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JEFFREY HELGESON, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae Assistant Professor Department of History Texas State University-San Marcos 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 Phone 512.245.2183 Email: jh221@txstate.edu EDUCATION 2008 2003 2003 1996 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of History, "Striving in Black Chicago: Migration, Work, and the Politics of Neighborhood Change, 1935 to 1965." Dissertation Director: Dr. Eric Arnesen Cornell University: School of Criticism and Theory, Seminar with Dr. Etienne Balibar: "Racism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of History. B.A. Macalester College, (cum laude).

ACADEMIC POSITIONS 20102008-10 2009 2009 2008-09 2008-09 2007-08 Texas State University - San Marcos, Assistant Professor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Visiting Lecturer in Labor and Employment Relations. Cornell University ILR School, Visiting Assistant Professor (Summer Term). University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Lecturer, Labor Education Program, 63rd Annual Steelworkers' Institute University of Illinois at Chicago, Visiting Assistant Professor Lake Forest College, Lecturer in History and African American Studies Roosevelt University, Adjunct Instructor in History and African American Studies

PUBLICATIONS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS · Striving in Black Chicago: Ambition, Activism, and Accommodation from the New Deal to Harold Washington, under contract with the University of Chicago Press, Historical Studies of Urban America, James R. Grossman, Timothy J. Gilfoyle, and Becky M. Nicolaides, eds. "`Who are you America but Me?': The American Negro Exposition, 1940," Black Chicago Renaissance: A Second Awakening, 1930-1970, ed. Darlene Clark Hine. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, Forthcoming). The Labor Trail: A Guide to Chicago's Labor and Working-Class History (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, Under Development). "Review of Paul Michel Taillon, Good, Reliable, White Men: Railroad Brotherhoods, 18771917," Business History Review (Forthcoming). "Labor and Livelihood," American Centuries: The Ideas, Issues, and Trends that Made U.S. History, Volume V, Robert Johnston, ed. (Facts on File, Forthcoming). "Chicago's Labor Trail: Labor History as Collaborative Public History," International Labor and Working-Class History, 76:1 (2009), pp. 60-64.

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"Review of Davarian L. Baldwin, Chicago's New Negroes, and Adam Green, Selling the Race," Urban History 35:3 (December 2008). "A Brief History of North Lawndale," The Chicago Greystone in Historic North Lawndale, Feldman, Roberta and Jim Wheaton, eds., (Chicago, IL: City Design Center, College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006), pp. 63-73. Eric Arnesen, ed., Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working Class History, (Taylor & Francis, November 2006): "Don't Buy Where You Can't Work Campaigns;" "The Future Outlook League;" "Laborers' International Union of North America;" "The National Labor Relations Board;" "The National Urban League;" "Portal-to-Portal Pay;" "The Unemployed Leagues, 1930s." "Shaping the State, the City, and Its Suburbs: Review of Roger Biles, Illinois: A History of the Land and Its People (2006); Timothy B. Spears, Chicago Dreaming: Midwesterners and the City, 1871-1919 (2006); and Ann Durkin Keating, Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age (2006)," Chicago Tribune, April 2, 2006. Steven Reich, ed., Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006): "American Negro Exposition, 1940;" "Amiri Baraka (Le Roi Jones);" "Chicago Renaissance;" "Chicago School of Sociology;" "Deindustrialization;" "Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.;" "Tolan Commission on the Migration of Destitute Citizens." "Review of Robert Rodgers Korstad, Civil Rights Unionism," International Labor and WorkingClass History 68 (Fall 2005). "Report on the 2004 Midwest Labor and Working-Class History Colloquium," International Labor and Working-Class History 67 (Spring 2005). "The Labor Trail: Chicago's History of Working-Class Life and Struggle," December 2004.

CONFERENCES · "The Edge of the Second Ghetto: The Politics of Development in Chicago's Black Metropolis After World War II," Panel Scheduled for Urban History Association Converence, Las Vegas, NV, October 23, 2010. "A Decent Place to Live: The Politics of Community Development in Postwar Black Chicago," Panel Scheduled for Social Science History Association Conference, November 19, 2010, Chicago, IL. "Striving in Black Chicago: The Second Great Migration and 20th-Century Urban Political Culture," Panel Scheduled for Organization of American Historians Conference, Houston, TX, March 2011. "The Politics of Home: Black Women and the Second Great Migration in Chicago," Labor and Working Class History Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 2009. "Remaking the Black Metropolis: Migration and Community Building in Chicago, 1935-1965," Urban History Association Conference, Houston, Texas, November 8, 2008. "`They Keep Us Moving All the While': The Politics of Migration in Black Chicago, 19351965," The Historical Society Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, June 5, 2008. "`Will `our people' be any better off?': Spaces of Opportunity in Black Chicago," Newberry Library Labor History Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, March 14, 2008. "Migration Neighborhoods: Mapping Opportunity in Black Chicago, 1938-1947," Chicago History Museum Urban History Seminar, February 7, 2008. "Visualizing History: Charting the Past with Digital Maps," American Association of State and Local History Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, September 8, 2007.

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"`Modern in Every Respect': Black Chicago's Culture of Class Mobility, 1941-1949," WorkingClass Studies Association Conference, Macalester College, June 14, 2007. "`Knock the Slum Out of Housing': Community Building in Black Chicago, 1941-1947," Midwest Labor and Working-Class History Colloquium, University of Iowa, April 7, 2007. Panel Moderator, "Working-Class Political Formation," Midwest Labor and Working-Class History Colloquium, University of Iowa, April 7, 2007. "`Hidden to the Casual Observer': Social Science and Neighborhood Uplift in the Black Metropolis, 1937-1956," Social Science History Association Conference, Portland, Oregon, November 5, 2005. "The American People in Wartime: Up From the South, 1914-1918," Pritzker Military Library, Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 2005. "Will `Our People' Be Any Better Off?': Black Migrants and the Fight to Win the Peace in Chicago, 1945-46," North American Labor History Conference, Wayne State, October 22, 2005. "`The Great and Continuing Pressure of Migration': Neighborhood Politics in Bronzeville, 19371956," Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, May 14, 2005. "`The Great and Continuing Pressure of Migration': Neighborhood Politics in Bronzeville, 19401960," Purdue University American Studies Spring Symposium, March 4, 2005. "Migration, Culture, and Society: African-Americans in Chicago, 1935-54," Midwest Labor and Working-Class History Colloquium, April 18, 2004. Forum Moderator, "Is It Labor History or Working-Class History?" Midwest Labor and Working-Class History Colloquium, April 17, 2004. "The Country in the City: Images of Progress at the American Negro Exposition, 1940," Macalester College American Studies Conference, "Fifty Years Since Brown v. Board of Education: Where Are We Now?" February 14, 2004. "`Put on Your Best Bib and Tucker,' Respectability and Equality in the Chicago Urban League, 1944-1953," Missouri Valley History Conference, March 7, 2003, and UIC Graduate Student Conference, February 28, 2003.

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS 2006-07 2006 2005-06 2005 2004-05 2003 2001-02 Marion S. Miller Dissertation Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago. Graduate Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science. Marion S. Miller Dissertation Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago. Social Science History Association Rockefeller Award. Second Year of University Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stanley Fish Fellowship, Cornell University School of Criticism & Theory. First Year of University Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE · Organized panel, "The Making of the Second Great Migration to Chicago," with Dr. James R. Grossman commenting. Labor and Working Class History Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 2009. Manuscript Peer Reviewer, Labor Studies, March 2010. Member of Steering Committee of the Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies, 2008-present. Volunteer Administrative Director, "The Labor Trail: Chicago's History of Working-Class Life and Struggle," and "The Interactive Labor Trail" at www.labortrail.org, 2006-present.

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UIC History Department Graduate Student Colloquia, Founded, administered, and presented at monthly colloquia, 2004-2008. Graduate Student-Faculty Liason, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of History, 20042005. Graduate Student Council, UIC History Department Representative, 2002-2003. History Graduate Society, University of Illinois at Chicago, Elected President, 2001-2002.

MEDIA INTERVIEWS Television: · Appeared on the British Broadcasting Company's "Who Do You Think You Are?" episode detailing the family history of British actress Zoë Wanamaker, February 2009. Interviewed regarding the 1910-1911 garment industry strike and immigrant communities in early-twentiethcentury Chicago. Radio: · Interviewed by Alison Cuddy on Chicago Public Radio's news program, Eight-Forty-Eight, "The History of Labor Organizing and the Employee Free Choice Act," March 10, 2009. · Appeared on WGN-Radio Chicago, "Labor Day and the Labor Trail," segment on the Nick Digilio Show, September 1, 2007. · Interviewed by Steve Edwards on Chicago Public Radio's news program, Eight-Forty-Eight, "The History of the Chicago Urban League," February 21, 2006. Newspapers/Magazines: · Jake Malooley, "Wrath: Rage Against the Machine: Stroll the Stratified Streets of Pullman for a Look at a Seminal Moment in Labor-Union History," Time Out Chicago, September 18-24, 2008. · Cameron McWhirter for "Trail Tracks Chicago Labor Roots," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 1, 2008. · C. T. Ballentine for: "Hard Labor Made Easy," UR Chicago, June 7, 2007. · Yolanda Perdomo, "Labor on the March," Chicago Journal, November 15, 2006. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS · · · · · · · · · Chicago's Labor Trail Bus Tour, Invited by Dr. Robert Johnston for his Teaching American History Group, June 30, 2010. Chicago's Long Gilded Age, Bus Tour for Newberry Library, June 15, 2010. May Day and Haymarket, Bus Tour for the Chicago History Museum, May 1, 2010. Chicago Labor History Tour: The City & Workers that Changed the Nation, Bus Tour for the Chicago Metro History Education Center, April 24, 2010. "Chicago's Ethnic History," Bus Tour for the Chicago Metro History Education Center, October 27, 2009. Chicago's Labor History Bus Tour for the Labor and Working Class History Association Conference, May 30, 2009. "Union Row and Black Workers on the Labor Trail," Presented in conjunction with the Study of the United States Institute for Secondary Educators (SUSI), June 21, 2008. "The Labor Trail: Political Geography in the Classroom," Presented as part of Geography Awareness Week, Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois, November 16, 2007. "The Labor Trail in the Calumet Region," Co-presented with Dr. Leon Fink, Calumet Heritage Partnership, Chicago, Illinois, October 13, 2007.

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"Using the Labor Trail as a Tool for Labor Archives," Co-presented with Dr. Leon Fink, Labor Archives Roundtable, Society of American Archivists Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 29, 2007. "The Labor Trail and Chicago Immigration History," Dominican University, Chicago, Illinois, July 10, 2007. "Labor and Civil Rights Bus Tour," Midwest Sociological Society Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 2007. "Introduction to the Interactive Labor Trail, www.labortrail.org," Chicago Metro History Education Center, December 7, 2006. Launch of the "Interactive Labor Trail, www.labortrail.org," Roosevelt University, November 10, 2006. "Labor Trail Bus Tour," Chicago Metro History Education Center, June 21, 2006. "Labor Trail Bus Tour," The Planners Network National Conference, June 9, 2006. "A Virtual Tour of the Labor Trail," Chicago Chapter of the American Association of University Women at UIC, April 8, 2006. "Labor Trail Bus Tour," Connecting American History Project of the Chicago Public Schools, April 7, 2006. "Labor Trail Bus Tour," Newberry Library, May 21, 2005. "Virtual Tour of the Labor Trail," Mess Hall Community and Art Center, Rogers Park Neighborhood in Chicago, April 29, 2005. "Introducing the Labor Trail," Mess Hall Community and Art Center, Rogers Park Neighborhood in Chicago, March 19, 2005. "The Labor Trail: Chicago's History of Working-Class Life and Struggle," Launch Event at Columbia College, February 18, 2005. "Mapping Chicago's Labor and Working-Class History," Newberry Library Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History, April 28, 2004.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2007 2005-07 2003-06 2001-05 2002 1999-2001 Graduate Assistant, Designed and Authored Online Exhibit Based on the Chicago Urban League Collection, "Fight School Segregation! Building a Protest Movement in Chicago, 1961-1966." Special Collections, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, Historical Advisor, Grant Oversight. Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies, Administrative Director, "The Labor Trail: Chicago's History of Working-Class Life and Struggle," and "The Interactive Labor Trail" at www.labortrail.org,. University of Illinois at Chicago, Research Assistant, Dr. Eric Arnesen, January 2004 - July 2005; Research Assistant, Dr. Richard John, June, 2002 - December, 2002; Research Assistant, Dr. Barbara Ransby, August 2001 - April, 2002. The Gilder Lehrman Collection, Freelance Research Associate. The Gilder Lehrman Collection, Research Associate.

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