Marie Duggan

Keene State College

I like asking questions that buck conventional wisdom, and the process of finding the answers is the most compelling part, and I like to bring students into the search. Examples: everyone says Spaniards enslaved Indians in California, but turns out it was Americans who practiced genocide in the Gold Rush, the Spanish wanted Indians as allies. Course: property rights East/West/South. American manufacturing firms in Keene, NH aren't moving plants off shore, and robots aren't replacing workers either. So why is US manufacturing employment down so drastically? My students and I visit factories and talk to owners and workers to find out. I've taught interdisciplinary economics at Keene State for 17 years, before that studied unconventional economics at the New School in NYC.