Dr. Lori CluneLori Clune


Office Location:
Social Sciences 128

Email: lclune@csufresno.edu

Office phone: 278-8895

Ph.D. - U.C. Davis (2010)
MA - New York University
BA - Purchase College

Spring 2020 Courses

History 12 - American History from 1877

MWF 11:00-11:50 am, SS110

History 12 - American History from 1877 MWF 12:00-12:50 pm, SS110
History 174 - U.S. History 1914-1945 MWF 2:00-2:50pm, SS110
History 230T - Cold War Tuesday nights 6:00-8:50 pm SS110


Research/Teaching Interests:

Cold War America, McCarthyism, Espionage, Propaganda, Psychological Warfare, U.S. Diplomatic History, Twentieth Century, U.S. 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).

“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.

Additional opinion 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
  • The U.S. in the Twentieth-Century World
  • Colonial Americas
  • U.S. - Latin American Diplomacy
  • U.S. and Cuba (taught with William Skuban)
  • The United States and Vietnam
  • The United States during the Cold War
  • The U.S.: 1914-1945


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

Work in Progress:
I am working on several projects including a history of the American experience in the Korean War, the history of the video game industry, and the political life and legacy of Kermit the Frog.