Eileen Luhr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Coordinator, Social Science Credential Program
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-4511 | Fax: 562 985-5431
Eileen.Luhr@csulb.edu | Office: FO2-122
Professor Luhr’s research interests include cultural and religious history, politics, and modern United States history. Her current project, “Witnessing Suburbia,” explores the intersection of conservatism, religion, and suburbanization by demonstrating the ways in which conservative religious beliefs helped reshape the political and cultural landscape of the late twentieth century. Professor Luhr also serves as the coordinator for the Social Science Credential Program and teach History 401, Social Science for Teachers.
B.A., Williams College
Ph.D., UC Irvine
Witnessing Suburbia: Christian Conservatives, “Family Values,” and the Cultural Politics of Youth, University of California Press (2009)
“Marketing Religion: The Cultural Politics Of Suburban Religious Revivalism,” in Cloning Cultures, eds. Philomena Essed and David Theo Goldberg, Duke University Press (2008)
“Metal Missionaries to the Nation: Christian Heavy Metal Music, ‘Family Values,’ and Youth Culture, 1984-1994,” American Quarterly (March 2005)
United States History and Culture: A Curriculum for 11th Grade Classrooms (2004)
Honors and Awards
Kevin Starr Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Humanities Research Institute (2004 – 2005)