Carol Quirke

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Job title: 






New Academic Building



Office hours: 

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1:00pm-2:30pm
  • Also by appointment

Courses taught: 

  • Topics in U.S History: Struggles for Justice
  • Photography and American Culture
  • Film Ideas and Aesthetics: The 1930s
  • History of U.S. Women
  • History of the Women's Movement
  • Narrative and History
  • Media Studies


  • B.A. Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
  • M.A. City College, City University of New York, New York, New York
  • Ph.D. Graduate Center, City University of New York

Research interests: 

  • Twentieth Century U.S. History
  • Cultural History
  • Social Movements
  • Visual Culture and the History of Photography
  • Consumer Culture
  • Media History

Select publications & presentations: 

  • "Imagining Racial Equality: Local 65’s Union Photographers, Postwar Civil Rights, and the Power of the Real, 1940–1955." Radical History Review (2018) 2018 (132): 96-125.
  • Dorothea Lange, Documentary Photography, and the Twentieth Century: Reinventing Self and Nation. New York: Routledge Press, 2019.
  • Eyes on Labor: News Photography and America's Working Class, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • "Jon Lewis: Photographs of the California Grape Strike," review, Southern California Quarterly, Winter 2014.
  • "Re-framing Chicago's Memorial Day Massacre, May, 1937," American Studies, March 2008.
  • "Picturing the Poor: Jacob Riis's Reform Photography, review of " Reviews in American History, December 2008.
  • "An Impresario for the Working Class, review of Moe Foner's Not for Bread Alone," New Labor Forum, Summer 2003.