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Linda Alkana

Linda Kelly Alkana, Ph.D.

Lecturer of History
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-4429 | Fax: 562 985-5431
Linda.Alkana@csulb.edu | Office: FO2-110

Research Interests

I am trained as an Intellectual/Cultural Historian, and I use this training to ask questions about how we know what we know, and how we can act on that knowledge to affect social change, understand history, and make history. My research interests, thus, lie in popular culture and political protest. My fields of focus are Modern Europe, Modern US and World History.

Education

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. and Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Selected Publications

“Teaching World History with Graphic Novels,” World History Bulletin. 2007.

“Lunch in the Kitchen,” in VISTA: In Service to America, Fighting Poverty for 40 Years. Corporation for National and Community Service, 2007, pp. 8-10.

“The Absent President,” in Hollywood’s White House: The American Presidency in Film and History, edited by Peter C. Rollins and John C. O’Connor. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2003, pp. 193-205.

“Teaching Critical Thinking with Historical Methodology,” Teaching Innovations: Teaching to Think Historically, American Historical Association, 1999.

“Using Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient to Teach World History: From Herodotus to Hiroshima,” World History Bulletin, 1999.

Honors and Awards

2002 – College of Liberal Arts, CSULB “Most Valuable Professor Award”

1997 – Associated Students, College of Liberal Arts “Outstanding Professor of the Year”

Courses

HISTORY 101:
Critical Thinking: Facts, Evidence and Explanation

HISTORY 132:
Modern Western Civilization

HISTORY 173:
Recent US History

HISTORY 212:
World Since 1500

HISTORY 301:
Methodology

HISTORY 303I:
Rebels and Renegades

HISTORY 338:
Modern European Women’s History

UNIVERSITY 100:
Introduction to the University

UNIVERSITY 301I:
Odyssey: Music, Popular Culture and Cultural Politics

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 490 :
Senior Research Seminar in International Studies