Personal Statement:

Paul J. P. Sandul teaches courses in American history, urban history, public history, oral
history, and cultural memory. He recently co-edited and contributed to a new anthology called
Making Suburbia: New Histories of Everyday America (University of Minnesota Press, 2015)
with John Archer and Katherine Solomonson, which recently won an honorable mention for the
Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture
from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (2016). His monograph,
California Dreaming: Boosterism, Memory, and Rural Suburbs in the Golden State, was
published by the West Virginia University Press in 2014. Past publications include a chapter
contribution concerning suburban development and memory for River City and Valley Life: An
Environmental History of the Sacramento Region (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013) and
articles concerning oral history, memory, race, and suburbia for the Sound Historian,
Agricultural History, and East Texas Historical Journal. His is currently working on co-editing
an anthology on Texas suburbs for the Oklahoma University Press and is spearheading new oral
history projects on the non-religious and LGBT communities in deep East Texas, as well as to
direct the Charlie Wilson Oral History project about the famed congressperson.

Dissertation Title:

Harvesting Suburbs: Recalling the Suburban Side of California's Agricultural Colonization

Faculty Advisor(s):

Prof. Castenada, UC Davis