Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism
NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, July 11-31, 2010
Edward Carmines is the Warner O. Chapman Professor and Rudy Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center on American Politics and Research Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University (CCIU). He has published research on public opinion, party identification, political behavior, and research methodology in the top journals of the discipline including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and The Journal of Politics. He is the author or co-author of seven books and more than 75 articles and book chapters. He is currently working on two book projects, one with Jessica Gerrity and Michael Wagner focusing on public attitudes toward Congress, and the other with co-authors J. Merrill Shanks, Henry Brady, and Douglas Strand about the importance of issues in the 2004 election. Professor Carmines has won the university’s AMOCO Distinguished Award for Teaching.
John Bodnar is Chancellor’s Professor of History, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of History and Memory, and Director of the Institute of Advanced Study at Indiana University. His teaching and research focus on twentieth century America and how it has been recalled and remembered in the United States and other nations. An author of five books as well
as many articles, his most recent book is Blue-Collar Hollywood: Liberalism, Democracy and Working People in America, published by John Hopkins University Press in 2003. His current research investigates the cultural, political, and epistemological dimensions of the American remembrance of World War II or how the “good war” became “good.” He has published several articles on this project and in 2005 was awarded a senior fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for this work. Professor Bodnar won the Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of History in 1997.
Carl Weinberg will serve as the principal instructor for the labor movement section of our institute. Weinberg, who has taught history at the college level for a dozen years, currently works at the Organization of American Historians editing the OAH Magazine of History. It is one of the premier publications on the teaching of history on both the secondary and university levels. He is the author of Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners and World War I (2005) as well as articles and essays on the role of the labor movement in American history.
Jeffrey Ogbar will teach the civil rights section of our institute. Ogbar is Associate Professor in the Department of History and Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Ogbar studies black nationalism and radical social protest, as well as the intersections of politics and Black popular culture. In early 2003, Prof. Ogbar published his edited book, The Civil Rights Movement, which is part of Houghton Mifflin's "Problems in American Civilization" series.He has also published Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identify (2004) and Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap (2007).
Jennifer Maher will be responsible for the section of our institute that focuses on the women’s movement. Professor Maher is in the Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, and is the author of articles, essays and reviews that deal with the women’s movement, feminism, and contemporary women writers. Her most recent essay was published in the NYU Press anthology Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture (2004) and her most recent work of fiction was published in Seal Press' Secrets and Confidences: The Complicated Truth about Women's Friendships (2005). She is currently at work on a larger project focused on representations of the teacher-student relationship in popular culture for which she has received two Kinsey Research grants.
Lynn R. Nelson is an associate professor of Social Studies Education at Purdue University. He recently co-authored two books that are concerned with history education, States’ Rights and American Federalism, Greenwood Press (1999) and Engagement in Teaching History: Methods for Middle and Secondary School Teaching (2005); the Second Edition was published in 2008. He served on the committee that wrote the Indiana Social Studies Standards; he is the author of the United States History Standards (2006) for Indiana Professor Nelson is a specialist on the teaching of history and civic education on the secondary level in the United States, and he will help our participants integrate the institute’s content into their classrooms.