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History Department

SUNY Oneonta
225 Netzer Admin Building
Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820

Phone: (607) 436-3326
Fax: (607) 436-2689

 
 

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William B. Ashbaugh, PhD
Associate Professor of History; Department Chair  
225 Netzer
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3326
Email: William.Ashbaugh@oneonta.edu

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About

Dr. Ashbaugh received his PhD in History from Temple University. He teaches and researches U.S. diplomacy, Asian history (especially Japan), and U.S.-East Asian foreign relations.

Publications

Chapters

“Relations with Japan.” In A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt, edited by William D. Pederson, Blackwell Companions to American History, 612-35. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

 “Relations with China and India.” In A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt, edited by William D. Pederson, Blackwell Companions to American History, 590-611. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2011.
 
“Contesting Traumatic War Narratives: Space Battleship Yamato and Mobile Suit Gundam.” In Imag(in)ing the War in Japan: Representing and Responding to Trauma in Postwar Literature and Film, edited by Mark Williams and David Stahl, 327-53. Leiden, N.L., and Boston: Brill, 2010.

Encyclopedia

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global Medieval Life and Culture, Vol. 3 of 3 Asia and Oceania, edited by Joyce E. Salisbury, 861-1024. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.

Selected courses taught

Dr. Ashbaugh teaches the following upper division courses on a two year rotating schedule:

AHIS 267 – U.S. Foreign Relations to 1920
AHIS 256 – U.S. Foreign Relations since 1914
AHIS 233 – Cold War through Film
AHIS 217 – World War II
WHIS 253 – History of Asia to 1500 (India, China, and Japan)
WHIS 252 – Modern China
WHIS 251 – Modern Japan
HIST 290 – Historiographic Seminar (U.S. Foreign Relations)
HIST 300 – Senior Seminar (U.S. Foreign Relations)

 

 

Thomas D. Beal, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
134 Physical Science Building
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3362
Email: Thomas.Beal@oneonta.edu

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Thomas D. Beal was born into a working-class family with roots in the cattle farms, truck farms and textile factories of East Tennessee. Working as a butcher, vegetable truck driver and stockman, Beal completed the Honors History Program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Professor Cathy Matson (now at the University of Delaware) directed his undergraduate thesis --an economic and social interpretation of Plymouth Plantation. Afterwards, he accepted an invitation to study in the Department of History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. At the University at Stony Brook he studied the history of Early America under Ned Landsman, Wilber Miller and completed a dissertation, entitled “Selling Gotham: The Retail Trade in New York City from the Public Market to Alexander T. Stewart’s Marble Palace, 1625 to 1860,” under the direction of the urban historian Eric E. Lampard. “Selling Gotham” focuses on the evolution of retailing from the public market to the private shop as a means to explore the economic and cultural transformations of New York City from its founding to 1865. In 2000, after teaching at SUNY Stony Brook, the Pennsylvania State University at University Park, Beal accepted a teaching post at SUNY Oneonta.

Publications

Beal’s current research focuses on the intersection of crime/punishment and race in early nineteenth century New York City. At present he is at work on two article length projects. The first, explore the life, crime, and punishment of a New York City slave. The second uses criminal court records detailing cases of public sex to examine how black and white residents of New York City struggled to negotiate the end of slavery. Along with Dr. F. Daniel Larkin and Dr. William Walker (Cooperstown Graduate Program), he serves as one of the Editors of New York History: Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association. For additional information on New York History see the New York State Historical Association, and for additional information on serving as an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the journal see the Department of History’s Research Assistant Page.

“Private Moments in Public Spaces: Sex in the Streets and on the Sidewalks of Early New York City.” Presented at The Cosmopolitan Metropolis, The Urban History Association’s Sixth Biennial Conference, New York City October 2012.

“Found in Bed With a White Man”: Policing Sex Across the Color Line in Early Nineteenth Century New York City.” Presented at Upstate Early American History Workshop at Binghamton University, State University of New York 23 April 2010.

“Private Parts in Public Spaces: Interracial Sex in the Streets and on the Sidewalks of Early New York City.” Presented at 2009 Northeast Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, Queensborough Community College, The City University of New York 23 October 2009.

“The Violent and Most Profane Class of Society: An Examination of Those Who Frolicked, Rioted and Thieved Their Way Through Corlears Hook [New York City] in the Early Nineteenth Century.” Presented at New York: City Divided sponsored by New York Institute of Technology, March 2008.

“Lost Between Fact and Fiction: An Examination of Race, Slavery and Publishing in Early New York City.” Presented at The Fourth International Conference on the Book sponsored by Emerson College, October 2006.

“‘In the Presence of a Numerous Concourse of People’”: Transporting ‘Criminals’ and the Condemned Through the Streets of Early New York.” Presented at New York: City in Motion: An Interdisciplinary Conference sponsored by the New York Institute of Technology, March 2006. 

“The Death of the Slave, Rose Butler: The Last Woman Condemned & Executed for Arson in New York City.” Presented at the American Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, November 2005.

“As Thousands Watched, They were Launched into Eternity: The Last Public Executions in New York City.” Submitted to Social Science History Association, November 2005.       
“Barbaric Slaves and Civilized Englishmen: The “Horrid Plot” of 1712 and New York City’s Anglicization.” Presented at the American Culture Association Annual Conference, November 2004.

“From Gallows to Gibbet: Public Punishment and the Black Body in Early New York City.” Presented at The Black Body: Imagining, Writing (Re)Reading: An International Conference sponsored by DePaul University, April 2004.

Selected courses taught

Beal offers courses on urban, economic and cultural history. In addition to teaching a popular course A History of New York City, he regularly offers The City in American Culture, An Economic History of the United States to 1860, and a mini-term –with a field experience component—course Slave Rebellions in New York City. He also offers a seminar course Crime and Punishment in the Urban Atlantic (focusing on New York City and London, England). He also serves as the Department of History’s Internship Coordinator, and each spring and summer places students in historical societies, museums, libraries and archives (for additional information on the internship program see the History Department's Internship Page.

AHIS 208 – The City in American Culture (Course Outline)
AHIS 259 – Slave Rebellions in NYC (Course Outline)
AHIS 260 – An Economic History of the United States to 1865 (Course Outline)
AHIS 283 – A History of New York City (Course Outline)
AHIS 305 – Crime and Punishment in the Urban Atlantic (Course Outline)

 

Leigh-Anne Francis, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
310D Milne Library
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3231
Email: Leigh-Anne.Francis@oneonta.edu

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Leigh-Anne Francis is an Assistant Professor with a dual appointment in the departments of History and Africana and Latino Studies. Prior to joining the faculty at SUNY Oneonta, Leigh-Anne completed a Ph.D. in United States and African American History at Rutgers University, an M.A. in U.S. and World History at SUNY Brockport, and a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts Painting and Illustration. Her dissertation, “Burning Down the Cage: African American Women’s Prison Communities in Auburn, New York, 1893-1933,” analyzes the intersections of gender, race and class by exploring crime and punishment, labor and community, through the lens of black women’s experiences while offering comparisons with imprisoned native-born and European immigrant white women. As a Ph.D. candidate, she was a volunteer instructor at Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility for Men, New Jersey. The incarcerated and formerly incarcerated young people with whom she worked taught her many things, including how valuable and unexamined the privilege of freedom is in her life; for this gift, she is deeply grateful. When she’s not teaching or researching, she enjoys spending time with her partner, Jenny, and their cats, Anarchy and Blessing.

Awards

  • Five Colleges Fellowship, African American and African Studies, Mount Holyoke College (2010-2011).

Selected Courses Taught

  • Modern U.S. History (since 1877)
  • Modern African American History (Reconstruction to Black Power)
  • History of Slavery
  • The Crime and Prison Industry in U.S. History
  • LGBT History (U.S.)
  • Race, Gender, Class, and Culture
  • Race and Sex in America
 

Julie D. Freeman, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
230 Netzer
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-2404
Email: Julie.Freeman@oneonta.edu

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Dr. Freeman received her PhD in History from SUNY – Buffalo in 1992. She teaches and researches Modern German History, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, and twentieth-century European History. Before joining the SUNY Oneonta faculty in 1993, she taught at the University at Buffalo and Brock University. Dr. Freeman was awarded the SUNY Oneonta Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006.

Publications

"Teaching the Holocaust: The Use of Graphic Imagery." In International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 8, 319-322. Published.

Selected courses taught

EHIS 218 – The Nazi State
EHIS 235 – The History of the Holocaust

 

Mette Harder, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
133 Physical Science
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3262
Email: Mette.Harder@oneonta.edu

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Mette Harder finished her PhD in French history at the University of York, U.K. in 2010. She also studied at the University of Stirling, Scotland and at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France. She first began teaching at SUNY Oneonta in 2009. Dr. Harder specializes on the history of the French Revolution, and teaches classes on the Old Regime, the Enlightenment, and the history of men and masculinities in modern Europe. Her research focuses on political purging in the French Revolution. She is also interested in the revolutionary Jean-Lambert Tallien (1767-1820) and in political paternalism in French eighteenth-century politics.

Dr. Harder co-hosts the blog The French Revolution Network together with Prof. David Andress (University of Portsmouth, UK) and Dr. Marisa Linton (Kingston University London, UK). The French Revolution Network

Publications

Books

Beyond the Terror – Political purges in the French Revolution, 1789-1799. Book project in progress

Articles

"A second Terror – The purges of French revolutionary legislators after Thermidor." Invited contribution for a special journal issue on the Thermidorian Reaction, edited by Laura Mason with contributions by Colin Jones, Jeremy Popkin, Rebecca Spang and others. Submitted

Come and Dine: Deputies and the Dangers of Conspicuous Consumption in French Revolutionary Politics, 1789-95.” With Marisa Linton. Under consideration for a special issue of French Historical Studies on food in French history, edited by Bertram Gordon and Erica J. Peters. Submitted

Chapters

Odious and vile names – Political character assassination in the Thermidorian Reaction, 1794-1795.” In Character Assassination Throughout the Ages, edited by Martijn Icks and Eric Shiraev. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. In preparation

"Reacting to Revolution – The Political Career(s) of Jean-Lambert Tallien." In Experiencing the French Revolution, edited by David Andress. Oxford: Studies on Voltaire & the Eighteenth Century, 2013. Published 

"Ex-Conventionnels versus Historians of the French Revolution." In Historicising the French Revolution, edited by Carolina Armenteros; T.C.W. Blanning et al. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. Published

Encyclopedia entries & reviews    

Review of Servir Napoléon: Policiers et gendarmes dans les départements annexés (1796-1814).By Aurélien Lignereux. Paris: Editions Champ Vallon. 2012 and of Policier Paris au siècle des lumières: les commissaires du quartier du Louvre dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle. By Justine Berlière. Paris: Ecole Des Chartes. 2012. In French History, Volume 27, Number 3, September 2013. Published

"Montagnards", "Convention nationale" (with Stephen Clay), and "Assassinat politique" (with Guillaume Mazeau). In Dictionnaire de la Révolution française, edited by Stephen Clay. Paris: Armand Colin, 2013/14. Submitted

Review of The Terror of Natural Right. Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution. By Dan Edelstein. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 2009; 2010. In Social History, Volume 37, Issue 3, 2012. Published

Review of Policing Public Opinion in the French Revolution: The Culture of Calumny and the Problem of Free Speech. By Charles Walton. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. 2009. In French History, Volume 24, Number 1, March 2010. Published

Review of Reinterpreting the French Revolution: A Global-Historical Perspective. By Bailey Stone. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2002. In French History, Volume 20, Number 3, September 2006. Published

Selected courses taught

EHIS 211 – The Old Regime and the Enlightenment: Europe 1648-1789
EHIS 212 – French Revolution and Napoleon
HIST 290 – Historiographic Seminar (French Revolutionary Historiography: Past, Present and Future)
HIST 300 – Senior Seminar (Cultures of Power in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France)
HIST/WMST 294 – Special topics (Men and Masculinities in Europe, c. 1600-1945)


 

April Harper, PhD
Associate Professor of History
232 Netzer
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3596
Email: April.Harper@oneonta.edu

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Dr. Harper received her PhD from the University of St Andrews, U.K. in 2003. She teaches and researches Medieval History, Gender & Social History and the History of Sexualities. She also offers courses on Roman History.

Publications

Books

Medieval sexuality: a casebook, edited by April Harper and Caroline Proctor.New York: Routledge, 2008.

Articles

"The Female Healer in Medieval Literature," in Social History of Medicine (2011) 24 (1): 108-124.

Chapters

"Bodies and sexuality," in Linda Kalof, Ellen Pollak, Teresa Mangum, Kim Phillips, et al (eds), A Cultural History of Women vol 2 (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2012).

"Introduction", in Medieval sexuality: a casebook, edited by April Harper and Caroline Proctor.New York: Routledge, 2008.

"'The food of love': illicit feasting, food imagery and adultery in old French literature", in Medieval sexuality: a casebook, edited by April Harper and Caroline Proctor.New York: Routledge, 2008.

Selected courses taught

HIST 100 – Western Civilization I
EHIS 205 – The Later Middle Ages
HIST 290 – Historiographic Seminar
HIST 300 – Senior Seminar

 

Matthew Hendley, PhD
Professor of History
233 Netzer
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3302
Email: Matthew.Hendley@oneonta.edu

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Matthew Hendley finished his PhD in Modern British History at the University of Toronto in 1998. He first began teaching at SUNY Oneonta in 2001, and is a specialist in Modern British History (19th and 20th centuries) and British imperialism. He also teaches courses in Tudor Stuart England, Historiography, Western Civilization and the History of Canada. Dr. Hendley’s research interests are in the political culture of early twentieth-century Britain with an emphasis on the intersection of gender with both popular imperialism and popular Conservatism. He also has a research interest in popular culture during the First and Second World Wars. His current research project involves a comparison of housing policy of Britain after the Second World War (1945-70) with that of contemporary China (1979-present).

Publications

Books

Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of  War: Popular Imperialism in Britain, 1914-1932. (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012), 360 pp.


Imagining Globalization: Language, Identities and Boundaries edited by Ho Hon Leung, Matthew Hendley, Robert Compton and Brian Haley. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan,  2009), 251 pp.

Articles

“Cultural Mobilization and British Responses to Cultural Transfer in Total War: the Shakespeare Tercentenary of 1916”, First World War Studies [UK] Vol. 3 No. 1, March 2012, pp. 25-49


“Tradition and Innovation in the Historiography of British Conservatism”, Canadian Journal of History. Vol. XXXVII, No. 1. April 2002, pp. 83-93. 


“Anti-Alienism and the Primrose League: The Externalization of the Postwar Crisis in Great Britain, 1918-32”, Albion, Vol. 33, No. 2. Summer 2001, pp. 243-69.


“Constructing the Citizen: The Primrose League and the Definition of Citizenship in the Age of Mass Democracy in Great Britain, 1918-1928”, Journal of the Canadian Historical Association. Volume 7, 1996, pp. 125-51.


“‘Help Us to Secure a Strong, Healthy, Prosperous and Peaceful Britain’: The Social Arguments of the Campaign for Compulsory Military Service in Great Britain, 1899-1914”, Canadian Journal of  History. Vol. XXX, No. 2. August 1995, pp. 261-88.

Chapters

“Imagining Globalization through Changes in Place”. Co-authored with Ho Hon Leung in Imagining Globalization: Language, Identities and Boundaries edited by Ho Hon Leung, Matthew Hendley, Robert Compton and Brian Haley. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 1-11.


“Citizens or Consumers? - British Conservative Political Propaganda toward Women in Two World Wars” in Imagining Globalization: Language, Identities and Boundaries edited by Ho Hon Leung, Matthew Hendley, Brian Haley and Robert Compton. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 127-142


“Women and the Nation:  The Right and Projections of  Feminized Political  Images  in Great Britain, 1900-1918” for The Culture of Fascism: Visions of  the Far Right in Britain, co-edited by Julie Gottlieb and Thomas Linehan. (London: I.B. Tauris, 2004), pp. 13-26.

Encyclopedia entries & reviews

James Ciment and Thaddeus Russell (eds.) The Home Front Encyclopedia: United   States, Britain and Canada in World Wars I and II. Volume One: World War I.  (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2007) Entries on “Andrew Bonar Law”, pp. 135-37; “David Lloyd George”, pp. 140-45; “Conscription (UK)”, pp. 271-274; “Conservative Party (UK)”, pp. 277-280.

Dr. Hendley has also published book reviews in The American Historical Review, Twentieth Century British History, The Journal of British Studies, Albion, Canadian Journal of  History, H-Albion, The Historian, Australian Journal of Politics and History, and The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario Newsletter.

Selected courses taught

HIST 290 – Historiographic Seminar
HIST 300 – Senior Seminar
AHIS 273 – A History of Canada
EHIS 220 – War and Society in Modern Britain
EHIS 225 – Early Modern England, 1485-1714
EHIS 226 – Modern England 1714-Present
EHIS 234 – British Imperial Experience


 

Miguel Leon, PhD
Associate Professor of History
233 Netzer
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-2013
Email: Miguel.Leon@oneonta.edu

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Miguel Leon received his PhD in history from Columbia University in 1999. His research interest focuses on early Colonial Latin American issues which include the study of the social and economic organization of Spanish-American and Andean populations before and after the Spanish conquest. This research interest has led him to analyze issues such as the encomienda system, the impact of the process of Christianization among the native populations, and the organization of the Church structure in the Viceroyalty of Peru. His historical analysis has emphasized an interdisciplinary approach to the past, especially in a dialogue with anthropological theory, which has been fruitful in the study of the Andean region. His research on early colonial Peru has been focused on an area of Peru called Huanuco, located in Northeastern Peru. He has conducted extensive research in Spanish and Peruvian archives. His current research focuses on a region called Conchucos, which is located in the northern highlands of Peru. He is writing a longue durée history – XVI-XX centuries – of this region, emphasizing its economic and political transformations. This project is both an immense challenge and, at the same time, a fascinating experience due the scope of the research and its significance for the region. Dr. Leon’s research will be used as a base to write textbooks on the history of the region that will disseminate his findings among students and the general population.

Publications

Books

Paños e Hidalguía. Encomenderos y Sociedad Colonial en Huánuco. (Textiles and Honor. Encomenderos and Colonial Society in Huanuco). Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2002.

Miguel León, Francisco Pini and Julio Villanueva, Presencia de Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo en el Callejón de Conchucos. (Presence of Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo in the Callejón de Conchucos) Lima: Prelatura de Huari, 1994. Second Edition, November 2008. See chapter two, Miguel León, El Sínodo de Piscobamba en la Historia de la Evangelización del Callejón de Conchucos. (The Synod of Piscobamba in the history of the Evangelization of the Callejon de Conchucos) pp.115-333.

Articles

"Protesta en el Callejón de Conchucos: Un Poema Inédito de Bernardino de Montoya", (Protest in the Callejón de Conchucos: An Unpublished Poem of Bernardino de Montoya”) Allpanchis Phuturinqa, Número 31-32, pp. 140-160. Lima, 1992.

"El Testamento del Licenciado Diego Alvarez" (The Will of Licenciate Diego Álvarez). Historia y Cultura. Revista del Museo Nacional de Historia. Número 20, pp. 319-350. Lima 1992.

Chapters

“Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo y sus Visitas Pastorales” (Pastoral Inspections of Saint Toribio of Mogrovejo”, Anuario de Ancash, pp.150-173 Asociación Ancash, 2010. Second Reprint, 2011, 138-145.

“Espacio Geográfico de las Grupos Étnicos del Callejón de Conchucos” (Geographic Space of the Ethnic Groups of the Callejón de Conchucos). In Arqueología de Ancash.  Lima: Instituto Cultural Runa, 2003,  pp.340-359.

Encyclopedia entries & reviews

“Salvador Allende”, New Catholic Encyclopedia, Supplement 2011, Vol I, pp.26-27

“Gustavo Gutierrez”, New Catholic Encyclopedia, Cengage Learning and The Catholic University of America, Supplement 2010, Vol. I, 515-516.

“Church History in Latin America”,New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009. 2 vols. Detroit: Gale, 2009, I, 531-539.

“Peru, History Section” in World Book Online Reference Center. 2007. [http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar424560. Also published in printed copy 2010.

Selected courses taught

HIST 120 – The Making of the Modern World
WHIS 270 – Latin America Before Columbus: Peoples and Histories
WHIS 271 – Colonial Latin America
WHIS 272 – Modern Latin America
WHIS 289 – Spanish Conquistadores

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F. Daniel Larkin, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor; former Provost & VP Academic Affairs; executive editor of the journal New York History
107 Netzer
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3347
Email: FDaniel.Larkin@oneonta.edu

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Dr. Larkin received his PhD in History from SUNY – Albany in 1976. His main areas of teaching and research are nineteenth- and twentieth-century US History, New York State History, and Local History.

Publications

Books

Erie Canal: New York’s Gift to the Nation, a document-based teacher resource, edited by F. Daniel Larkin, Julie C. Daniels and Jean West. Peterborough, N.H.: Cobblestone Pub. Co; Albany, N.Y.: New York State Archives Partnership Trust, 2001

New York State Canals: A Short history. Fleischmanns, N.Y.: Purple Mountain Press, 1998.

Pioneer American Railroads: the Mohawk and Hudson & the Saratoga and Schenectady. Fleischmanns, N.Y.: Purple Mountain Press, 1995.

John B. Jervis, An American Engineering Pioneer. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1990.

New York Yesterday and Today. F. Daniel Larkin, John T. Cunningham, Bruce W. Dearstyne. Morristown, New Jersey, Silver Burdett Company, 1985.

Chapters

Introduction to New York History, New York Early History, New York History, in Dictionary of United States History, vol. 2b, edited by Douglas Bess, Caryn Hannan, Jennifer L. Herman. Murrieta, CA: U.S. History Publishers, 2006.

Selected courses taught

AHIS 244 – Civil War & Reconstruction
AHIS 245 – The Gilded Age
AHIS 246 –  Progressivism
AHIS 266 – History of New York State

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Yuriy Malikov, PhD
Associate Professor of History
230 Netzer
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3364
Email: Yuriy.Malikov@oneonta.edu

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Dr. Malikov received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2006. He also studied at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. He teaches and researches Modern Russian, Central Asian and European History, the History of Empire, and Borderlands and Nationalism Studies.

Publications

Books

Tsars, Cossacks, and Nomads: The Formation of a Borderland Culture in Northern Kazakhstan in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 2011)


Colonial and Post-colonial Central Asia: A Primary Source Reader. Book manuscript under consideration by Indiana University Press

Articles

   “Nationality Policies of the State and the Ethnonationalism of Minorities: The Case Study of the Siberian Cossacks in Kazakhstan” article to be completed by December 2012
“[We are] the Kinsmen of Great Stalin”: Survival Strategies of Chechen-Ingush Exiles in Northern Kazakhstan, 1944-1949.” Paper under consideration by Journal of Genocide Research
“Captives of Ideology: The Depiction of Cossack – Kazakh Relations in Russian, Soviet, and Kazakhstani Historiographies.” Paper under consideration by Europe-Asia Studies
“The Kenesary Kasymov Rebellion (1837 – 1847): A National-Liberation Movement or a ‘Protest of Restoration’?” Nationalities Papers, vol. 33, no. 4, December 2005, pp. 569-597
“Reforma vysshei shkoly: Vzgliad iz-za okeana” (“Reformation of the University System [in Kazakhstan]: A Look from across the Ocean”), Zvezda Priirtysh’ia, no. 79, June 19, 2008, p. 5
“Chem Kazakhstan mozhet udivit’ amerikantsa?” (“What would an American Find Strange in Kazakhstan?”), Gorodskaia Nedelia, no. 31, August 11, 2010, p. 12

Chapters

“Disadvantaged Neophytes of the Privileged Religion: Why Did Not Kazakhs Become Christians?” in N. Pianciola, P. Sartori, eds., Religion and Society in Central Eurasia: Towards a Religious History of the Kazakh Steppe (16th-20th Centuries) (Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2012)

Selected courses taught

History of Tsarist Russia (EHIS 223)
History of Soviet Russia (WHIS 224)
History of Modern Central Asia (WHIS 293)
Nations and Nationalism (WHIS 294)
The Making of the Modern World (HIST 120)
Individual Studies Course “Post Soviet Nationality Politics” (HIST 399)
Junior Seminar on Historical Methods “Exploring Frontier History” (HIST 290)
Senior Seminar on Comparative Frontiers “Cossacks and Cowboys: Russian and American Frontiers in Comparative Perspective” (HIST 300)

 

Danny Noorlander, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
233 Netzer SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3253
E-mail: Danny.Noorlander@oneonta.edu


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Danny Noorlander received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 2011. After teaching for two years at Beloit College in Wisconsin, he accepted a position at SUNY Oneonta in 2013. He specializes in European expansion, the Dutch empire, colonial America, and the Atlantic world. In his current research Dr. Noorlander is studying the intersection of religion and business in the seventeenth-century Dutch West India Company.

Publications

Books

Heaven’s Wrath: The Protestant Reformation and the Dutch West India Company in the Atlantic World, 1621-1674 (in progress)

Articles

“‘For the maintenance of the true religion’: Calvinism and the Directors of the Dutch West India Company,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 44, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 73-95

Chapters

Two translations: “An African (and Dutch) Triumph in Angola” and “Cardinal de la Cueva to his Majesty, Brussels,” in Major Problems in Atlantic History, eds. Alison Games and Adam Rothman (Houghton Mifflin, 2008), 104-105, 109-110

Encyclopedia entries & reviews

Review essay: Els Stronks, Negotiating Differences: Word, Image and Religion in the Dutch Republic (Brill, 2011), and Joke Spaans, Graphic Satire and Religious Change: The Dutch Republic, 1676-1707 (Brill, 2011), in Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture 82, no. 2 (June 2013): 457-460

Selected Courses Taught


AHIS 200 – The Atlantic World
AHIS 240 – Colonial America
AHIS 241 – The American Revolution
HIST 144 – U.S. History to 1877

 

Kathleen K. O'Mara, PhD
Professor of History
310B Milne Library
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820                        
Phone: (607) 436-2593
Email: Kathleen.OMara@oneonta.edu

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Dr. Kathleen O'Mara received her Ph.D. in African History from Columbia University in 1986. Her primary areas of teaching and research are African and Near Eastern history and within those fields her research has focused on urban history and the economic and cultural history of Islamic West and North Africa. She also studied at the Bourguiba Institute, Université de Tunis, taught at the Université d'Alger, Faculté des Arts et Sciences Humaines, and was a Fulbright Fellow in Egypt. She has published on Saharan Studies, particularly on the Sultanate of Ahïr (Niger), African urban history, and sexuality and gender, especially on emergent lgbtiq social networks and communities in West Africa. In addition she researches and publishes on the impact of neoliberal managerialism in US and global higher education, especially on “diversity.” Her other professional activities have included two decades as editor of Praxis: Gender & Cultural Critiques (formerly Phoebe), expert testimony (pro bono) in lgbtiq West African asylum applications in NY, NJ & CA, and consultant on West African economic and community development, e.g., World Bank (Washington D.C.) and local NGOs in West Africa, e.g., BBUD, SSSJE, QAYN. As internship coordinator for the Africana & Latino Studies Dept. she has successfully placed students with varied NGOs and QUANGOs in West Africa. This is in addition to conducting courses in Ghana annually since 2005.   Office- 310B Milne Library. Phone: 607-436-2593. Email: omarakk@oneonta.edu.

Recent publications:

Queering Paradigms III: Queer Impact and Practices. (Oxford & Bern: Peter Lang, 2013) co-edited with Liz Morrish.

Book Chapters:

“Kodjo Besia, Supi, Yags & Eagles: Being Tacit Subjects in Contemporary Ghana,” Toyin Falola & Nana Akua Amponsah, eds. In Women, Gender and Sexualities in Africa (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic).

“Making Community and Claiming Sexual Citizenship in Contemporary Ghana,” Sybille N. Nyeck & Marc Epprecht eds., in Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory, and Citizenship (McGill-Queens University Press, 2013).

“Tacit Understandings: claiming non-normative citizenship in Ghana,” in  Queering Paradigms II: Interrogating Agendas, Burkhard Scherer & Matthew Ball, eds. (Oxford & Bern: Peter Lang, 2011).

Articles:

“Diversity, Queers and Minoritized Groups in the Neoliberal Academy: discourse matters,” co-authored with Liz Morrish, Journal of Homosexuality, Vol. 58, 6-7( Summer, 2011).

Frequently Offered Courses:

104- Intro to African History 281-Islamic Society to 1800 215-Modern Middle East and North Africa 219-Sexualities in Africa since 1800 274-Gender and Power in Africa 292-The City in African History

Curriculum Vitae - O'Mara

William M. Simons, DA
Professor of History; President UUP of Oneonta
232 Netzer
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 436-3498
Email: William.Simons@oneonta.edu

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Dr. William Simons received his DA from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1977. He specialises on US social and Intellectual History, Ethnic History, American Family History and Sports History. Dr. Simons teaches several American history courses from introductory U.S. history offerings to the capstone seminars for junior and senior history majors. Recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and a Phi Beta Kappa key, he teaches courses that examine the Jazz Age, New Deal and Great Depression, Sport, Family, 1960, and other areas. Active in College and Community service, often in collaboration with students, he continues to organize and participate in flood relief, charitable food serving and delivery, collection drives, and legislative advocacy for SUNY. His many articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in books, academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. Chair of the College Academic Excellence Committee, Dr. Simons enjoys bringing history to the public and delivers numerous lecture/discussion presentations to public schools, athletic groups, libraries, retirement communities, clubs, and historical societies, often under the sponsorship of the Speakers in the Humanities, New York Council for the Humanities. Dr. Simons is the Oneonta Chapter President of United University Professions, the labor union that represents campus faculty and professionals, as well as the managing editor of The Sentinel.  An avid canoeist, he enjoys paddling on the river with his partner Nancy.
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Dr. Simons is also the Director and Editor of The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. The Symposium, an annual three-day conference of leading academic baseball scholars from multiple disciplines, has met annually since 1989. Co-sponsored by SUNY College at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Symposium, under the leadership of Dr. Simons and Jim Gates, Librarian, National Baseball Hall of Fame, has played a significant role in opening opportunities for women in field of baseball studies. Drawing from selected papers presentations at the Symposium, Dr. Simons has edited eight books examining baseball and the American culture.

 

Publications

For a link to some of Dr. Simons publications, click on the following:
http://oneontauup.org/assets/files/Sentinel/sentinel112012.pdf Presidential Election: 2012


http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/JSH/JSH1985/JSH1201/jsh1201e.pdf Jackie Robinson and the integration of America and its national pastime

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4467164?uid=3739832&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21101418305861 Jewish standard bearer Hank Greenberg

http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/JSH/JSH1986/JSH1303/jsh1303d.pdf
Abel Kiviat and the 1912 Olympics

http://oneontauup.org/assets/files/Sentinel/sentinel092012.pdf Memorial Day on the River: see pages 23-24

http://oneontauup.org/assets/files/Sentinel/sentinel102011.pdf Flood relief: see pages 5-7

Selected courses taught

AHIS 247 – Jazz Age and the New Deal
AHIS 258 – Athletics, Society and History
AHIS 285 – History of the American Family
HIST 144 – U.S. History I

 

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