Dr. Steven Garabedian

Associate Professor of History; Intern Coordinator for History/Public History/American Studies; Director for the Social Justice Minor


Steven Garabedian is Associate Professor of History and Intern Coordinator of History/Public History/American Studies. He holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. He is an historian of the twentieth-century U.S., with a research specialization in race, music, and radicalism, and a teaching concentration in U.S. public history and African American studies. He has published articles and reviews in American Quarterly, African American Review, Popular Music & Society, Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research, Hudson River Valley Review, Journal of Southern History, Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, and XCP: Cross-Cultural Poetics. He is the author of A Sound History: Lawrence Gellert, Black Musical Protest, and White Denial (University of Massachusetts Press, 2020). The book traces the rise and fall of a little-known leftwing independent music collector as it explores changing perceptions of African American musical resistance in the twentieth century.


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School of Liberal Arts


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