Erik Gellman

August 28, 2018

Erik Gellman


egellman@unc.edu
919-445-4647
Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests:

Erik S. Gellman researches and teaches about working-class and urban life, visual culture, and comparative social movements in modern American history. He’s the author of Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights (UNC Press, 2012) and The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America (IL Press, 2011, coauthor Jarod Roll).

His next book, Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles through the Lens of Art Shay (University of Chicago Press and funded through an NEH Public Scholar grant and the Gage Gallery in Chicago), will offer a synthetic textual and visual narrative of Chicago’s postwar urban history and protest politics. He’s collaborating on two research and publication projects: an edited volume called New Black Chicago Histories (Black Metropolis Research Consortium and University of IL Press) and a 1930s-1940s labor and political history called, Organizing Agribusiness from Farm to Factory: A New Food and Labor History of America’s Most Diverse Union. Gellman also serves as contributing editor to Labor: Studies in Working-Class History and is co-program chair for the upcoming 2019 Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) conference in Durham. From 2006-2018, Gellman taught History and African American Studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Graduate Students:

Courses Offered:

HIST 89 – First Year Seminar: Special Topic, Rebuilding the Modern South: Work and Identity in Modern History
HIST 128 – American History since 1865
HIST 890 – Urban America, Rural America
HIST 365 – The Worker and American Life.
HIST 584 – The Promise of Urbanization: American Cities in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Notable Publications:

  • “Black Freedom Struggles and Ecumenical Activism in 1960s Chicago” in Chris Cantwell, Heath Carter, and Janine Drake, editors, Between the Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the Working Class in Industrial America (University of Illinois Press, March 2016).
  • Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights, University of North Carolina Press, John Hope Franklin series, 2012 (paperback, 2014).
  • The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America, coauthor Jarod Roll, University of Illinois Press, 2011 (paperback and hardcover, winner of the H.L. Mitchell Prize of the Southern Historical Association, 2012).
  • “In the Driver’s Seat: Chicago’s Bus Drivers and Labor Insurgency in the Era of Black Power,” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 11:3 (Fall 2014).
  • “Charles White and the Laboring of the African American Artistic Renaissance,” in Darlene Clark Hine, editor, The Black Chicago Renaissance (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012).

Joseph W. Caddell

August 9, 2018

Joseph W. Caddell

409 Hamilton Hall
caddellj@email.unc.edu
919.843.4517


Research Interests:

History of sea power, history of air power

Graduate Students:

There are no graduate students studying under this faculty member at this time.

Courses Offered:

  • HIST212–History of Sea Power
  • HIST213–Air Power and Modern Warfare

Notable Publications:

Matthew Andrews

August 9, 2018

Matthew Andrews

515 Hamilton Hall
andrewsm@email.unc.edu



Research Interests:

Matthew Andrews is an American historian with an interest in the links between sports and American history and culture. He is particularly interested in the ways sports both reflect and affect American politics, race and gender identities, and social reform movements.

Graduate Students:

Courses Offered:

  • HIST120–Sport and American History
  • HIST127–American History to 1865
  • HIST128–American History since 1865
  • HIST140–The World since 1945
  • HIST362–Baseball and American History
  • HIST398–Sports and Civil Rights Research Seminar

Notable Publications:

DeSimone, Joseph

July 26, 2018

DeSimone, Joseph






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Graduate Students:

There are no graduate students studying under this faculty member at this time.

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Molly Worthen

April 11, 2018

Molly Worthen

506 Hamilton Hall
mworthen@unc.edu


Personal Website


Research Interests:

Molly Worthen’s research focuses on North American religious and intellectual history, particularly the ideas and culture of conservative Christianity. Her most recent book examines American evangelical intellectual life since 1945. Worthen teaches courses in global Christianity, North American religious and intellectual culture, and the history of politics and ideology. In 2017 she received the Manekin Family Award for Teaching Excellence in Honors Carolina. She is also a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and has written about religion and politics for the New Yorker, Slate, the American Prospect, Foreign Policy, and other publications.

Graduate Students:

Courses Offered:

  • HIST 121—History of Religion in North America
  • HIST 249—World Christianity since 1450
  • HIST 359—Global Evangelicalism since 1600
  • HIST 360—Modern American Intellectual History
  • HIST 398—Sin and Evil in Modern America
  • HIST 728—Introductory Colloquium in United States History since 1900
  • HIST 905—Dissertation Design
  • Problems in American Religious History
  • Notable Publications:

    • Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism (Oxford University Press, 2013)
    • The Man On Whom Nothing Was Lost: The Grand Strategy of Charles Hill (Houghton Mifflin, 2006)
    • “The Chalcedon Problem: Rousas John Rushdoony and the Origins of Christian Reconstructionism” Church History 77 No. 2 (June 2008)
    • New York Times Articles

    Brett E. Whalen

    August 7, 2017

    Brett E. Whalen

    457 Hamilton Hall
    bwhalen @email.unc.edu
    919-962-2383
    Curriculum Vitae
    Personal Website


    Research Interests:

    Brett Edward Whalen works on Christian intellectual and cultural history during the European Middle Ages, mainly focusing on the eleventh through the thirteenth centuries. He has published works on the crusades, apocalypticism, pilgrimage, and the medieval papacy. His first book, Dominion of God: Christendom and Apocalypse in the Middle Ages (Harvard, 2009), explores the medieval belief that Christianity would spread to every corner of the earth before the end of time. His most recent book, The Two Powers: The Papacy, the Empire, and the Struggle for Sovereignty in the Thirteenth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), reappraises the epoch-making clashes between two popes, Gregory IX and Innocent IV, and the Hohenstaufen emperor, Frederick II.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 50 (FYS)—Time and the Medieval Cosmos (co-taught with Chris Clemens)
    • HIST 107—Introduction to Medieval History
    • HIST 177H—The Apocalypse in the Christian Middle Ages (Honors Seminar)
    • HIST 228—The Medieval Expansion of Europe
    • HIST 398—The Crusades (Research Seminar)
    • HIST 431—The Medieval Church
    • HIST 432—The Crusades
    • HIST 701—Medieval Studies (Graduate Seminar)

    Notable Publications:

    • The Two Powers: The Papacy, the Empire, and the Struggle for Sovereignty in the Thirteenth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019)
    • The Medieval Papacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
    • Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages (University of Toronto Press, 2011)
    • “Corresponding with Infidels: Rome, the Almohads, and the Christians of Thirteenth-Century Morocco,” The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 41 (2011): 487–513
    • Dominion of God: Christendom and Apocalypse in the Middle Ages (Harvard University Press, 2009)

    Harry L. Watson

    August 7, 2017

    Harry L. Watson

    568 Hamilton Hall
    hwatson@email.unc.edu
    919-962-0977
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Harry Watson’s research interests lie in the political, social, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States between the Revolution and the Civil War, with special attention to the antebellum South and Jacksonian America. His work has explored the intersection of social, economic, and political change in this period, the formation of political parties, the influence of market development on political mobilization, reform movements, uses of the environment, and the relationship between race and class under slavery. He directed the UNC Center for the Study of the American South from 1999 to 2012, and has edited its quarterly journal, Southern Cultures, since 1993. He served as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 2010–2011. With Professor Jane Dailey of the University of Chicago, he is currently completing a college textbook history of the United States.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 127—United States History to 1865
    • HIST 366—North Carolina History to 1865
    • HIST 398—Before the War: Exploring the Antebellum American South
    • HIST 563—Jacksonian America, 1815–1848
    • HIST 586—The Old South
    • HIST 727—Introductory Colloquium in United States History, 1788 to 1900
    • HIST 835—Readings in the Antebellum South

    Notable Publications:

    • “The Man with the Dirty Black Beard: Race, Class, and Schools in the Antebellum South,” Journal of the Early Republic 32, 1 (Spring 2012), 1–26
    • Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America. 2nd rev. ed., with new Preface and Afterword (Hill & Wang, Inc., 2006)
    • “The Common Rights of Mankind: Subsistence, Shad, and Commerce in the Early Republican South,” The Journal of American History, vol. 83, no. 1 (June 1996), 13–43
    • An Independent People: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1770–1820 (University of North Carolina Press, 1983)
    • Jacksonian Politics and Community Conflict: The Emergence of the Second American Party System in Cumberland County, North Carolina (Louisiana State University Press, 1981)

    Katherine Turk

    August 7, 2017

    Katherine Turk

    500 Hamilton Hall
    kturk@email.unc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Katherine Turk specializes in the histories of women, gender and sexuality; law, labor and social movements; and the modern United States. Her first book, Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), examines how sex equality law has remade the world of work, eroding some inequalities and affirming others. She is at work on three books: a history of the National Organization for Women; a history of men’s incorporation into women’s rights campaigns; and, with Leandra Zarnow, a study of the origins and intellectual trajectory of the field of women’s history.

    She is on leave in 2018-9 as the Mary I. Bunting Faculty Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 89: Gender and the Law in United States History
    • HIST 144/WMST 144: Women in United States History
    • HIST 289: America in the 1970s (co-taught with Benjamin Waterhouse)
    • HIST 356: United States Women’s History from 1865
    • HIST 361/WMST 360: United States Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Histories
    • HIST 389/WMST 389: Maid in America, Made in China: Laboring Women in Global Perspective
    • HIST 398: Social Movements in the Twentieth Century United States
    • HIST 475/WMST 476: American Feminist Movements Since 1945
    • HIST 890: Women, Gender and Sexuality in United States History

    Notable Publications:

    • “ ‘With Wages So Low How Can a Girl Keep Herself?’: Protective Labor Legislation and Working Women’s Expectations,” Journal of Policy History 27 (Spring 2015): 250-74
    • “ ‘The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Should Rock the U. of C.’: The Faculty Wife and the Feminist Era,” Journal of Women’s History 26 (Summer 2014): 113-134
    • “Labor’s Pink-Collar Aristocracy: The National Secretaries’ Association’s Encounters with Feminism in the Age of Automation,” LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 11 (Summer 2014): 85-109
    • “ ‘Our Militancy is in Our Openness’: Gay Employment Rights Activism in California and the Question of Sexual Orientation in Sex Equality Law,” Law and History Review 31 (May 2013): 423-469
    • “Out of the Revolution, Into the Mainstream: Employment Activism in the NOW Sears Campaign and the Growing Pains of Liberal Feminism,” Journal of American History 97 (September 2010): 399-423

    Michael Tsin

    August 7, 2017

    Michael Tsin

    460 Hamilton Hall
    tsin@email.unc.edu
    919-962-5554


    Research Interests:

    Michael Tsin’s current research focuses on exploring the social processes of identity formation through the prism of late nineteenth and twentieth century China. The project is part of his ongoing interest in the historical processes through which ideas and practices were translated into established norms and values, disseminated through the social body, transplanted across different times and places, and contested and challenged by the populace. At a broader level, he is curious to learn more about how the forces of global capitalism, whether through the instrument of formal colonial possessions in the last century or through the mechanisms of transnational institutions in the twenty-first century, manage to continually make and unmake the world in its different forms.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 133—Introduction to Chinese History
    • HIST 292—Unity and Difference in Twentieth-century China
    • GLBL 390—Colonization, Migration, and National Identity
    • HIST 398—Mao Zedong and the Chinese Cultural Revolution
    • HIST 890—Colonial Encounters

    Notable Publications:

    • Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World From 1000 CE to the Present, 4th edition (Norton, 2014), in collaboration with Robert Tignor et al.
    • “Overlapping Histories: Writing Prison and Penal Practices in Late Imperial and Early Republican China,” Journal of World History, 20:1 (March 2009), 69–97
    • “Rethinking ‘State and Society’ in Late Qing and Republican China,” in Jens Damm and Mechthild Leutner, eds., China Networks, Berliner China-Hefte/Chinese History and Society, 35 (LIT [Münster], 2009), 20–32
    • Nation, Governance, and Modernity in China: Canton, 1900–1927, paperback edition (Stanford, 2002)

    Eren Tasar

    August 7, 2017

    Eren Tasar

    464 Hamilton Hall
    etasar@email.unc.edu
    N/A


    Research Interests:

    Religion and Politics, Central Asia, Soviet Union

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 140-The World since 1945
    • HIST 163—Modern Central Asia
    • HIST 484—Islam in Russia
    • HIST 511–9/11 in World History
    • HIST 890—Readings in Modern Central Asian History

    Notable Publications:

    • Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017
    • “Sufism on the Soviet Stage: Holy People and Places in Central Asia’s Sociopolitical Landscape after World War II.” In Sufism in Central Asia: New Perspectives on Sufi Traditions, 15th-21st centuries. Edited by Devin DeWeese and Jo-Ann Gross. Leiden: Brill, 2018: 256-283
    • “The Official Madrasas of Soviet Uzbekistan.” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 59 (2016): 265-302
    • “Soviet Policies toward Islam: domestic and international considerations” in Phillip Muehlenbeck, ed. Religion and the Cold War: A Global Perspective (Vanderbilt University Press, 2012)
    • “Islamically informed Soviet Patriotism in postwar Kyrgyzstan,” Cahiers du monde Russe 52/2-3 (2011)
    • “The Central Asian Muftiate in Occupied Afghanistan, 1979–1987,” Central Asian Survey 30:2 (July 2011)