My current research covers several different areas: a history of Jewish Americans and popular culture (forthcoming three volumes to be edited for publication, and a coffee table volume, Jews and American Comics, for a university press); vernacular visual culture (a forthcoming biography of editor/artist Harvey Kurtzman); ecological history (essays in the eco-journal CNS); U.S. labor history (essays in various journals) and political history.
I have been active in social movements since the appearance of the civil rights movement in my hometown of Champaign, Illinois, in 1960, and activity within the civil rights, peace, environmental, and labor movements, along with alternative cultures, has guided much of my research activity. The first and second journals that I edited and published during the 1960s and 1970s stressed the history of radical movements and the progressive potential of popular culture, respectively. At present, I am a regular contributor to two journals, TIKKUN and CNS (an environmental journal), while writing also for a wide variety of publications including The Chronicle of Higher Education, the San Francisco Chronicle (book section), The Guardian (UK), The Nation, New Labor Forum, The Oral History Review, among others.
PAUL BUHLE, EMERITUS, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1975
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