Kenneth L. Kusmer
U.S. Social, Race and Ethnicity, Recent America, Media and Society
Kenneth L. Kusmer (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Professor of History at Temple University, has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, as Bancroft Professor of History at the University of Goettingen, Germany, and as a Fulbright Lecturer at University of Genoa and University of Roma Tre (Rome). He has published extensively on race, ethnicity, poverty and the media in American history, including most recently Down and Out, On the Road: The Homeless in American History, and co-edited African American Urban History since World War II. Professor Kusmer teaches a wide variety of courses, including modern American social history, race and ethnicity in American history, recent US history, and US history through film, and, at the graduate level, courses on American social history of the industrial era (1865-1945) and post-industrial era (1945-present) and the research seminar on US social history. These courses provide a broad overview of fundamental structural changes that have transformed American life since the mid-19th century, focusing on issues involving class, race, ethnicity, gender, and technology. More information, including a complete list of PhD and MA graduates who worked with Professor Kusmer, can be found on his web page.