Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Associate Professor History Cambridge, Massachusetts capozzol@mit.edu Office: (617) 452-4960

Bio/Research

Christopher Capozzola specializes in the political and cultural history of the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. He graduated from Harvard College and completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2002. In 2009, he won the James A. and Ruth Levitan Award for excellenc...

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Bio/Research

Christopher Capozzola specializes in the political and cultural history of the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. He graduated from Harvard College and completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2002. In 2009, he won the James A. and Ruth Levitan Award for excellence in teaching in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. During the 2011-12 academic year, he served as Interim Associate Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Professor Capozzola is also active in public history. A former junior high school history teacher, he works closely with secondary school instructors and has served as a consultant for the development of Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test questions in history and civics. He has lectured at museums, libraries, theaters, and historical societies, and has appeared on CSPAN, The History Channel, and History Detectives. From 2011-2014, he will serve as a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians.



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