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Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:30, and by appt.

 

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Justin Behrend

Associate Professor of

History

Sturges Hall 307
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5587
behrend@geneseo.edu

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Justin Behrend has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth Century U.S.
  • African American
  • Emancipation
  • Civil War
  • Atlantic World Slavery

Awards and Honors

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013

Publications and Professional Activities

Affiliations

  • Southern Historical Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • American Historical Association
My Classes

AMST 201:
U/Topics in American Studies:

    This course will be an interdisciplinary investigation of major influences on and developments in American culture. Each semester there will be a focus on one chronological period, but a variety of topics will be covered. Such topics could include gender, religion, race, social movements and conditions, and artistic and literary developments. The course will emphasize student use and study of period writings and cultural materials; there will be guest lectures by faculty outside the departments of the instructors to enhance the interdisciplinary nature of the course. Offered once yearly

HIST 391:
Senior Seminar:

    A seminar focusing on a topic, or related group of topics in European, United States, and/or non-Western history. The seminar will incorporate in-class discussion of historiographic questions as well as independent research related to the selected topic(s). Prerequisites: one 300-level history course or permission of the instructor; and for History majors, HIST 220 and HIST 221. Offered every fall & spring semester

INTD 105:
Writing Seminar:

    Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to freshmen.