Letter from the Chair
Kathryn J Oberdeck
Associate Professor of History
African American Studies
Associate Professor of Center for African Studies
Office HoursFall 2012: Thurs. 1:15 to 3:00 pm and by appointement
Areas of Specialization
U.S. 19th and 20th century intellectual and cultural history
Specializations / Research Interest(s)
- US 19th and 20th Century Cultural and Intellectual History, Working-class history, Histories of space and place, Comparative U.S. and South African History
- Ph.D. American Studies, Yale University, 1991
- B.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley 1981
- Fall 2012: History 172, US History Since 1877
- The Evangelist and the Impresario: Religion, Entertainment, and Cultural Politics in America,1884-1914 . . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
- Oberdeck, Kathryn J., and Frank T. Higbie. ""Labour and Popular Print Culture"." Oxford History of Popular Print . . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
- "“Competing Geographies of Welfare Capitalism and its Workers: Kohler Village and the Spatial Politics of Planned Company Towns” ." Handbook of Employment and Society: Working Space . . Ed. Andrew Herrod, Susan McGrath-Champ, and Al Rainnie. Edward Elgar, 2010.
- ""Archives of the Unbuilt Environment: Documents and Discourses of Imagined Space in Twentieth Century Kohler, Wisconsin,." Archive Stories: Evidence, Experience, History. . Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.
- Oberdeck, Kathryn J. "“Of Tubs and Toil: Kohler Workers in an Empire of Hygiene, 1920-2000” ." International Review of Social History 55 (2010): 447-483.