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John Gronbeck-Tedesco

Ramapo Success Story

“Ramapo has been a stimulating and impressively supportive atmosphere where I have been able to hone my teaching skills, grow my index of course offerings, and widen my research trajectory. I have derived much satisfaction in mentoring students and watching them evolve into more confident, astute critical thinkers and creative participants in the professional worlds in which they enter.”

– John Gronbeck-Tedesco is an Associate Professor and Convener of American Studies and first joined Ramapo in 2010. For more information, please visit John’s Faculty Page.

School of Humanities and Global Studies

Recent Publications

Cuba, the United States, and Cultures of the Transnational Left, 1930-
1975 (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism, ed.,
with Elizabeth Abele (Lexington Books)

“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 (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015)

“Documenting The Crime of Cuba: An Américan Left and the 1933 Cuban
Revolution,” American Quarterly 66.3: 633-660

“Memories of Che: Forging a Postmodern Radicalism in Cultural Studies?”
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 29: 24-39

Desert Storm at 25: A Grim Anniversary,”, Weekend
Edition, January 15-17, 2016

“Obama, Race, and Cuba,” The Times and Democrat, Aug. 13, 2015

“Our Slaves, ourselves,”, June 26, 2015

“Losing Inquiry in the Public Sphere,”, Aug. 11, 2014

“Livable Labor,”, Weekend Edition, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2012

Awards and Accomplishments

Finalist for the DePaul University Humanities Center Visiting Fellowship in 2015


B.A. in Spanish and American Studies, University of Iowa
M.A. in American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. in American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Classes Known For

Introduction to American Studies
American Empire
Immigration to America
Cultures of American Radicalism