Dr. Lori CluneLori Clune

Associate Professor
& Social Science Credential Advisor

Office: Social Science 129A

Email: lclune@csufresno.edu

Office phone: 278-8895

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.

“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.

Op-ed essays for History News Network and numerous book reviews for H-Diplo and the Journal of Cold War Studies.

Courses Offered:


American History from 1877
Trials of the Century
Colonial Americas
U.S. - Latin American Diplomacy
United States and Vietnam
United States during the Cold War


Methods & Materials for Social Science Educators
Cold War America
U.S. Since 1877

Work in Progress:

Reading and Writing History in the Common Core 6-12th Grade Classroom, manuscript for pre-service and practicing teachers, in progress with my colleague Lisa Bennett. 

I am also exploring several projects including: the political activism and passport issues of Paul Robeson; the presidential management style of Dwight Eisenhower; America during the Korean War; and the politics of Kermit the Frog.