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.

WRITINGS:

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.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

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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