Current Courses
History 1302: United States History Since 1865 (Online)
This course surveys the political, economic, social, legal, and cultural history of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present. At the end of the Civil War, the United States was anything but united. It had just fought a long, bloody war that left the nation with both physical and ideological wounds to heal. This course will begin here and explore how the United States emerged from these challenges to become a modern, global super power. Along the way, we will also discuss legal developments; migrations; foreign relations; and economic, political, cultural and religious transformations. Throughout the course, we will be exploring the role of gender, race, class, religion, and political perspective in defining the nation and shaping individual experiences. We will be attentive to the diversity of the “American experience” as well as to the multiple and sometimes conflicting visions of the ideal nation, politically and culturally, throughout history. The course will also help students develop the skills central to historical inquiry, including critical readings of historical documents, analytical writing, and interpreting multiple perspectives on both specific events and broader themes.

History 4340: Globalization Since 1945
This course examines the history of world interactions over since 1945. We will consider processes of globalization and internationalization during this period as well as examining the continued role of nations in world relations. We will begin by examining the world left by World War Two. Next, we will consider the Cold War and the international order throughout its duration. We will consider not only the major “combatants” during the Cold War, but also how the conflict brought in other nations. Finally, we will examine the post-Cold War world, considering new relationships, super powers, and conflicts. Throughout the course, we will be touching on international, political, and economic history. In your final project, you will take a closer look at how these global level processes affect the lives of individuals.

History 6342: American Social Movements
This graduate level course will provide an overview of the historiography of 20th century U.S. social and political movements. We will be considering some of the major, national movements during this period while each student will have the opportunity to explore one movement of their choice in more depth. In this reading seminar, we will focus on getting a broad sense of the latest scholarship and major debates about these movements’ and their influence on broader U.S. politics over the course of the century.

Past courses:
History 1302: United States History Since 1865 (Traditional)
Honors 2305: First Year Honors Seminar on Modern Food Wars
History 3354: Historical Writing About Politics
History 4340: Globalization Since 1945
History 3350: U.S. Policy History
Race and Politics, Summer, John Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth, Instructor
History 600: Violence in Twentieth-Century U.S. Politics, Lecturer