Dr. John FarrellJohn P. Farrell


Office Location:
Social Science 106 

Email: jfarrell@csufresno.edu

Office phone: 559.278.6237

Ph.D. – University of California, Davis (2004)
M.A. – California State University, Fresno (1995)
B.A. – California State University, Fresno (1991)

Fall 2020 Courses

History 9 - Russian/Eurasian Civilizations MWF 9:00-9:50 am
History 12 - American History from 1877 to Present MWF 1:00-1:50 pm
History 12 - American History from 1877 to Present MWF 2:00-2:50 pm
History 132 - Revolutionary Europe MWF 10:00-10:50am


Research/Teaching Interests:

Historical and Cultural Preservation; Memory Studies; 20th Century Russia; Politics of Culture

Select Publications:

Book review (forthcoming) in Canadian Journal of History on The Minsk Ghetto 1941-43: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism, by Barbara Epstein. (UC Press, 2008)

Book review in Canadian Journal of History, Vol. XLII, winter 2007, 518f, on Suicide and the Body Politic in Imperial Russia, by Susan K. Morrissey. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Contributor, Whitters, Mark F., Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, eds. The Encyclopedia of World History. New York: Golson Books, "Golden Bull, 1356"

(forthcoming) Contributor, Del Testa, David, et al. Global History: Cultural Encounters from Antiquity to the Present. 4 vols. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2004. "The Cold War," "The Modernization of Turkey," "The Ecumenical Movement," "The Soviet Union and the Communist International."

Contributor, Millar, James. Encyclopedia of Russian History. 4 vols. New York: MacMillan, 2003. "Dmitrii Sergeevich Likhachev," "Ilya Grigorievich Ehrenburg."

Conference Papers:

"Local Memory Sites as National Memory in a Soviet Setting," at "Memory from Transdisciplinary Perspectives: Agency, Practices, Mediations," conference at the Research Center of Culture and Communication, University of Tartu, Estonia, January 11-14, 2007.

"Organizing Memory: Historical and Cultural Preservation Organs after Stalin," AAASS National Convention, 2006, Washington, D.C.

"Professional Architects: Historical and Cultural Preservationists and Identity after Stalin," AAASS National Convention, 2003, Toronto, Canada.

"Monuments, Memory, and Modernism: The Significance of Russian National Monuments in a Soviet Setting," 12th Annual Front Range Symposium in Art History, 2003, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

"Social Memory in a Monumental Soviet Context," 7th Annual UC Irvine History and Theory Conference, 2003, Irvine, California.

"When the Local is the Center: Moscow Intelligenty and the All-Russian Society for the Preservation of Monuments," AAASS National Convention, 2002, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"Theorizing Social Memory," Conference on Modern History in Global Perspective: Rethinking Orientalism, Colonialism, and Identity, 1998, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California.

Courses Offered:

  • US History to 1877
  • US History from 1865
  • Western Civilization 1500 to Present
  • Modern European Intellectual History
  • 20th Century Europe
  • Historical Research and Methods