Chris Rasmussen

Associate Professor of History

School of the Humanities

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Short Abstract

Chris Rasmussen graduated from Grinnell College and earned a PhD from Rutgers University.

He has taught American history at FDU since 2001, and delivered the Constitution Day lecture annually since 2005. Previously he has also taught at the University of Georgia, Princeton University, Rutgers University, the University of Nevada--Las Vegas, and the University of Vermont.


Recent and forthcoming publications:

Automatic Age: Coin Machines, Coin Men, and Consumer Culture (forthcoming)

Carnival in the Countryside: A History of the Iowa State Fair (2014)

"'This thing has ceased to be a joke:' The Veterans of Future Wars and the Meanings of Political Satire in the 1930s," Journal of American History, June 2016

"'A web of tension:' The 1967 New Brunswick protests," Journal of Urban History, January 2014.






University College

School of the Humanities
1000 River Road, (T-RH1-01)
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Courses taught:

History 1114   American History to 1865
History 1115   American History since 1865
History 2106   Ethical Debates in History
History 3106   Technology and Culture in American History
History 3107   U.S. Constitutional History
History 3129   U.S. History 1890-1945
History 3130   U.S. History since 1945
History 4400   Research in History