Sheila Curran Bernard

Sheila Curran Bernard

Associate Professor & Director of the Public History Program
Department of History


Social Science 060D

MFA Goddard College

Sheila Curran Bernard


Undergraduate Courses:

HIS/DOC 224: Narrative and Historical Media

HIS/DOC 227: Civil Rights: A Documentary Approach

HIS/DOC 335: History and Theory of the Documentary Film

HIS 290/390: Topics in U.S. History

DOC 290/390: Topics in Documentary Studies

HIS/DOC 412: Readings Practicum in Nonfiction Media Storytelling

DOC 450: Documentary Studies Seminar and Fieldwork Practicum

Graduate Courses:

HIS 500: Practicum/Writing the Successful Proposal

HIS 501: Introduction to Public History

HIS 602: Readings in Visual Media and Culture

HIS 605: Readings in the History and Theory of Historical Documentary Filmmaking

HIS 607: Seminar and Practicum in History and Media

HIS 612 (as 530): Readings Practicum in Historical Media Storytelling

HIS 642: Readings in Culture and Society

Current Research Interests:

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning writer, filmmaker, and consultant; 2021-22 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award, working on a book under contract with Cambridge University Press. Teaching interests include19th and 20th century U.S. history, public history, documentary, and historical narrative.