Elaine Lewinnek


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Dept of American Studies, UH-313

800 N. State College Blvd

Fullerton, CA 92831

Office Address: UH-408

Elaine M Lewinnek

Interim Chair of the Department of American Studies (2015-2016)


2005, Ph.D, Yale University

Research Areas

Urban history, suburbanization, the history of Chicago, the history of Orange County and California, environmental history, education history, the rise of the new right, and public memory

Courses Regularly Taught

  • AMST 101Opens in new window , Online Introduction to American Cultural Studies
  • AMST 201, Intro to American Studies
  • AMST 301, American Character
  • AMST 350, Theory and Methods of American Studies
  • AMST 395, California's Multiracial, Cultural History
  • AMST 401T, Research in Suburban Culture
  • AMST 401T, Stories of Los Angeles
  • AMST 409, Americans and Nature
  • AMST 418, Food in American Culture
  • AMST 499, Independent Study
  • AMST 596, Teaching Tutorial

Publications - Books, Journals, Websites

Recent media attention for my 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

M: 11:30 am -1:30 pm
W: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm