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February 2019

Wine and Cheese Professional Workshop: Navigating the Academic Job Market

February 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

What comes next upon graduation? What resources does the History department provide for that challenge? How have other historians achieved their “dream job” as university professors?   If these questions have crossed your mind, join us for a night of wine and delicious treats as professors Carol Lansing, Cheryl Jimenez Frei and Utathya Chattopadhyaya tell us about their experiences in job placement, give input about the current state of the job market, and share their stories in getting tenure-track positions.…

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April 2019

Talk by Lily Geismer, Claremont McKenna College. “‘The Perfect Model for the 1990s’: Community Development Banking, Market-Based Solutions, and Democratic Neoliberalism”

April 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Geismer is currently working on her second book, Doing Good: the Democrats and Neoliberalism from the War on Poverty to the Clinton Foundation. She is co-editor of Shaped by the State: Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century (2019) and author of Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party (2015) You can find a copy of the paper Professor Geismer will present here.

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May 2019

Talk by James T. Sparrow, University of Chicago. “Boundaries of the Firm, State, and Nation: the Problem of Public Utility in the American Century.”

May 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sparrow is the author of Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government (2011) and co-editor of Boundaries of the State in US History (2015). His current projects include Sovereign Discipline: the American Extraterritorial State in the Atomic Age and New Leviathan: Rethinking Sovereignty and Political Agency after Total War. 

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Talk by Doug Genens, UCSB: “From Farm to Tourist Trap: Tourism as a Rural Development Strategy”

May 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Genens, a PhD candidate in the UCSB department of history, is writing a dissertation on the varieties of rural development in the United States after World War II.

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October 2019

Colin Gordon, “Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs”

October 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
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As part of the The Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy‘s “The Political Economy of Racial Inequality” Fall Quarter speaker series, Colin Gordon (History, University of Iowa) will present “Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs.” Gordon is an historian of US public policy, political economy, and urban history. He is the author of Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (2008), Dead on Arrival: The Politics of Health in Twentieth…

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