Gene Zubovich

Gene Zubovich

Gene Zubovich

Assistant Professor

214 Allen Hall


19th and 20th Century U.S., History of Religion, U.S. and the World, History of Human Rights


662-325-3604

gzubovich@history.msstate.edu

Education

Ph.D.   University of California, Berkeley, History, 2015

Exam Fields: American History since 1607, Late Modern Europe, Political Theory

M.A.    University of California, Berkeley, History, May 2010

B.A.     University of California, Berkeley, May 2006

            Highest Distinction in General Scholarship (summa cum laude)

Academic Career

Assistant Professor,

MIssissippi State University, 2019-

Visiting Fellow, 2018-2019

Centre for the Study of the United States

& Centre for Religion and Its Contexts

University of Toronto

 Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2016-2018

John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests

19th and 20th U.S., History of Religion, U.S. and the World, History of Human Rights

Publications

MANUSCRIPT

The Global Gospel: Christian Human Rights and the Fracturing of the Twentieth-Century United States, under advance contract and out for review with the University of Pennsylvania Press.

PUBLICATIONS

Under review “American Protestants and the International Origins of the 1960s Democratic Revolution,” Diplomatic History, forthcoming.

2020 “William Ernest Hocking and the Liberal Protestant Origins of Human Rights” in Christianity and Human Rights Reconsidered (Cambridge University Press), forthcoming.

2018  “For Human Rights Abroad, against Jim Crow at Home: The Political
Mobilization of American Ecumenical Protestants in the Era of World War
II,” Journal of American History, 105, no. 2 (September 2018), 267-290.
 
2018 “American Protestants and the Era of Antiracist Human Rights,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 79, no. 3 (July 2018), 427-443.

2018 “The Cold War Era, 1945-60,” in Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States, eds. Darren Dochuk and Jerald Podair, 2018, 48-59.

2018  Entries on “Federal Council of Churches” and “Commission on a Just and
Durable Peace” in Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia of the United States Peace and Antiwar Movements, ed. Mitchell K. Hall (ABC-CLIO, Jan. 2018).

2017 “The Protestant Search for ‘the Universal Christian Community’ between Decolonization and Communism,” Religions, 8, No. 2 (2017): 17.

2015  “Where is America in Human Rights History,” The Immanent Frame, July 8,
2015

2012  “From Social Gospel to Civil Rights: The Council for Social Action, 1934-
1957,” Bulletin of the Congregational Library, 9, No. 2, (Spring 2012), 8-17.

 

Honors & Awards

2019 American Society for Church History Research Fellowship

2016-18 Postdoctoral Fellowship, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

2016 Chancellor’s Public Scholar, UC Berkeley

2015  President’s Travel Fund for Emerging Historians, Organization of American
Historians

2014  Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley

2013-2015 Resident Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

2013  History Department Dissertation Write-Up Fellowship, UC Berkeley

2012-2013 Summer Research Grants, UC Berkeley

2012  Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, UC Berkeley

2012  Research Fellowship, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia

2012  Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship, UC Berkeley

2011-2012 Research Fellowships, Congregational Library, Boston

2008  History Department Graduate Fellowship, UC Berkeley

Research Experience

German, Russian

Courses Taught

As Instructor of Record:

2019 U.S. Religious History
Graduate Seminar, Mississippi State University

2019 History of Religion in America
Upper Division Lecture, Mississippi State University

2019 Introduction to World Religions
Lower Division Lecture, Ryerson University

2018 Religion and Politics (co-taught with Leigh Schmidt)
Lower Division Lecture, Washington University in St. Louis

2017 U.S. Foreign Affairs Since 1920 (co-taught with Elizabeth Borgwardt)
Upper Division Lecture, Washington University in St. Louis

2016 Thesis Writing Seminar in Global Twentieth-Century Intellectual History
Senior Seminar, UC Berkeley

2016 U.S. History since 1945
Upper Division Lecture, UC Berkeley
Received the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Fellowship for Public History components of this course.

2015 Twentieth-Century U.S. Intellectual History
Senior Seminar, UC Berkeley

2015 U.S. History 1900-1945
Upper Division Lecture, UC Berkeley

2015 U.S. History since 1865
Lower Division Lecture, UC Berkeley

2014 Religion and Power in Modern American History
Freshman Writing Seminar, UC Berkeley
Received University-wide Outstanding Teaching Award for designing this course

2011 U.S. History since 1865 (co-taught with Natalie Mendoza)
Lower Division Lecture, Patten University, San Quentin Campus
Volunteer Instructor for the Prison University Project

Professional Associations

American Historical Association

Organization of American Historians

American Society for Church History

Society for Historians of U.S. Foreign Relations

Society for U.S. Intellectual History

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