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Douglas Rossinow


  • Professor


  • Doctor of Philosophy, History
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Master of Arts, History
    Johns Hopkins University

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Spring 2024


Doug Rossinow is an historian and a professor in the Department of Ethnic, Gender, Historical, and Philosophical Studies at Metro State. He first joined Metro State faculty as an assistant professor of history in 1997. He has served as chair of the Department of History, Religious & Women’s Studies (2000–2003) and as chair of the Department of History (2008–2013). From 2019 to 2021, Rossinow served as Interim Dean in Metro State's College of Liberal Arts.

Rossinow teaches on a wide range of subjects, primarily but not exclusively in the field of U.S. history, including courses on religion and politics in America, the U.S.–Vietnam War, Palestine and Israel, the history of enslavement in North America, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the 1980s.

He was president of the Peace History Society during 2012-13, and recently he has served on both the Internationalization Committee and the Teaching Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Rossinow was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Oslo in Fall 2013, and he returned to Oslo during a leave of absence between 2016 and 2019, teaching and advising students pursuing BA, MA, and PhD degrees in history as well as developing and teaching courses on method and theory in a new Masters in International and Transnational History program.

Rossinow’s publications include The Politics of Authenticity: Liberalism, Christianity, and the New Left in America(1998), Visions of Progress: The Left-Liberal Tradition in America(2007), and The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s(2015), as well as the co-edited collections The United States since 1945: Historical Interpretations(2006), Outside In: The Transnational Circuitry of US History(2017), and The Religious Left in Modern America: Doorkeepers of a Radical Faith(2018). Currently he is writing Promised Land: The Worlds of American Zionism, 1942-2022.