Elizabeth Esch

Assistant Professor of History and American Studies

Elizabeth Esch, Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, joined the Barnard faculty in 2007. She has also taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, New York University, and Vassar College. She has been the recipient of a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and a Quinn Fellowship.

Professor Esch's research interests include transnational histories, the critical study of race, and labor and working class history.

At Barnard, Professor Esch's teaching will include such courses as "Race in the Making of the United States," "The United States in the World," the "Survey of American Civilization Since the Civil War (Part 2)," and American Studies Colloquium.

Selected Publications

"From Fordtown to Fordlandia: Managing Race, Class and Culture," Company Towns in the Americas, O. Dinius and A. Vergara, eds. (forthcoming).

"Non-racialism Through Race (and Class)," with D. Roediger, New Socialist Magazine, Issue 56 (April-June 2006).

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American Studies
Twentieth-century U.S. history

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BA, University of Michigan
MA, PhD, New York University

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