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

Evan Turiano


Doctoral Candidate, History


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Evan Turiano


Doctoral Candidate, History


Curriculum vitae

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


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About


Evan Turiano is a Doctoral Candidate in History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. He has taught U.S. History at Queens College, CUNY since 2017.

His research examines political and legal battles over fugitive slaves and their role in the coming of the Civil War. His dissertation, "Running Toward Abolition," examines how fugitive slaves forced change in courtrooms and electoral politics from before the Revolution into the first years of the Civil War.

Turiano has received fellowships from the Nau Center for Civil War History, the Massachusetts Historical Society,  the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, and the Colonial Dames of America.

Academic Publications


Underground Railroad


Evan Turiano


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



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Projects


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


 My dissertation argues that runaway slaves revealed situations where the Constitution could not regulate conflicts between the states and the federal government. Antislavery activists capitalized on these gray areas to create an antislavery legal theo...


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Courses


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...


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Other 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