Eduardo Canedo

ecanedoPh.D., Columbia
Assistant Professor

Office: Wood Hall Rm 225
Fax: (860) 486-0641


Areas of Specialty

Political and economic history of the 20th century United States, with particular interest in recent American history.


Current Research Interests

Eduardo Canedo is finishing a book, entitled “Government is the Problem”: The Origins of American Deregulation, which examines the strange career of U.S. regulatory policy from the 1950s through the mid-1980s.



Raised in Connecticut’s Naugatuck River Valley, Eduardo Canedo received his B.A. from Columbia University (1999), where he wrote his undergraduate senior thesis on the deindustrialization of Waterbury’s brass industry in the decades following World War II. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University (2008) and subsequently held the Link-Cotsen postdoctoral fellowship in Princeton University’s Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and a lectureship in Princeton’s Department of History (2008-2011). In various capacities, he has taught at Columbia, Princeton, Barnard College, Northeastern University, and Harvard University. His courses have included “Patriotism, Protest, and Propaganda in Modern America,” “The United States: From Colonies to Superpower,” “The American Corporation,” and “America in the 1970s.”