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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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, sexuality, and family.  American empire, as a political project and a lived experience, is a focal point of the course. Because the class is an introductory history course, I spend a lot of time discussing the craft and methods of history. Students are encouraged to think about how political and economic changes trickle into the lives of ordinary people in complex and contingent ways.

In this class of roughly 50 students I intersperse short to medium-length lectures with guided group analyses of primary sources. 

Over the course of the semester, students complete two research papers. These papers give students the chance to select a primary source from a curated list and use library resources to find relevant secondary sources. The most critical aspect of these papers is that students are tasked with developing an original, focused, and historical question to guide their research. This is, they learn, the work of a historian.