Alexander Benjamin Craghead holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He also completed an MS in Architecture at Berkeley, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Marylhurst University. His research focuses on the intersection of technology, representation, and landscape, and he has written extensively about urban renewal, city planning, transportation technologies and photography. Additionally, he is a curator, photographer, essayist, and public historian whose work has appeared in several regional and national publications, notably Boom: A Journal of California, California History, Railroad […]
Sarah Gold McBride specializes in the social and cultural history of the nineteenth-century United States. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in History from UC Berkeley, and taught in Berkeley’s History Department for two years before joining the American Studies faculty. She is also a co-founder of The Teaching History Conference. Dr. Gold McBride’s first book, Whiskerology, is under contract with Harvard University Press. Read more about Dr. Gold McBride’s teaching and research on her website.
Christine Palmer holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She also completed a Master’s in Anthropology at UC Berkeley and an AB in Romance Languages and Literatures at Princeton University. Palmer’s research and teaching focus on the interplay between race, visual culture, literature, and cultural memory in twentieth-century popular and mass culture. Recent course offerings include: American Media and Culture since WWII; James Baldwin’s America, 1953-74; The Future Then: Imagining American Tomorrows; “I’ll Be There for You”: Friendship in America (co-taught with Sarah Gold McBride); Love, […]
Michael Mark Cohen was born in Denver, Colorado, the child of two public school teachers. He holds a BA in History from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University (2004). He is currently an Associate Teaching Professor at UCB with a joint appointment in American Studies and African American Studies. His general research and teaching areas cover the cultural and political history of the United States from the Civil War to the Present. Areas of emphasis include racial capitalism and racial formations in the […]