Michael Daniel Goodnough is a PhD candidate at Kent State University. He received his B.A. in history from Bowling Green State University in 2011 and his M.A. from Kent State University in 2013. His broad research interests include postwar U.S. cultural and intellectual history. He specifically engages in research connected to 1970s and 1980s representations of the body within American culture. Currently, his dissertation examines the 1970s "health boom" and how it highlighted America's racial and social tensions.
He published a journal article in 2015 titled, "Pease Be with You: Leftist Activism at John Carroll University, 1967-69," that examines the relationship between Jesuit culture and New Left activism during the 1960s, and has an upcoming encyclopedia entry on the Students for a Democratic Society in Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia of United States Peace and Antiwar Movements. He has presented at international and regional conferences, including the 2014 15th International Bakhtin conference at the Royal Institute of Art, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden.