Andrew T Darien

Andrew T Darien

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: SB-102C
Phone: 978-542-7518

Professional Interests

Modern United States History; Social and Political History; Oral History; New York City Police Department; Historical Methodology


Teaching Areas: Modern U.S. History, 1945-Present; Modern U.S. History, 1890-1945; Oral History; Seminar in 20th Century United States History; History of Violence; Historiography; Modern World History; The Sixties

Graduate Coordinator, M.A. History Program

Faculty Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta, History Honors Society  

Selected Publications

New York's Finest: Integration and Identity in the New York City Police Department, 1941-75, Forthcoming

"Hearts, Minds and Voices: Oral History in the Vietnam War," in eds. Austin, Tully, Masur, Teaching the Vietnam War, University of Wisconsin, Forthcoming

"Student, Citizen, Soldier: Oral History and Student Veterans," The Sextant, Spring 2010

"Historicizing & Humanizing Historians: Oral History and History Faculty," American Historical Association Perspectives, 2008

Book Review, White, Ethnic, New York: Jews, Catholics and the Shaping of Postwar Politics, by Joshua Zeitz, Kentucky Historical Society, Forthcoming, 2008

"The Alter Ego of the Patrolman: Policewomen and the Discourse of Difference in the New York City Police Department," in Women's Studies, 2002.

Review of Zero Tolerance: Quality of Life and the New Police Brutality in New York City, by Andrea McArdle (editor) in Contemporary Justice Review, Winter, 2002.

"Police Fraternity and the Politics of Race and Class in New York City, 1941-1960," Regional Labor History Review, Spring, 2000.

Selected Presentations

"The Silent Majority Strikes Back: The Backlash of the New York Policemen's Benevolent Association," New England Historical Association, Boston, Fall 2011

"World Historians Speak Out: Pedagogy, Politics, and Perspectives," Documentary and Round Table Discussion, WHA Annual Meeting, San Diego, June 2010

"Local, National, and International: Strategies for Teaching World History through Local Sources," Mid-Atlantic World History Association, Florham Park, NJ, October 12-13, 2007

"Generational Links: The Craft of Oral History and the Salem State Oral History Project, "Oral History Association, Little Rock, AK, October 25-29, 2006

"The Double Victory Campaign: Black Soldiers and Police Officers During World War II," New England American Studies Conference, Portland, ME, September 25-26

"Identity in the NYPD," Boston Immigration and Urban Society, Boston, MA April 28, 2005

"Race, Rioting, and Police in New York City," Organization of American Historians, Memphis, TN, 2003

"The Forgotten Americans: Ethnic Networks and Labor in Postwar America"," North American Labor History Conference, Detroit, MI, October, 1999

"Engendering Labor: Identity and Work in 20th Century America," Women and Power Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, February, 1999

"Objectivity and Truth in Oral History: Interviewing Methodology With Members of the NYPD," Oral History Association, New Orleans, LA, September, 1997

"Patrolling the Borders: Identity and Patrol Work in the NYPD," Conference on New York State History, Saratoga Springs, NY, May, 1997