This course introduces students to the history of emotions and senses. Students explore theories and methods for studying emotions in history, as well as scholarship on emotions or senses in specific historical contexts.
Strikers, Octopi, and Visible Hands: The Railroad and American Capitalism
In popular culture and American historiography, the railroad corporation has long been a site where Americans have grappled with larger questions of political economy.
Extremism in the United States: From the Ku Klux Klan to January 6—Syllabus
This course provides a historical overview of extremism in the United States from Reconstruction through the present. Students will explore primary sources ranging from political pamphlets to diaries, religious tracts, government records, and films, alongside scholarly literature, to equip them with a foundational knowledge of the history of extremism in the US during the long twentieth century.
Teaching (amid a) White Backlash
White conservatives use vigilante violence and state suppressionist "backlash" tactics to undermine movements for equality. Together, we can stop them.
White Backlash and the American State – Syllabus
This syllabus, "White Backlash and the American State," examines the relationship between white vigilantism, state violence, and the American state.
Proposal for Public Site of History (Museum Exhibit or Monument) – Assignment
This assignment is the final project for Mexican American History Since 1848. It tasks students with choosing a single topic from the course they think ought to be shared with the public (as a museum exhibit or monument), and using the historical literacy skills they developed during the semester to describe the topic and its significance to society.
HIST 4527: Mexican American History since 1848 – Syllabus
This course explores the history of Mexican-descent people in the United States since 1848. It gives particular attention to how the story of Mexican America appears in public sites of historical memory in the nation, and tasks students with developing a proposal for a museum exhibit or monument on a topic in Mexican American history.