Carl Bon Tempo
Ph.D., University of Virginia
M.A., University of Virginia
B.A., Georgetown University
109B Social Science
Phone: (518) 442-5368
Fax: (518) 442-5301
United States History since the Civil War
Public Policy in Modern America
Public Policy in Modern America-Honors College
Who is an American? National Identity in the 20th Century United States
The United States at War, 1861-1945
Roosevelt to Reagan: U.S. Political History, 1932-1988
Contemporary American History
America in the 1970s
Cold War America
Who is an American?
Research Seminar in United States and International History
Human Rights, the United States, and International History
The Cold War at Home and Abroad
Public Policy and Politics of the New Deal Era
Current Research Interests:
I am interested in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students who would like to study and research 20th century United States political and public policy history. Additionally, I will supervise projects that explore the links between domestic political history and America’s role in the world. Because of my own research agenda, I am happy to work with students interested in the histories of refugees, immigration, and human rights.
In recent years, I have worked with graduate students studying under Prof. Hamm, Prof. Smith Howard, Prof. Fogarty, Prof. Kizenko, Prof. Gauss, and Prof. White.
Most Recent Publication:
Americans at the Gate: The United States and Refugees during the Cold War, Princeton University Press, “Politics and Society in the Twentieth-Century America”.
“American Exceptionalism and Modern Immigration History in the United States” in Jamey Carson and Sylvia Soderlind, eds., American Exceptionalisms, Albany NY: SUNY Press.
“Between Foreign and Domestic: History and the Making of Refugee Policy,” Working Paper, Center for Immigration Studies, University of California at San Diego (July 2014).
“Human Rights and the Republican Party in the 1970s,” The Breakthrough: Human Rights in the 1970s, Samuel Moyn and Jan Eckel, eds. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).
“Refugees,” Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration, ed. Elliott Barkan (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013.)
“From the Center-Right: Freedom House and Human Rights in the 1970s and 1980s,” The Human Rights Revolution: An International History, eds. Petra Goedde and William Hitchcock (New York: Oxford University Press, January 2012.)
Full Curriculum Vitae
Carl Bon Tempo, Americans at the Gate: The United States and Refugees During the Cold War
Carl Bon Tempo, “From the Center-Right: Freedom House and Human Rights in the 1970s and 1980s,” The Human Rights Revolution: An International History, eds. Petra Goedde and William Hitchcock (New York: Oxford University Press, January 2012.)
Carl Bon Tempo, “American Exceptionalism and Modern Immigration History in the United States,” Jamey Carson and Sylvia Soderlind, eds., American Exceptionalisms (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, December, 2011.)
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