Laura Wittern-Keller

Laura Wittern-Keller
Lecturer
History

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Social Science 60E
Education

BA in history, State University of New York at Albany, 1973

MA in history, the Pennsylvania State University, 1980

PhD in history, University at Albany, 2003

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About

Laura Wittern-Keller is twice a UAlbany alum; first as an undergraduate and second, as a doctoral recipient. Returning to UAlbany in 2007, she has taught U.S. legal and constitutional history, urban history, and the Civil War era. She also often teaches the senior research seminar. She has written two books—Freedom of the Screen: Legal Challenges to State Film Censorship (2008) and The Miracle Case: Film Censorship and the Supreme Court (co-authored with cultural historian Raymond J. Haberski, Jr), as well as book chapters in Silencing Cinema (2013) and Hollywood and the Law (2015), and she served as on-air consultant to the documentary Sickies Making Films (2018).