Jess Rigelhaupt, Ph.D.
jess [at] rigelhaupt [dot] org

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Associate Professor of History and American Studies, University of Mary Washington, 2014-2016
• Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, University of Mary Washington, 2008-2014
• Faculty, Advanced Oral History Summer Institute, Regional Oral History Office (ROHO), University of California, Berkeley, 2010 and 2012
• Postdoctoral Fellow, Regional Oral History Office (ROHO), University of California, Berkeley, 2006-2008
• Lecturer, Sonoma State University, 2008
• Lecturer, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005-2007
• Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, Regional Oral History Office (ROHO), University of California, Berkeley, 2002-2005
• Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), University of Michigan, 1998-2000

EDUCATION
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Program in American Culture, M.A. 2002, Ph.D. 2005
Dissertation Title: “Education for Action”: The California Labor School, Radical Unionism, Civil Rights, and the Building of Progressive Coalitions in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1934-1970
Dissertation Committee: Richard Cándida Smith (Co-Chair), Matthew Countryman (Co-Chair), Kevin Gaines, Alan Wald

University of California, Santa Cruz
American Studies Department, B.A. with Honors, 1997
Senior Thesis Title: The Crown Heights Riot of 1991: Race, Religion, and Cultural Studies

PUBLICATIONS
Centering the Left: Labor, Civil Rights, and Progressive Politics, revise and resubmit to the Politics and Culture in Modern America Series at the University of Pennsylvania Press

Cooperman, Rosalyn, Melina Patterson, and Jess Rigelhaupt. “Teaching Race and Revolution: Doing Justice to Women’s Roles in the Struggle for Civil Rights.” PS: Political Science & Politics 49, no. 3 (July 2016): 558-561.

Rigelhaupt, Jess. Review of The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford, by Beth Tompkins Bates. Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 11, no. 4 (Winter 2014) 108-110.

Rigelhaupt, Jess. Review of A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago’s Puerto Rican Neighborhoods, by Mérida M. Rúa. History: Review of New Books, 42, no. 2 (April 2014): 51-52.

Rigelhaupt, Jess. Review of Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights, by Erik S. Gellman. Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 10, no. 3 (Fall 2013): 116-118.

Rigelhaupt, Jess. “Prison Epidemic Hasn’t Resulted in Safer Streets (op-ed).” The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA), April 1, 2012. (PDF)

Rigelhaupt, Jess. Review of Solidarity Stories: An Oral History of the ILWU, by Harvey Schwartz. Oral History Review 38, no. 2 (Summer-Fall, 2011): 430-433.

Rigelhaupt, Jess. “Overthrowing the Government? No. The Main Activity of Most American Communists was Agitating for Reforms to Extend Democratic Rights to Minorities, Build the Labor Movement, and Abolish Poverty.” In History in Dispute: The Red Scare After 1945, edited by Robbie Lieberman, 231-235. Detroit: St. James, 2004.

“’The Impact is Lifetime. I Love it, too.’: Memory, Narrative, and the Lasting Influence of the California Labor School” work-in-progress

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Health Care in Fredericksburg: An Oral History of Mary Washington Healthcare, 2013-2016
• Principal Investigator for an oral history research project on health care in Fredericksburg, Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital, and Mary Washington Healthcare
• Forty-five (45) interviews and 100 recorded hours; transcripts and HD video will be available on a project website (mwhchistory.com) and archived in the special collections division of the UMW library

Postdoctoral Fellow, Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley, 2006-2008
• Project manager and interviewer for the oral history research to be part of the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, Richmond, California
• Interviewer for the Oakland Army Base/Port of Oakland Reconversion Oral History Research Project
• Interviewer for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Oral History Research Project
• Project manager and lead interviewer for a Community Arts Oral History Research Project

Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley, 2002-2005
• Developed and implemented an oral history research project on the California Labor School
• Worked on the planning of an exhibition in celebration of ROHO’s 50th Anniversary
• Coordinated ROHO’s New Directions in Oral History Speaker Series

CONFERENCE PAPERS, WORKSHOPS, AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS
Key Speaker, “’A Collaborator in That Uncertainty’: Artist Interviews and the SFMOMA Oral History Project” for the Artist Interview Workshop, Voices in Contemporary Art (VOCA), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2016

Workshop Leader, “Artist Interview Methodology Workshop for ANAGPIC Students,” Voices in Contemporary Art (VOCA), Harvard Art Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2016

Key Speaker, “Artist Interview Methodology Workshop for ANAGPIC Students,” Voices in Contemporary Art (VOCA), Winterthur / University of Delaware, April 2015

“’This is a People Business’ and the Narration of Institutional Change at Mary Washington Healthcare,” Presented at the Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) Conference, Camden, New Jersey, April 2015

“’We Were Union People.…I Forgot What Union That Is’: Remembering Organized Labor and the American Economy on the World War II Home Front, ” Presented at the American Studies Association Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2013

“Born Digital: Teaching Oral History to Create Public History,” Presented at A Joint Conference of The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) and Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR), College Park, Maryland, April 2013

“James v. Marinship: African American Workers’ Activism and the Limitations of Legal Strategies for Civil Rights in Post-World War II California,” Presented at the Western History Association Conference, Denver, Colorado, October 2012

Introduction to Centering the Left: Labor, Civil Rights, and Progressive Politics, Workshop, D.C. Working Class History Seminar, Washington, D.C., June 2012

Presenter, “Artist Interview Methodology Workshop,” International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – North America (INCCA-NA), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., April 2012

“Centering the Left: The Popular Front in the San Francisco Bay Area,” Presented on a panel on Liberalism and the Left in Metropolitan History, Los Angeles History and Metro Studies History Group, University of Southern California (USC) and The Huntington Library, Pasadena, California, February 2012

“Transforming Protest and Politics: Student Activism and Black Power in the San Francisco Bay Area,” Presented at the American Studies Association Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2011

“From Civil Rights to the Free Speech Movement: Intergenerational Solidarity in the San Francisco Bay Area During the 1960s,” Presented at the Organization of American Historians Conference, Houston, Texas, March 2011

“James Farmer at the University of Mary Washington: Teaching, Social Justice, and the Long Civil Rights Movement,” Presented at the Oral History Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2010

“‘Let’s Look in the Mirror’: The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Civil Rights Unionism in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1965,” Presented at the Pacific Coast Branch-American Historical Association Conference, Santa Clara, California, August 2010

“Unionism and Civil Rights in the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU): Bridging Activism from the 1940s to the 1960s in the San Francisco Bay Area,” Paper Workshop, The Newberry Library Seminar in Labor History, Chicago, Illinois, March 2010

“Teaching Labor and Learning Class Politics at the California Labor School, 1942-1957,” Presented at the North American Labor History Conference, Detroit, Michigan, October 2009

“Community Organizing, Civil Rights, and the Struggle Against Police Brutality in the San Francisco Bay Area During the 1940s and 1950s,” Presented at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2009

“Civil Rights Activism and the Persistence of Progressive Alliances in the Bay Area, 1956-1970,” Presented at the Oral History Association Conference, Oakland, California, October 2007

“Talking Back to the Party Line: Maintaining a Popular Front Orientation in California During the 1950s and 1960s,” Presented at the Southwest Oral History Association Conference, Fullerton, California, April 2007

“The International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s (ILWU) Commitment to Racial Equality and Labor Solidarity: A Historical Introduction,” Presented as Part of the Roundtable Discussion on “The ILWU’s Fight for Racial Equality and Labor Solidarity,” Pacific Northwest Labor History Association Conference, Olympia, Washington, June 2006

“Fighting ‘Nightstick Justice in Oakland’: Progressive Coalitions and Civil Rights Movements in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1949-1964,” Presented at the Thinking Through Action: Twentieth-Century Social Movements and Their Legacy Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 2005

“‘Bringing the Union to the Community and the Community to the Union’: The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Coalition Politics in the Bay Area,” Presented at the Pacific Coast Branch-American Historical Association Conference, San Jose, California, August 2004

“Pele deLappe: Art and Activism in San Francisco’s Popular Front,” Invited Paper Presented at the Bay Area Labor History Workshop, October 2003

“The California Labor School: Building Communities of Activism in the Post World War II San Francisco Bay Area,” Presented at the Oral History Association Conference, Bethesda, Maryland, October 2003

“The California Labor School and Radical Social Movements in the Post World War II San Francisco Bay Area,” Presented at the Southwest Labor Studies Association Conference, Berkeley, California, May 2003

“‘Education for Democracy and Peace’: The California Labor School and the Post World War II Popular Front,” Presented at the Making Social Movements: The British Marxist Historians and the Study of Social Movements Conference, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Ormskirk, United Kingdom, June 2002

“Building the Cadre: The Ford Hunger March and Black-Communist Party, USA (CPUSA) Relations in Detroit During the 1930s,” Presented at the American Studies Association Conference, Detroit, Michigan, October 2000

“The Crown Heights Riot of 1991: Race, Religion, and Cultural Studies,” Presented at the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards Conference, Division of the Humanities, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1997

HONORS AND AWARDS
Sabbatical Award, 2015-2016 (declined)
University of Mary Washington

Supplemental Faculty Development Grants, 2009-2016
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Mary Washington

Faculty Research Grant, 2014
University of Mary Washington

Summer Pedagogy Grant (co-recipient with Dr. Melina Patterson), 2014
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Mary Washington

Department-Level Instructional Innovation Grant, (co-recipient with Dr. Melina Patterson), 2014
Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation (CTE&I), University of Mary Washington

Jepson Fellowship, 2011-2012
University of Mary Washington

Center for Teaching and Learning Fellowship, 2010
University of Mary Washington

Faculty Development Grant, 2009
University of Mary Washington

Dissertation Fellowship, 2004
Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan

Nominated for the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Award, 2001
Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan

Dean’s Fellowship, 2001
Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan

Nominated for the Margaret and Paul Lurie Teaching Award, 2000
Honors Program, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan

First Year Doctoral Student Fellowship, 1998
Program in American Culture, University of Michigan

Dean’s Undergraduate Achievement Award for Senior Thesis, 1998
University of California, Santa Cruz

COURSES TAUGHT
University of Mary Washington
• Introduction to American Studies (AMST 201)
• Sophomore Seminar (AMST 202) — The Politics and Culture of the 1960s
• Junior Seminar (AMST 303) — Civil Rights and Documentary Film
• Junior Seminar (AMST 303) — The Long Civil Rights Movement
• Topics in American Studies (AMST 350M) — Healthcare Oral History
• Contemporary Issues (AMST450) — Prisons in America
• United States Labor History (HIST 308)
• Oral History and James Farmer (HIST 471C8)
• Oral History (HIST 441)
• James Farmer and the Struggle for Civil Rights / Race and Revolution (FSEM 100G4)

Sonoma State University
• Ethnicity in the Humanities (American Multicultural Studies 255), Spring 2008

University of California, Santa Cruz
• Oral History Research Methods (American Studies 105A), Summer 2007 and Summer 2006
• Key Concepts in American Studies (American Studies 100), Fall 2006
• United States Political Cultures (American Studies 80G), Summer 2006
• Labor in United States Society (American Studies 114C), Winter 2006
• Social Justice and Community: A First Year Writing Seminar (College Ten 80), Fall 2005

SERVICE
University of Mary Washington
• Faculty Fellow for Advising, Academic Services, 2015-2016
•American Studies Assessment Committee, Department of History and American Studies, 2010-2016
• Bachelor of Liberal Studies Committee (chair 2014-2015), College of Arts and Sciences, 2012-2015
• Co-Coordinator of the Social Research Colloquium, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011-2014
• Search Committee, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies, Department of History and American Studies, 2013
• First Year Advising, 2012-2013
• Digital Studies Minor Committee, 2012-2013
• University Academic Resources Advisory Committee, 2011-2012
• Social Justice Minor Committee, 2011-2012
• African American Studies Minor Committee, 2011-2012
• Campus Academic Resources Committee (chair 2010-2011), College of Arts and Sciences, 2009-2012
• Search Committee, Visiting Assistant Professor of United States History, 1783-1860 (Early Republic to Antebellum), Department of History and American Studies, 2009-2010

Professional Service
• Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR), At-Large Board Member, 2013-2016

Professional Service to the Community
• Consultant and interviewer for “An Oral History of Life Along the Rappahannock River,” 2015-2016
• Consultant for project development on “Tell Your Stafford Story” oral history project, The George Washington Foundation, in partnership with Stafford County, Virginia, 2013
• Consultant for project development on a World War II home front oral history project, Queens Memory Project Digital Archives, Queens Library, New York, 2013
• Lecture on “Rosie the Riveter and the World War II Home Front Oral History Project,” Arlington, Virginia, 2012
• Consultant for a potential oral history project on the restoration of Christ Historic Church in Irvington, Virginia, 2011

Professional Memberships
American Studies Association
Oral History Association
Organization of American Historians
Labor and Working Class History Association
Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Southern American Studies Association
Chesapeake American Studies Association

Updated on May 15, 2016