutions, the Cold War, Nazi Germany, East European and Soviet History, Research Methods in History, and interdisciplinary seminars on Music and Resistance, The Meaning of Life, Consumerism, and Technology and Culture. Prior to his current role, Patton served as Director of Educational Partnerships and General Education at John Jay College, and as a faculty member in the History Department at Drury University. Dr. Patton received a PhD in History (2011) and a MA in Russian and East European Studies (2005) from the University of Michigan, and a BA in History and Philosophy from the University of Georgia (2003).