CSHM Advisory Committee and Staff
The Center is pleased to have an interdisciplinary committee of faculty members to develop new project initiatives and grant proposals:
Jeffrey Gould is the Rudy Professor, Department of History, and former director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He is recognized a specialist on Central American social movements, ethnic conflicts and political violence He has taught on these subjects and published widely in academic journals. His research interests include Central America, social movements, and ethnic relations.
Anne Pyburn is a professor in the Department of Anthropology, director of the Center for Archaeology in the Public Interest, director of the Chau Hiix Project, Belize, and principal investigator in the MATRIX Project. Her research interests include archaeology, settlement patterns, Maya, gender, ethics, and archaeology and social context.
John Lucaites is a professor in the Department of Communication and Culture and Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, with responsibility for Undergraduate Education. His research concerns the relationship between rhetoric and social/political theory and focuses on the critique and reconstruction of liberal-democracy as it manifests itself in the socio-political practices of late modern U.S. public culture.
Keith Barton is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education. He specializes in teaching and learning social studies, the history of the social studies curriculum, and research methods for investigating education in the content areas. His research focuses on students’ understanding of history, and he has conducted several studies with children and adolescents in Northern Ireland, New Zealand, and the United States.
Eric Sandweiss is the Carmony Chair in the Department of History and editor of the Indiana Magazine of History. His research interests include cultural landscape studies, urban history, architecture, visual culture, public history and museums, American popular music, and Indiana history.
Edward Linenthal is a professor in the Department of History, adjunct professor in American Studies, and editor of the Journal of American History. His research interests include public history; war, genocide, and memory; American religious history; and Holocaust studies.
Jeffrey Veidlinger is Professor of History, Alvin H. Rosenfeld Chair in Jewish Studies and Director of the Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University. His first book, The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage, won a National Jewish Book Award, the Barnard Hewitt Award for Theatre Scholarship, and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. He teaches courses in Jewish History and Russian History.
John McDowell is a professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and editor of the Journal of Folklore Research Reviews. His research interests include speech play and verbal art; the corrido of Greater Mexico; music, myth, and cosmology in the Andes; commemoration; folklorization; ethnopoetics; Latin America; and the United States.
The Center has two co-directors and an assistant director as its core staff to develop projects, create grant proposals, and train graduate students in oral history and memory studies:
John Bodnar is Chancellor's Professor in the Department of History. His research interests are modern United States history, social history, and cultural history. He is currently writing a book entitled, “Virtue and Violence: Remembering World War II in American Culture.” His course offerings for graduate students deal with twentieth century political culture in the United States. His undergraduate courses include a survey of U.S. history since the Civil War, a seminar on the 1930s, and “Elvis, Dylan and Postwar America,” which covers the 1950s and 1960s.
Daniel James is Bernardo Mendel Professor in the Department of History. He is also affiliated with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. His research interests include Latin American labor history; modern Latin American social history; memory and oral history; Argentina and Southern Cone.
Barbara Truesdell is the assistant director of the Center for the Study of History and Memory. Her Ph.D. is in Folklore and American Studies. She administers all aspects of the Center's research projects and oversees the Center's growing archive of oral history interviews. She teaches a class on oral history theory and methodology for the Department of Information and Library Science in the School of Informatics and Computing. She has been a member of the IU Bloomington Human Subjects Committee since 2008.