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John Gronbeck-TedescoAssociate Professor of American Studies

Year Joined RCNJ: 2010

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7241
  • Email: jgronbec@ramapo.edu
  • Office: B-132
  • Office Hours: TF 9:15-9:45 am, 1:45-3:00 pm; W By Appt.

Education:

  • PhD. American Studies, University of Texas at Austin 2009

Courses Offered:

  • Readings in Humanities
  • Pursuing the American Dream
  • Intro to US History
  • Intro to American Studies
  • American Empire
  • SSHGS First Year Topics Seminar

Teaching Interests:

  • U.S. Cultural History
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • U.S. Foreign Relations
  • Social Movements

Research Interests:

  • U.S. & Latin American Politics
  • Culture in the 20th Century

Scholarly Activity:

Books
  • Cuba, the United States, and Cultures of the Transnational Left, 1930-1975 (Cambridge University Press 2015)
  • E. Abele and J. Gronbeck-Tedesco, eds., Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism (Lexington: Lanham, MD, 2015)
Articles and Book Chapters
  • “Rethinking the Nation and the Body Politic:  The Wrestler and the Demise of American Exceptionalism,” in E. Abele and J. Gronbeck-Tedesco, eds., Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism (Lexington: Lanham, MD, 2015)
  • “Documenting ‘The Crime of Cuba’: An Américan Left and the 1933 Cuban Revolution” American Quarterly 66.3 (2014): 633-660
  • “The Left in Transition: The Cuban Revolution in U.S. Third World Politics,” Journal of Latin American Studies 40.4 (2008): 651-673

  • “Memories of Che: Forging a Postmodern Radicalism in Cultural Studies?” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, Vol. 29 (2011): 24-39.
  • “Diaspora in the Americas: Transnational American Studies in Practice” Journal of American Studies, Vol. 45 (2011): 371-379.
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