Kathy J. Ogren
Professor of History and
Director, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies
B. A., Scripps College, 1977, American Studies
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1986, History
Office: Bekins Hall, Room 112
Teaching interests through departmental courses and the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies:
Late 19th and 20th c. social and cultural history of the U.S., with emphasis on jazz and American culture, African American, women and the family, and the North American West.
Awards and Prizes:
Outstanding Teaching Award from University of Redlands Faculty Review Committee, 1996;
Outstanding Research Award 1990;
American Society of Composers and Publishers(ASCAP) Deems Tayler Award for The Jazz Revolution 1990;
Graves Foundation Research Award, 1990-92.
Representative Publications and Professional Activity:
Hard Travelin’ and Still Havin’ a Good Time: Innovative Living and Learning in the Johnston Center, 1979-2004, editor, with Bill McDonald, (Trafford Press, 2004);
Consultant, WGBH Boston, “The Devil’s Music,” aired February 2000 on PBS;
The Jazz Revolution: Twenties America and the Meaning of Jazz, (Oxford University Press, 1989);
"Coming Full Circle in the Land of Northern Mysteries," Dry Crik Review, (Winter-Spring), 1994;
"Debating With Beethoven: Understanding the Fear of Early Jazz," in America's Musical Pulse: Popular Music in Twentieth Century Society, ed. Kenneth J. Bindas, (Greenwood Press, 1992);
"What Is Africa To Me? African Strategies in the Harlem Renaissance," in Imaging Home: Class, Culture, and Nationalism in the African Diaspora, eds. Sidney Lemelle and Robin D.G. Kelley, (Verso Press, 1994);
"Jazz Isn't Just Me": Jazz Autobiographies as Performance Personas," in Jazz in Mind: Essays on the History and Meanings of Jazz, eds. Reginald Buckner and Steven Weiland, (Wayne State University Press, 1991).
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