The History faculty is a distinguished crew. Emeriti professors Kathy Roper and Ronald Isetti won "Professor of the Year" awards.  In 2013-2014, the honor goes to Professor Myrna Santiago. In 2011, Professor Carl Guarneri won the Faculty Researcher-Scholar Award for his work on United States history, particularly the Civil War.  In 2012, Brother Charles Hilken won the Faculty Service Award for his dedication to our student body and his devotion to the College. In 2013, Professor Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo won the Faculty Researcher-Scholar Award for her work on the history of American women. Congratulations to an outstanding department! 

Carl Guarneri  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1979
  • M.A. University of Michigan, 1974
  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 1972

Teaching Experience:

  • A. Lindsay O'Connor Visiting Professor - Colgate University (July 2006 - December 2006)
  • Visiting Professor of American Studies - University of Paris VIII (2000)
  • Asst., Assoc, and Professor of History - St. Mary's College of California (1979 - Present)
  • Instructor in History and Cultural Studies - Bates College (1977 - 1978)

Awards:

  • First Annual Research Scholar Award - Saint Mary's College of California (February 2011)
  • Distinguished Scholar Award - Communal Studies Association (2006)
  • William Gilbert Award - American Historical Association (2003)
    for best article on teaching history: "Internationalizing the United States Survey Course"
  • Professor of the Year Award - St. Mary's College of California (1996)
  • Eugenio Battisti Award - (1994)
    for best article in Utopian Studies: "The Americanization of Utopia"
  • Distinguished Teaching and Service Award (St. John Baptiste De La Salle Award) - St. Mary's College of California (1994)
  • Annual Book Award - Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (1992)
    for The Utopian Alternative
  • Alumni Faculty Fellowship Award - St. Mary's College
    1986, 1995, 2007

Fellowships:

  • Summer Stipend - National Endowment for the Humanities (1985)
  • Research Fellowship for Recent Recipients of the Ph.D. - American Council of Learned Societies (1981)
  • Research Fellowship - Charles Warren Center, Harvard University (1981)

Grants:

  • "Rethinking America in Global Perspective" - Co-director, NEH Institute for College and University Teachers (June 2008)
    Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
  • Lecturer Grant for Turkey - U.S. Department of State (2006)
  • "Rethinking America in Global Perspective" - Co-director, NEH Institute for College and University Teachers (June 2005)
    Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
  • "Major American Utopias" - Director, NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers (July 2001)
    Location: Saint Mary's College
  • "Major American Utopias" - Director, NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers (July 1998)
    Location: Saint Mary's College
  • Lecturer Grant for Brazil - U.S. Information Agency (1997)
  • "Major American Utopias" - Director, NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers (July 1995)
    Location: Saint Mary's College
  • Curriculum Development Grant - Irvine Foundation (1993)
  • Publication Grant to Cornell University Press - National Endowment for the Humanities (1991)

Honors:

  • Pulitizer Prize Nomination (History) - (1991)
  • Phi Beta Kappa - (1971)

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Utopia's Rank and File: New Approaches to Communitarianism. Guarneri, Carl (panel or forum member)
    33rd annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
    (July 2011)
  • An Insider's View of Grant's Virginia Campaign, 1864. (other-Keynote address)
    "Lee and Grant" exhibit, Saint Mary's College Museum of Art
    (January 30, 2011)
  • Reconnecting the Early Republic with the Americas: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives. ,
    Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
    (July 24, 2010)
  • Locating the U.S. Among Western Settler Societies. ,
    Global Dimensions Seminar, Eisenberg Institute, University of Michigan
    (May 29, 2009)
  • America in the World: Placing U.S. History in a Global Context. ,
    Long Beach Unified School District
    (April 29, 2009)
  • Teaching the United States in World History. , (other-Keynote address)
    California World History Association
    (November 15, 2008)
  • The United States among the Settler Societies. ,
    Conference on "Studying America in the World," Massachusetts School of Law
    (April 29, 2007)
  • Looking Backward and the Debate over American Cultural Imperialism. , (other-Keynote address)
    American Studies Association of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey
    (November 01, 2006)
  • Anti-Americanism, Mass Culture, and Globalization: A Historical Perspective. ,
    Cukorova University, Adana, Turkey
    (October 30, 2006)
  • Reframing U. S. History in Global Context. ,
    Teachers' Workshop on "World History in the U.S./The U.S. in World History," Alameda County Office of Education
    (June 03, 2006)
  • American Nation-building in International Perspective. ,
    Symposium on "Americans Among Others," The College of New Jersey
    (February 21, 2005)
  • The Promises and Pitfalls of Globalized U.S. History. ,
    American Historical Association, Seattle, Wash.
    (January 08, 2005)
  • Winslow Homer and the Civil War. ,
    Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College
    (March 03, 2004)
  • Teaching U.S. History in An Era of Internationalization. ,
    NYU-OAH Conference on Internationalizating American History, Florence, Italy
    (July 02, 2000)
  • Abolitionism and Nineteenth-Century Reform as Transatlantic Movements. ,
    Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
    (May 12, 2000)

Publications:

  • "Once More Beyond Consensus: The Transnational Turn and American Liberal Nationalism." Modern Intellectual History 8.3 (2011): 673-685
  • Locating the United States in Twentieth-Century World History. Washington, DC: American Historical Association, 2011.
  • "Integrating U.S. History Before the Twentieth Century into the World History Curriculum." Social Studies Review 49 (2010): 63-68
  • "Locating the United States in Twentieth-Century World History." Essays on Twentieth-Century History. Ed. Adas, Michael Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010. 213-270
  • Guarneri, Carl and Ginn, Alyssa Sisco. ""When Will the End Come? Captain Edward Hill and the 16th Michigan Volunteers in Grant's Virginia Campaign"." Saint Mary's College Civil War Website, 2010
  • with Davis, James. Teaching American History in a Global Context. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2008.
  • ""An American Utopia and Its Global Audiences: Transnational Perspectives on Looking Backward"." Utopian Studies 19.2 (2008): 147-187
  • ""Father I Done My Duty: Forrest Little and the Fifth Vermont Infantry in the Army of the Potomac, September 1861-July 1862"." Saint Mary's College Civil War Website http://library.stmarys-ca.edu/research/history/usa/little/ (2007)
  • America in the World: United States History in Global Context. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.
  • "Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward: The International Impact of an American Socialist Utopia, 1888-1945." Visualizing Utopia. Eds. Kemperink, M.. and Rienhorst, W. Louvain: Peeters, 2007. 1-29
  • America Compared: American History in International Perspective, 2nd ed.. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
  • Higham, John. Hanging Together: Unity and Diversity in American Culture, edited by Carl J. Guarneri. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
  • "Utopian and Communitarian Movements." The Oxford Companion To United States History. Ed. Boyer, Paul New York: Oxford University Press, 2001
  • "Communitarianism." Encyclopedia Of American Cultural And Intellectual History. Eds. Cayton, Mary K. and Williams, Peter W. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001
  • "Abolitionism and American Reform in Transatlantic Perspective." Mid-America (2000): 21-49
  • "Brook Farm, Fourierism, and the Nationalist Dilemma in American Utopianism." Transient and Permanent: The Transcendentalist Movement and Its Contexts. Eds. Capper, Charles and Wright, Conrad Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1999
  • . ""Brisbane, Albert" and "Evans, George Henry"."American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • "Out of Its Shell: Internationalizing the Teaching of United States History." AHA Perspectives February 1997
  • America Compared: American History in International Perspective. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
  • "Brook Farm and the Fourierist Phalanxes: Immediatism, Gradualism, and American Utopian Socialism." America's Communal Utopias. Ed. Pitzer, Donald E. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1997
  • "Reconstructing the Antebellum Communitarian Movement: Oneida and Fourierism." Journal of the Early Republic 16 (1996)
  • "Reconsidering C. Vann Woodward's The Comparative Approach to American History." Reviews in American History 23 (1995)
  • "U. S. Intellectual and Cultural History, 1815-1877." American Historical Association. Guide to Historical Literature 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995
  • "Utopias." A Companion to American Thought. Eds. Fox, Richard W. and Kloppenberg, James Boston: Blackwell, 1995
  • "The Americanization of Utopia: Fourierism and the Dilemma of Utopian Dissent in the United States." Utopian Studies 5 (1994)
  • "Reunion, Texas: Post Scriptum Ironique au Fouririsme Amricaine." Cahiers Charles Fourier 4 (1993)
  • "Utopie et la Seconde Revolution Americaine." Cahiers Charles Fourier 3 (1992)
  • The Utopian Alternative: Fourierism in Nineteenth-Century America. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1991.
  • Associationism: Fourierism and America [Japanese Translation of 1979 Dissertation], trans. Hiroshi Uga. Tokyo: Koseisha-Koseikaku, 1989.
  • with Alvarez, David. Religion and Society in the American West. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1987.
  • "The Associationists: Forging a Christian Socialism in Antebellum America." Church History 52 (1983)
  • "Two Utopian Socialist Plans for Black Emancipation." Louisiana History 24 (1983)
  • "Importing Fourierism to America." Journal of the History of Ideas 43 (1982)
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