About

John Spurlock, PhD

Professor of History, Emeritus, Seton Hill University

Co-director, Grappling with Genocide, a NEH institute for educators of grades 6-12. More information at http://www.setonhill.edu/NEH

During my career at Seton Hill I taught a wide number of courses, primarily in U.S. history but also courses in western cultures, Latin American and Chinese history, and general courses in geography and in genocide and Holocaust studies. In 2005 I was the Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in American Civilization at the University of Montenegro. I also served as chair of the Division of the Humanities for ten years, and for several years directed my university’s short term study away programs in Mexico and China.

Some works I have written
  • Free Love: Marriage and Middle-Class Radicalism in America, 1825-1860 (1988)
  • With Cynthia Magistro, New and Improved: The Transformation of American Women’s Emotional Culture (1998)
  • Youth and Sexuality in the 20th-Century United States (2015)