Harp, Stephen L. 1964-

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Harp, Stephen L. 1964-

PERSONAL: Born May 6, 1964, in LaGrange, IN; son of Gregory and Sara Harp; married Lisa Bansen (a professor), July 15, 1989; children: Sarah, Marie. Ethnicity: “White.” Education: Attended University of Strasbourg, 1984-85; Manchester College, B.A., 1986; Indiana University—Bloomington, M.A. (history) and M.A. (French), both 1988, Ph.D., 1993. Politics: Democrat. Hobbies and other interests: Running.

ADDRESSES: Home—Akron, OH. Office—Department of History, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1902. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: University of Akron, Akron, OH, assistant professor, 1993-98, associate professor, 1998-2003, professor of history, 2003—, sponsor and member of editorial board of the university Web site H-France, 2000—, department chair, 2002-05.

MEMBER: American Historical Association, Social Science History Association, Society for French Historical Studies, Western Society for French History (member of executive council, 2000—), Phi Alpha Theta.

AWARDS, HONORS: German Academic Exchange Service, grant for Germany, 1988, fellowship, 1990-91; grants from Spencer Foundation, 1994, 1997; fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1999-2000.


Learning to Be Loyal: Primary Schooling as Nation Building in Alsace and Lorraine, 1850-1940, Northern Illinois University Press (DeKalb, IL), 1998.

Marketing Michelin: Advertising and Cultural Identity in Twentieth-Century France, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2001.

Contributor to books, including Education and Cultural Transmission: Historical Studies of Continuity and Change in Families, Schooling, and Youth Cultures, edited by Johan Sturm and others, [Ghent, Belgium], 1996; National Stereotypes in Perspective: Americans in France, Frenchmen in America, edited by William Chew, Rodopi (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2001; Histories of Leisure, edited by Rudy Koshar, Berg (New York, NY), 2002; Historicizing Lifestyle: Mediating Taste, Consumption, and Identity from the 1900s to 1970s, edited by David Bell and Joanne Hollows, Ash-gate Publishing (Aldershot, England), 2006; and Creating Identities in Modern France, edited by Sarah A. Curtis and Kevin J. Callahan. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Historian.



American Historical Review, April, 1999, Robert Gildea, review of Learning to Be Loyal: Primary Schooling as Nation Building in Alsace and Lorraine, 1850-1940, p. 660.

European History Quarterly, October, 1999, Sharif Gemie, review of Learning to Be Loyal, p. 601.

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