PhD 1998, University of California, Berkeley
Historical Studies Department Chair, Associate Professor of HistoryProfile:
Social and political history of 19th-century U.S., Victorian Britain, American Empire, race, media and print culture, reform, state formation, and historiography.Recent Publications:
“The State Between Orality and Textuality: Government Reports as ‘Orature’” in Cultural Narratives: Textuality and Performance in the United States before 1900, ed. Sandra M. Gustafson and Caroline Sloat (forthcoming from Notre Dame University Press, 2009). Office Location:
“What’s in a Name? The Black Panthers in Israel,” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, Vol. 1, No. 1, 9-26.
States of Inquiry: Social Investigations and Print Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain and the United States, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).
“Blue Books and the Victorian Reader,” Victorian Studies, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Fall 2004), 308-318.
“The Predicament of Racial Knowledge: Government Studying the Freedmen During the Civil War,” Social Research, Vol. 70, No. 1 (Spring 2003), 45-81.
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212-229-5376, ext. 4924Email:FrankelO@newschool.eduAwards and Honors:
Postdoctoral Scholar in the Michigan Society of Fellows (1998-2001).
Reinhard Bendix Research Fellowship for Social and Political Thought (1997-98).
The Allan Sharlin Memorial Award (1997-98).
John L. Simpson Memorial Research Fellowship in International and Comparative Studies (1997-98).
Fellow of the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley (1996-97).
Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund Dissertation Fellowship (1996-97).
International Dissertation Research Fellow of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) - Western Europe Program (1995-96).
The Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship (1994-95).
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of the Massachusetts Historical Society (1994-95).