Sean Cashbaugh

Education:

University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., American Studies, 2016.

Certification in the Graduate Portfolio Program in Cultural Studies, Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

Dissertation Title:  A Cultural History Beneath the Left:  Politics, Art, and the Emergence of the Underground During the Cold War.

Qualifying Exam Fields (passed with distinction):  American Civilization, Cultural Studies, Cinema Studies, Twentieth Century Political Aesthetics.

University of Texas at Austin, M.A., American Studies, 2010.

The College of William and Mary, B.A., English, Cum Laude, 2008.

Professional Appointments

Postdoctoral Lecturer, Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University, Fall 2018–Present.

Refereed Articles

“Marxism and American Culture,” Syllabus 7, no. 1 (Spring 2018). https://syllabusjournal.org/index.php/syllabus/article/view/233

“Hipness Left  Behind: White Encounters with Hip in the Early Twentieth Century,” Quarterly Horse: A Journal of Brief American Studies 1, no. 2 (Winter 2017). http://www.quarterlyhorse.org/winter17/cashbaugh.

“A Paradoxical, Discrepant, and Mutant Marxism: The Emergence of a Radical Science Fiction in the American Popular Front,” The Journal for the Study of Radicalism 10, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 63-106.

Essays in Edited Collections

“Wrecking a Sentence.” In Pocket Instructor: Writing, edited by Amanda Irwin Wilkins and Keith Shaw. Princeton: Princeton University Press (Forthcoming).

Reviews

Review of Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory by Enzo Traverso. H-Socialisms, H-Net Reviews (January 2018). http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=49069.

Reprinted at Berfrois, 5 February 2018, http://www.berfrois.com/2018/02/ sean-cashbaugh-left-nostalgia/.

Review of Left of the Left: My Memories of Sam Dolgoff by Anatole Dolgoff. H-Socialisms, H-Net Reviews (February 2017). http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=47425.

Review of American Pulp: How Pulp Magazines Brought Modernism to Main Street by Paula Rabinowitz. Science & Society: A Journal of Marxist Thought and Analysis 80, no. 3 (July 2016): 422-424.

Review of Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity, and the Commons by Max Haiven. Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society 17, no. 4 (December 2014): 611-615.

Review of Atomic Comics: Cartoonists Confront the Nuclear World by Ferenc Morton Szasz.   H-War, H-Net Reviews. September, 2012.

Review of Race in American Science Fiction by Isiah Lavender III, Ethnic and Third World Literature Review of Books 12 (Spring 2012).

Selected Other Writing

“Mapping and Understanding the Emergence of the Underground,” Fresh Pickin’s, 19 May 2014, http://blogs.lib.uconn.edu/archives/.

Guarantee Me You’ll Bring This Corporation Down: Narrative Closure and Resident Evil’s Anti-Corporate Politics.” 22 May 2013, In Media Res, http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr.

Hashtagged Why Austin.”  The End of Austin, Vol. 3, Summer 2013, http://endofaustin.com.

Interviewer, “A Conversation with Thor,” Interview with musician and artist Thor Harris, The End of Austin, Vol. 2, Winter 2012, http://endofaustin.com.

Grants, Honors, and Awards

Continuing Dissertation University Fellowship, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2015–2016.

University of Texas Professional Development Grant, Office of Graduate Studies, to attend the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Annual Meeting, 2015.

Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Travel Grant, Archives and Special Collections, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut, 2014.

Dissertation Kick-Off Research Award, Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2013.

University of Texas Professional Development Grant, Office of Graduate Studies, to attend the American Studies Association’s Annual Meeting, 2013.

University of Texas Professional Development Grant, Office of Graduate Studies, to attend the Annual Meeting of Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2013.

Outstanding Masters Report (nominee), Graduate School of the University of Texas at Austin, 2010.

Conference Experience

Presenter, “Shouting Four Letter Words at Home: Obscene Aesthetics and the Imagined Space of the Nation.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 20 November 2016.

Session Chair and Presenter, “One Nation Underground: Cold War Culture and the Spatiality of Hip,” Southwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 12 February 2015.

Presenter, “Orientation and Resonance in a Radical Imaginary:  Avant-Garde, Underground, Occupy,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 22 November 2013.

Presenter, “From Vaudeville to Punk Pranks:  Performance and Authorship in the Work of Harmony Korine,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 7 March 2013.

Presenter, “Early Science Fiction Fandom’s Global Imaginary:  Empire and the International Scientific Association,” Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association National Conference, San Antonio, TX, 21 April 2011.

Presenter, “Trash Humpers or, Harmony Korine’s New Folk Heroes,” New York Metro American Studies Association Annual Conference, “Dirt,” New York, NY, Hunter College, 4 December 2010.

Presenter, “Go-Go D.C. Hardcore:  Punk Rock and Race in the District of Columbia,” American Studies Graduate Student Conference, Austin, TX, University of Texas at Austin, 8 October 2010.

Presenter, “Becoming ‘Mutant’ in the Popular Front:  The Michelist Movement and the Emergence of Radical Science Fiction Fandom,” Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, 13 February 2010.

Presenter, “A ‘Mutant’ Popular Front:  The Michelist Movement and the Rhetoric of Radical Science Fiction Unity,” American Studies Graduate Student Conference, “Division Street U.S.A.,” Austin, TX, University of Texas at Austin, 24 September 2009.

Panel Moderator, “TV, Technology, and Everyday Life,” Flow Conference 2008, FlowTV, Austin, TX, University of Texas at Austin, 11 October 2008.

Campus Presentations

Presenter, “Motive and American Studies,” Higher-ed Ventures, Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 28 February 29.

Invited Speaker (with Dr. Randolph Lewis and Carrie Andersen), “The End of Austin is Just the Beginning,” 47th Annual Chancellor’s Council Meeting and Symposium, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2 May 2014.

Invited Round Table Participant, “Defining Public Scholarship,” Engaging Academia:  Spotlight on Public Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX,  10 December 2013.

Teaching Experience

Lecturer, Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University
–   American Dissent, Fall 2018–Present.

Adjunct Instructor, College of Arts and Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology
–   Writing and Communication, Fall 2017–Spring 2018.

Instructor, Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
–  Marxism and American Culture, Fall 2013–Spring 2015.

Instructor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin
–  Rhetoric of Science Fiction, Fall 2011–Spring 2012.
–  Rhetoric and Writing, Fall 2010–Spring 2011.

Writing Center Experience

Faculty Writing Center Fellow, Writing Center, Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University, Summer 2019.

Professional Writing Consultant, Writing and Communications Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, Fall 2016–Spring 2018.

Writing Consultant, Undergraduate Writing Center, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2010–Spring 2012.

Teaching Assistant Experience

Introduction to American Studies (with Dr. Eric Covey), Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Summer 2013.

Introduction to American Studies (with Dr. Lily Laux), Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Spring 2013.

Main Currents of American Culture Since 1865 (with Dr. Randolph Lewis), Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2012.

Contemporary Moral Problems (with Dr. Charles Krecz), Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2009–Fall 2009.

Business, Ethics, and Public Policy (with Dr. Charles Krecz), Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2008.

Assessment Experience

Business Writing Rater, School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, Fall 2016.

College Readiness Assignment Rater, School of Undergraduate Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Summer 2013.

Undergraduate Writing Rater, School of Undergraduate Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Summer 2013.

Editorial Experience

Editor-at-Large, The End of Austin, Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, http://endofaustin.com, Fall 2015–Spring 2016.

Member, Editorial Collective, The End of Austin, Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, http://endofaustin.com, Fall 2012–Spring 2015.

Co-Editor, Praxis:  A Writing Center Journal, University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Writing Center, http://projects.uwc.utexas.edu/praxis/, Fall 2010–Spring 2012.

Column Editor, FlowTV, Department of Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin, http://flowtv.org/, Fall 2008–Spring 2009.

Selected Workshops Lead

“Preparing to Publish,” Writing and Communications Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, 5 October 2017.

“Professional Presentations,” Writing and Communications Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, 28 September 2017.

“Technical Writing,” Writing and Communications Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, 21 September 2017.

“Professional Development Workshop: Applying, Preparing, and Teaching Your Own Course as a Graduate Student,” Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 22 October 2014.

“Professional Development Workshop: The American Studies Ph.D. Qualifying Exam,” Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 21 February 2013.

Service

Hiring Committee (Postdoctoral Lecturer), Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Spring 2019.

Undergraduate Student Mentor, Mary W. George Freshman Research Conference, Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Fall 2018.

Professional Development Mentor, Undergraduate Writing Center, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2011–Spring 2012.

Panel Committee Chair, American Studies Graduate Student Conference, “Fault Lines,” University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, October 7–8, 2010.

Volunteer Coordinator/Infrastructure Committee Member, American Studies Graduate Student Conference, “Division Street U.S.A.,” University of Texas at Austin, September 24–25, 2009.

Professional Memberships

American Studies Association
Modern Language Association
Cultural Studies Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication

 

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