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Prosterman to Present Paper in Dublin

Dr. Daniel Prosterman, assistant professor of history at Salem, has had a paper accepted for presentation at the War and American Identity conference sponsored by the Clinton Institute for American Studies. The conference will be held during March 2009 at the University College Dublin, Ireland. Following that appearance, Dr. Prosterman...

Dr. Daniel Prosterman, assistant professor of history at Salem, has had a paper accepted for presentation at the “War and American Identity” conference sponsored by the Clinton Institute for American Studies. 

The conference will be held during March 2009 at the University College Dublin, Ireland. Following that appearance, Dr. Prosterman will make a presentation at the Electoral Reform Society in London, made possible by a grant from the Society’s McDougall Trust.

Dr. Prosterman’s paper, entitled “‘Join the Sentinels of Liberty!’: Popular Culture and Youth Mobilization in World War II,” was developed during his teaching of a course on United States diplomatic history at Salem College, where he has been on the faculty since summer 2008.

Hailing from Chattanooga, TN, Dr. Prosterman holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s and a Ph.D. in history from New York University. He comes to Salem from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., where he served as faculty fellow in the humanities from 2006-2008. Before Syracuse, he taught a variety of U.S., world and East Asian history courses at New York University, Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, Pace University and St. Francis College. He is a member of the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians.

Dr. Prosterman’s work on the history of electoral reform movements in the late-19th and early 20th century, entitled Defining Democracy, is scheduled to be published by Oxford University Press in 2010. He has delivered talks on the history of democracy and voting rights for academic audiences and the general public, including at Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of London and the Museum of the City of New York.