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Dr. Casey Harison

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Professor of History
Director of the Center for Communal Studies

Casey Harison was born in Laramie, Wyoming and raised in New Orleans. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Orleans, and master’s and doctorate in history from, respectively, the Louisiana State University and the University of Iowa. He has been at USI since 1992.

Harison teaches classes in Modern European and Modern World History. His research is especially focused on nineteenth-century France, as well as in areas of Atlantic history. His publications include The Stonemasons of Creuse in Nineteenth-Century Paris (University of Delaware Press, 2008), and articles on French and Atlantic history in French Historical Studies, Journal of Social History, History & Memory, European History Quarterly and The History Teacher.

In his spare time Harison enjoys reading, traveling, film, listening to music and hiking.

Research interests

Nineteenth-century French society with focus on working class and collective action; also, topics in Atlantic history.

Publications include

"Redemptive Violence and Stuttering across the Atlantic: The Who's 'My Generation' and Herman Melville's Billy Budd in Historical Perspective,” Atlantic Studies, Volume 8, Issue 1, (March 2011), 49 - 68.

“Using Book Tests to Get Students to Read,” AHA Perspectives on History, 46:8 (Nov. 2008), 33-34.

The Stonemasons of Creuse in Nineteenth-Century Paris (University of Delaware Press, 2008).

"The Paris Commune of 1871, the Russian Revolution of 1905, and the Shifting of the Revolutionary Tradition," History & Memory 19:2 (Oct. 2007), 5-42.

"The French Revolution on Film: American and French Perspectives," The History Teacher 38 (May 2005), 299-324.

"'La Question du Marchandage': The Political and Legal Struggle Against Exploitative Subcontracting in Paris, 1881-1911," European History Quarterly 32 (Oct. 2002), 451-88.

"The Rise and Decline of a Revolutionary Space: Paris' Place de Grève and the Stonemasons of Creuse, 1750-1900," Journal of Social History 34 (2000), 403-36.