Amanda Frisken

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Acting Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Professor, American Studies
New Academic Building
Courses Taught
  • American People I and II
  • American Studies Seminar
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • The Emergence of Modern America
  • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study (MALS core seminar)
  • Problems in U.S. Environmental History
  • Research in U.S. History and Culture
  • Topics in U.S. History/“Struggles for Justice” (MAT seminar) 
  • U.S. Social Movements
  • Ph.D., Department of History, Stony Brook University, New York
  • M.S., Department of History, Stony Brook University, New York
  • Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, Stony Brook University, New York
  • B.A., Department of History, McGill University, Montréal, Canada 
Research Interests
  • History of Journalism and Visual Culture
  • Nineteenth-century American History
  • The Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Graphic News: How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth Century Journalism (University of Illinois Press, 2020)
  • Co-editor, with Lisa Arellano and Erica Ball, Reconsidering Gender, Violence and the State, a special issue of Radical History Review, Volume 2016, Number 126 (Fall 2016)
  • ‘A Song Without Words’: Anti-Lynching Images in the 1890s African American Press.” Journal of African American History Vol. 97, No. 3 (Summer 2012), pp. 240-269. 
  • Obscenity, Free Speech and ‘Sporting News’ in 1870s America (Journal of American Studies, 42 (December 2008): 537-577.
  • Victoria Woodhull’s Sexual Revolution: Political Theater and the Popular Press in Nineteenth Century America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004)