Dr. Greg Kosc
The core of my teaching and research interests center around the intersections of economic and cultural history in the Atlantic world, especially as they relate to race and gender. Over the past ten years in the classroom, I have developed pedagogical strategies around the concept of “deep learning” and equipping undergraduates to engage in meaningful research.
My research has spanned a variety of topics in the late nineteenth and twentieth century, but has largely centered on the American West. My dissertation analyzed British hunting narratives in the region and grappled with the meaning of the area for the British imagination and hunters’ efforts to construct their identities. Afterwards, I branched out into investigating women’s narratives to understand the complexities and tensions within imperial femininities. This project also led to an interest in women’s role in the transatlantic publishing industry at the turn of the twentieth century.
Prior to coming to OSU, I worked as a Professor of History at a community college in North Texas which demanded an intense focus on teaching the U.S. history survey classes, and I devoted considerable time to branching out into Native and African American history to bring a more holistic (and accurate) view of American development. That experience also led to me to begin research on local African American history in Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas. I continue to develop a couple of different projects related to that research and work closely with a non-profit dedicated to researching the history of violence in Tarrant County.
HIST 1493: U.S. History from 1865 to the Present
HIST 3333: History of the Second World War
HIST 3693: The Modern West
HIST 3673: United States History, 1919-1945
HIST 4513: American Economic History