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John Olszowka

Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives; Professor, Department of History

Contact Information

PHONE: 814-824-3027
About Dr. Olszowka
    • Ph.D., History, Binghamton University (SUNY), 2000
    • M.A., History, State University of New York College at Buffalo, 1992
    • B.A., History, University at Buffalo, 1988
    • American Social History
    • 19th & Early-20th Century America
    • Sport & Society
    • HIS 101: US History to 1865
    • HIS 102: US History Since 1865
    • HIS 216: Civil War & Reconstruction
    • HIS 217: Making Modern America, 1877-1920
    • HIS 232: African Americans in Films
    • HIS 233: History of Sports in America
    • HIS 327: Civil Rights Movements
    • HIS 480: Senior Seminar in History
    • Labor & Working Class History
    • Ethnicity & Immigration
    • Aviation History
    • Organization of American Historians
    • Labor & Working Class History Association
    • North Tonawanda History Museum (Lifetime Member)
    • America in the Thirties. With Brian Sheridan, Marnie Sullivan and Dennis Hickey, (Syracuse University Press)
    • “The Niagara Frontier Defense League’s Patriotic War on Labor: The Case of Curtiss Aeroplane, 1917-1918,” Labor History
    • “The UAW & the Struggle to Organize the Aircraft Industry,” 1937-1942.” Labor History
    • Presentation, “#OscarsSoWhite: An Examination of the Academy Award Controversy and the Issue of Race in Contemporary Cinema,” African American/African Studies Speakers’ Series, SUNY College at Buffalo
    • Review of Ryan Patrick Murphy, Deregulating Desire: Flight Attendant Activism, Family Politics, and Workplace Justice (Temple University Press), in Women and Social Movements
    • Review of Jenifer Van Vleck, Empire of the Air: Aviation and the American Ascendency (Harvard University Press) for The Journal of American History
    • Review of Jon Huibrigtse, American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919-1935. (University Press of Florida) for Labor History 56