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Kristoffer Smemo

Current Courses

Spring 2014 (current)


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20th Century U.S. History


Ph.D. Candidate

Office: HSSB 3239
Hours:

Advisor: Nelson Lichtenstein


I study twentieth century U.S. labor and political history. My dissertation examines how working-class political mobilization during the New Deal shaped the emergence of a liberal wing of the Republican Party.

Teaching Assistantships

  • History 17C: The American People (World War I to the present)
  • History 17B: The American People (Sectional Crises through Progressivism)
  • History 17A: The American People (Colonial through Jacksonian Era)
  • History 5: History of the Present

Publications

  • "The Little People’s Century: Industrial Pluralism, Economic Development, and Liberal Republicanism in California, 1942-1946”
    Journal of American History (forthcoming)
  • “A ‘New Dealized’ Grand Old Party: The Emergence of Liberal Republicanism in Minneapolis, 1937-1939”
    Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 11: 2 (Summer 2014).

Conference Presentations

  • “Capital Flight and Civil Rights: The Republican Idea of a National Economy During the Eisenhower Administration,” Policy History Conference, Columbus, June 5, 2014.
  • “Planning For Peace: Republican Economic Development and the Intellectual Roots of Postwar American Capitalism,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History conference, UC-Irvine, Nov. 3, 2013.
  • “Labor and Liberal Republicanism: Making a Moderate Opposition to the New Deal Order,” Labor and Working Class History Association conference, New York, June 3-6, 2013.
  • “Racial Modernization: California Civil Rights and Republican Economic Development During and After World War Two,” Southern Labor Studies Association conference, New Orleans, March 3, 2013.
  • “The Contested Terrain of Liberalism: Labor and the Rise of Liberal Republicanism in Minneapolis, 1937-1938,” presented at the Organization of American Historians Conference, Milwaukee, WI, April 20, 2012.