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Modern US History: Diplomatic, Social Protest, Nuclear Weapons/Arms Control
B.A., Political Science, UC San Diego; M.A., History (distinction), CSU-Northridge
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Advisor: Nelson Lichtenstein
“[I]n a world where children are still not safe from starvation or bombs, should not the historian thrust himself and his writing into history, on behalf of goals in which he deeply believes? Are we historians not humans first, and scholars because of that?” –Howard Zinn, The Politics of History (more...)
- The Challenge of Peace: The Reagan Administration. the Nuclear Freeze Campaign, and the Dream of Nuclear Abolition
- U.S. History
Colonial - present (including but not limited to): revolution, the constitution, gilded age, progressive era, Cold War, civil rights, social movements, labor, radicalism
- U.S. Foreign Relations/Diplomatic History
Revolution - Present; U.S. Aggression in Latin America since 1898; U.S. and the Middle East; Global Cold War
- American Political Thought and Philosophy
Revolution to Civil War; Civil War to Civil Rights; Political Ideologies; American Government, Law, and the Constitution; Modern Political Philosophy
- History of Science
Scientists as activists; history of nuclear weapons; science and the Cold War; history of technology
- Modern World History
1914 - present
- HIST 191C: The Cold War, 1945-1991 Summer Session B 2013
- Film and Media Studies 101B: History of Cinema: Advent of Sound
UCSB, Chuck Wolfe, Winter 2010
- History 4C Western Civilization (1715 CE to Present)
UCSB, Toshi Hasegawa, Spring 2013
- History 17A: The American People (Colonial through Jacksonian Era)
UCSB, Patricia Cohen, Fall 2010, Fall 2012; Elena Olivera, Fall 2011
- History 17B: The American People (Sectional Crisis through Progressivism)
UCSB, Carol Feinberg, Summer 2011
- History 17C: The American People (World War I to the Present)
UCSB, Laura Kalman, Winter 2009; Carol Feinberg, Summer 2010
- History 110: World History to 1500
CSU-Northridge, Bob Tomlinson, Fall 2007
- History 345: War and Film
CSU-Northridge, Bob Tomlinson, Spring 2007
- “Preserving Disorder: The Chicago Demonstrations of 1968.”
Journal of Illinois History, Winter 2010
- John Coleman Award
UCSB, 2011. Best paper in Cold War History, "Three Megatons of Peace: The Revolutionary MX Missile and the Meaning of Survival in the Atomic Age"
- Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Graduate Collaborative Research Grant
For organizing the Ninth Annual UCSB-GWU-LSE Cold War History Conference
- History Associates Fellowship,
- William E. Nida Scholarship
UCSB, Fall 2008
- Best Graduate Paper runner-up, “Rebel With A Cause: The Life and Times of Howard Zinn”
2007 Phi Alpha Theta Southern California Regional Conference
- “Tear Gas, Mace, Batons, Yippies, and a Pig for President: The Chicago Demonstrations of 1968.”
Ninth Annual Conference of Illinois History, Springfield, Illinois, October 18, 2007.
- “An American Abroad: Europe Through the Eyes of Mark Twain.”
Twelfth Annual Research and Creative Works Symposium, Cal State Northridge, November 30, 2007.
- "History and Activism: A Historiographical look at the Life and Times of Howard Zinn."
Historians Against the War/Peace History Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, April 11 - 13, 2008.
- "Bedtime for the Bomb: Ronald Reagan and the Nuclear Freeze Movement."
Grand Hyatt Regency, Denver, Colorado, Southwest Social Science Conference, April 17, 2009.
- "'A Force to Be Reckoned With': The Antinuclear Revolution and the Reagan Administration, 1980 - 1984."
UCSB-GWU-LSE Cold War Conference, George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, April 22-24, 2010.
- History 166C: United States in the Twentieth Century (The Long 1960s)
Laura Kalman, Fall 2009
- Japan 165: Japanese Popular Culture
Sabine Fruhstuck, Spring 2010