Elaine Lewinnek


Voice: 657-278-3860
Fax: 657-278-5820
Dept: 657-278-2441


Dept of American Studies, UH-313

800 N. State College Blvd

Fullerton, CA 92831

Office Address: UH-412

Elaine Margaret Lewinnek

professor of American Studies (2015-2016)


2005, Ph.D, Yale University

Research Areas

Urban history, including the history of suburbs in Chicago and Orange County, California history, theories of cultural studies, and public memory.

Courses Regularly Taught

  • AMST 101Opens in new window , Online Introduction to American Cultural Studies
  • AMST 201, Introduction to American Studies
  • AMST 345, The American Dream
  • AMST 350, Theory and Methods of American Studies
  • AMST 395, California's Cultural History
  • AMST 401T, Research Seminar in Suburban Culture
  • AMST 401T, Research Seminar in Stories of Los Angeles
  • AMST 444, The Built Environment

Publications - Books, Journals, Websites

My current project is A People's Guide to Orange County, co-written with Gustavo Arellano and Thuy Vo Dang, and featured here on KCET

Some reviews of my first book,  The Working Man's Reward: Chicago's Early Suburbs and the Roots of American SprawlOpens in new window  (Oxford University Press, 2014):

Office Hours

Mondays & Wednesdays,

8:30-10:00 am,

and by appointment