Evan Turiano


Doctoral Candidate, History


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Evan Turiano


Doctoral Candidate, History


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eturiano​@gradcenter​.cuny​.edu

PhD Program in History


The Graduate Center, City University of New York


PhD Program in History
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Evan Turiano


Doctoral Candidate, History


eturiano​@gradcenter​.cuny​.edu

PhD Program in History


The Graduate Center, City University of New York


PhD Program in History
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016



About


Evan Turiano is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He researches nineteenth-century United States History, with a focus on slavery, politics and law. His dissertation, “Running toward Abolition: Fugitive Slaves, Legal Rights, and the Coming of the Civil War” tells the story of political battles over the legal rights of African Americans accused of being fugitive slaves from before the American Revolution through the onset of the Civil War. These conflicts cut to the heart of questions of slavery, citizenship, and property that defined the sectional conflict. The battle for due process rights offered Black Americans—free and enslaved—the chance to influence change in legal and political channels from which they were formally excluded.
Evan is also a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. He leads seminars for faculty members preparing their courses for “Writing Intensive” designation. He facilitates discussions of curriculum and assignment design, in-class writing, promoting student research, and evaluation techniques, all with a particular eye to the needs and goals of community college students. He also works directly with LaGuardia students as a tutor in the Writing Center.

 Evan has designed and taught a range of U.S. History courses at Queens College, CUNY since 2017. His teaching is guided by the principle that history is a series of ongoing debates which students should be introduced to and in which they should be invited to participate.
 Aside from his scholarly work, Evan’s public writing has appeared in venues including Jacobin and the Queens Daily Eagle. Along with history, he writes on contemporary politics, education policy, and New York City. Evan has received fellowships from the City University of New York, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the University of Virginia Nau Center for Civil War History, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, and the Colonial Dames of America.

Publications


Underground Railroad


Evan Turiano


Race and Ethnicity from Pre-contact to Present, ABC-Clio, 2019


Projects


Running Toward Abolition: Fugitive Slaves, Legal Rights, and the Coming of the Civil War


Over the last two decades, historians have reexamined the Underground Railroad and its relationship to the national debate over slavery. Scholars have demonstrated that enslaved people seized freedom by the thousands each year, found community in citie...

Courses


Fugitive Slaves: Fighting for Freedom in the Courts


Queens College, Hist. 288 (Law, Crime & Society in U.S. History)


I will teach this course as instructor of record in spring 2021 to 30 students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the course will be taught fully online.This course is a section of “Law, Crime, and Society in United States History,” a 200-level course that ...


The New Nation, 1800-1850


Queens College, Hist. 260


I taught this course as the instructor of record in fall 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the course was offered fully online to 30 students.Students read three books over the course of the semester: Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave, Claudio Sa...


Writing In the Disciplines (WID) Faculty Seminar


LaGuardia Community College


I co-taught this seminar twice during the 2020-2021 academic year to faculty members in a range of disciplines, from education to fine arts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar took place fully online. The seminar is designed for faculty members ...


American History, 1607-1865


Queens College, Hist. 103


This course, which I have taught six times as the instructor of record, is an introductory survey of American history through the Civil War. The class covers a range of themes, including politics, economics, gender, family, war, and social movements. T...


American History, 1865-present


Queens College, Hist. 104


This course, which I taught in spring 2018 as the instructor of record, is an introductory survey of American history from Reconstruction through the present day. The class covers topics including politics, economics, activism, technology, race, gender...

Pages


Public Writing


In addition to my scholarly work, I write articles and op-eds about politics, education, history, and New York City for a variety of national and local publications