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Thomas Dublin

State University of New York Distinguished Professor
Co-director, Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender
Ph.D., Columbia University
U.S. labor and social history
Office: LT 810
Phone: (607) 777-2854

As a Distinguished Bartle Professor, Professor Dublin only teaches one course per year for the History Department and is no longer taking graduate students.

Recent or current undergraduate courses:

Recent or current graduate courses:

  • US Immigration and Ethnicity
  • Gender and Working Class History
  • Quantitative Methods for Historians
  • World Migrations

Significant Publications


  • Immigrant Voices: New Lives in America, 1773-1986 (University of Illinois Press, 2014).
    Second edition. Edited collection of immigrant letters, diaries, and reminiscences.
    First ed., 1993.
  • Women and Power in American History, (Prentice-Hall, 2008, third edition) co-edited with Kathryn Kish Sklar. Earlier editions, 1991, 2002.
  • The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century. Co-author with Walter Licht (Cornell University Press, 2005).
    • Co-Winner of 2006 Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians.
    • Winner of the 2006 Philip S. Klein Award of the Pennsylvania Historical Association.
  • When the Mines Closed: Stories of Struggles in Hard Times (Cornell University Press, 1998). Edited oral history narratives and photographs from the anthracite region of Pennsylvania.
  • Becoming American, Becoming Ethnic: College Students Explore Their Roots (Temple University Press, 1996). Edited collection of undergraduates' writing on their own ethnicity.
  • Transforming Women's Work: New England Lives in the Industrial Revolution (Cornell University Press, 1994; ppbk. ed., 1995). A New York Times "Notable Book of the Year, 1994."
  • Farm to Factory: Women's Letters, 1830-1860 (Columbia University Press, 1981; second ed., 1993).
  • Women at Work: The Transformation of Work and Community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860 (Columbia University Press, 1979; second ed., 1994).

Recent Articles:

  • "Creating Meaning in a Sea of Information: The Women and Social Movements Web Sites," in Writing History in the Digital Age, edited by Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki (University of Michigan Press, 2013). Co-author with Kathryn Kish Sklar. Online version at;rgn=div1;view=fulltext;xc=1#7.2.
  • "How Did Feminism Contribute to the Transformation of Radical Theater in the United States,
    1966-1983?" Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, 17:1 (March 2013) at, co-authored with Melody James.

  • “The New Labor History, the New Media, and New Challenges,” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 7:2 (May 2010), 83-96.
  • How Did Elisabeth Freeman's Publicity Skills Promote Woman Suffrage, Antilynching, and the Peace Movement, 1909-1919?” two parts, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, 12:2 (July 2008) at
  • "Gender and Economic Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region, 1920 - 1970," pp. 329-40 in Jean R. Soderland and Catherine S. Parzynski, eds. Backcountry Crucibles: The Lehigh Valley from Settlement to Steel (Bethlehem, Penn.: Lehigh University Press, 2008), co-authored with Walter Licht.


Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Distinguished Lecturer, Binghamton University, October 2007
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute for Women's Studies, Tokyo Woman's Christian University, June 2007
  • Elected to membership, American Antiquarian Society, 2006
  • Co-Winner of Merle Curti Award, 2006
  • Winner of Philip S. Klein Award, 2006
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 2006
  • Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, 2005-2006
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 2000
  • Residential Fellow, Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion at Yale, 2000-2001
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000
  • Society of American Historians, 1992
  • Bancroft Prize for Women at Work, 1980
  • Merle Curti Award for Women at Work, 1980

Recent Professional Activities

  • Member, Lerner-Scott Prize Committee, O.A.H., 2014-2015
  • Chair, Dunning Prize Committee, AHA, 2009
  • Member, Editorial Board, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 2008-2010
  • Judge, Theodore Saloutos Prize, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2006-2008
  • Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession, Organization of American Historians, 2005-2009
The Face of Decline Women and Power in American History When the Mines Closed Transforming Women's Work Immigrant Voices Farm to Factory: Women's Letters Women at Work Out of Shadow

Last Updated: 12/13/17