Charles Shindo

Charles J. Shindo

Luke V. Guarisco Professor of American History
250H Himes Hall


Courses Taught

U.S. History Since 1865; America in the Teens and Twenties; Age of FDR; History of Popular Culture of America; Asian American History; Undergraduate and Graduate Seminars in History


Current Research Interests

Science Fiction and American History


Interested in Directing Theses On

20th century U.S. Cultural History



B.A. University of Southern California, 1984; M.A. Cal State Fullerton, 1987; Ph.D. University of Rochester, 1992


Awards and Honors

2003 Roselyn Boneno Award for Teaching; 1998 Caroline Bancroft Prize, Western History Department, Denver Public Library


Notable Articles

“Myth of the Dust Bowl,” Wilson Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 4 (Autumn 2000): 25-30



Dust Bowl Migrants in the American Imagination (University Press of Kansas, 1997)

1927 and the Rise of Modern America (University Press of Kansas, 2010)