Name: Dr. Steven Garabedian
Title: Assistant Professor, History
Office Location: Fontaine 322
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2222
Degrees Held:

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
American Studies, 2004

B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, California
American Studies, 1994


In addition to my regular teaching, I am also Internship Coordinator for History/Public History/American Studies. Any and all prospective students and offsite internship placement directors should feel free to contact me at the above office extension or email address.

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Public History
American History to 1877
American History Since 1877
America Since 1945
Themes in Modern History
Rock 'n' Roll History of the U.S.
Radical Music and Politics from Roosevelt to Reagan
Blues History and Blues Poetry (Honors Seminar)
Change and Resistance in the Hudson Valley (Honors Seminar)


U.S. cultural, social, intellectual, and public history
music and leftwing radicalism
historical documentary film
African American vernacular expression and white interpretive traditions


Reds, Whites, and the Blues: Lawrence Gellert, Blues Protest, and the Cultural Politics of White Denial.
University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming.

"Reds, Whites, and the Blues: Lawrence Gellert, 'Negro Songs of Protest,' and the Leftwing Folksong Revival of the 1930s and 1940s," American Quarterly 57 (March 2005).

"Blues Testimony and Black Agency," Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy (Spring 2006).

Review of A Race of Singers: Whitman's Working-Class Hero From Guthrie to Springsteen, by Bryan K. Garman, XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics 9 (Fall 2001): 114 - 17.


National Council on Public History
Organization of American Historians
American Historical Association
American Studies Association


"National Uplift in the Low-Down South: The Search for Black Vernacular Music by Lawrence Gellert and Sam Charters." Biennial Conference of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. New Orleans, LA. April 2010.

"How to Turn Your Daily Bread into History: Three Historians Outside the Academy." Organization of American Historians. Seattle, WA. March 2009.

"'The Great Red Heart of the American Revolution': Black Southern Music and White Revolutionary Racialism in the Leftwing Folksong Revival." Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association. Birmingham, AL. November 2006.

History Department Faculty Colloquium. Marist College, NY. November 2006.