Current Faculty

Richard Schneirov


education:  Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 1984

office:  Stalker Hall 308


phone:  (812) 237-2719

Office hours:  T/TH 11:00-11:30 AM or by appt.

Faculty Profile

Richard Schneirov received his Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University in 1984. He has taught history at Indiana State University since 1989 and has lectured in Germany and China. His teaching and research interests include labor and working-class history, American politics, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the 1960s counterculture and protest movements.  His book, Labor and Urban Politics: Class Conflict and the Origins of Modern Liberalism in Chicago, 1864-97 (University of Illinois Press, 1998) was awarded the Urban History Association’s prize for Best Book in North American Urban History published in 1998. He is a member of the editorial boards of two journals.  In 2004 Professor Schneirov was the recipient of the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award. Altogether, he has published six books and three edited collections.  His latest books are Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction (with John B. Jentz) in 2012 and Democracy as a Way of Life in America:  A History (with Gaston Fernandez) in 2013.  Since 1996, Professor Schneirov has been an officer in the ISU chapter and Indiana Conference of the American Association of University Professors.

Courses Taught at ISU:

HIST - 336 - 1960s: Counterculture and Protest
HIST 415/515 - Gilded Age - Progressive Era (1877 - 1919)
HIST 433/533 - History of Labor in the United States
HIST 408/508 - Nation-Building, Development and Democracy in the Modern World
HIST 610 - Graduate Seminar in Course Preparation
HIST 622 - Graduate Seminar in U.S. Popular Movements
HIST 623 - Graduate Seminar on the Gilded Age - Progressive Era