Dr. Andrew Hartman
- Awards & Honors
Andrew Hartman is Professor of History at Illinois State University, where he teaches courses in U.S. intellectual, cultural, and political history, as well as courses in the philosophy of history, historiography, and pedagogy. Professor Hartman received his Ph.D. in History from the George Washington University in 2006. Hartman is from Denver and is married to Erica Hartman. They have two sons, Asa and Eli.
390.001History-Social Science Teaching Methodology II
390.002History-Social Science Teaching Methodology II
390.003History-Social Science Teaching Methodology II
499.002Independent Research For The Master's Thesis
496.001Philosophy Of History And Historiography
136.001History Of The United States Since 1865
Teaching Interests & Areas
Professor Hartman teaches all range of 20th-century US History courses. He is also interested in historiography and the philosophy of history, and regularly teaches that at the graduate level. Hartman is also one of the history department's history-social science education specialists, stemming from his experience as a high school social studies teacher in the Denver area.
Research Interests & Areas
Andrew Hartman's first book, Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008. Hartman’s second book, A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015 and has been widely reviewed in popular and academic journals ranging from The Wall Street Journal and New Republic to the American Historical Review and Reviews in American History. A second edition of A War for the Soul of America, with a new conclusion, was published in 2019. Hartman is currently at work on his third book, Karl Marx in America, which is contracted to be published by the University of Chicago Press. Be on the lookout for that book in 2022 or 2023.
Hartman won Illinois State University's Outstanding University Researcher Award in 2020. He is also the winner of two Fulbright Awards. Hartman was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark for the 2013-14 academic year, and he is the Fulbright British Library Eccles Center Research Scholar for the 2018-19 academic year. He is an editorial advisor for the University of Chicago Press, and is an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer for the 2015-2021 period. He was the founding President of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH), and he wrote for the Society’s award-winning blog from 2007 until his retirement from the blog in 2018.
Hartman has been published in a host of academic and popular venues, including the Washington Post, Baffler, Chronicle of Higher Education, American Historian, Journal of American Studies, Reviews in American History, Journal of Policy History, Salon, Jacobin, Bookforum, and In These Times.
Hartman co-hosts a podcast dedicated to politics, ideas, and history, titled "Trotsky and the Wild Orchids."