Dr. Lori Clune

Lori Clune
Associate Professor

Office: Social Science 128

Email: lclune@csufresno.edu

Office phone: 278-8895

Education:
PhD - U.C. Davis (2010)
MA - New York University
BA - Purchase College

Research/Teaching Interests:

Cold War America, McCarthyism, Espionage, Propaganda, Psychological Warfare, U.S. Diplomatic History, Teaching History

Select Publications:

Executing the Rosenbergs: Death and Diplomacy in a Cold War World, (NY: Oxford University Press, 2016), ISBN: 978-0190265885, paperback April 2019.

“How Donald Trump Could Use His Pardon Power for Good,” Made by History, The Washington Post, 19 June 2018.

“Waging War with Words, 1945-1963” in Christopher Dietrich, ed., A Companion to U.S. Foreign Relations, Colonial Era to the Present (Mass: Wiley Blackwell, in production for 2019).

“Red Scare at Home and Abroad: The Rosenberg Case,” in Vernon Pedersen and Katherine Sibley, eds., One Hundred Years of American  Communism (under consideration).

“David Greenglass,” entry in Susan Ware, ed., American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).

“Political Ideology and Activism to 1966” in Andrew L. Johns, ed., A Companion to Ronald Reagan (Mass: Wiley Blackwell, 2014), ISBN: 978-1-11-860777-0.

“What Died with Ethel and Julius Rosenberg?  Losing Hearts and Minds in 1950s Latin America,” in Avital Bloch and Rosario Rodriguez, eds., The Cold War: North America and Latin America, 1945-1970 / La Guerra Fria y las Americas, 1945-1970 (Mexico: University of Colima Press, 2013), Spanish translation, ISBN: 978-607-424-407-6.

“Great Importance World-Wide: Presidential Decision-Making and the Executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg,” American Communist History, Volume 10, Issue 3, December 2011.

Additional opinion essays for History News Network, and numerous book reviews for H-Diplo and the Journal of Cold War Studies.

Courses Offered:

Undergraduate:

American History from 1877
Trials of the Century
U.S. in the Twentieth Century World
Colonial Americas
U.S. - Latin American Diplomacy
U.S. and Cuba (taught with William Skuban)
United States and Vietnam
United States during the Cold War

Graduate:

From cold war to Cold War
Cold War America
Global Cold War
U.S. Since 1877

Work in Progress:

I am working on several projects including: a history of the American experience in the Korean War; an exploration of Cold War propaganda; shorter pieces concerning the activism and passport issues of Paul Robeson, and the political life and legacy of Kermit the Frog.

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