Kevin M. Schultz
Assistant Professor
History Department
UIC


 

Profile:
Professor Schultz teaches 20th-century American history and has special interests in religion, ethnoracial history, and American intellectual and cultural life.  He has a joint appointment with UIC's program in Catholic Studies.  He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2005 and was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture from 2005-2007. Prof Schultz is the author of two books, HIST: A U.S. History Primer (Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2010), a college-level textbook, and Tri-Faith America: How Postwar Catholics and Jews Helped America Realize its Protestant Promise (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). Professor Schultz has had essays on post-World War II America appear in The Journal of American History , American Quarterly, The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Labor History and other journals, popular and academic alike.
 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Tri-Faith America: How Postwar Catholics and Jews Helped America Realize its Protestant Promise (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

HIST: A U.S. History Primer (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2010).

"Religion as Identity in Postwar America: The Story of the Last Serious Attempt to Put a Question on Religion in the U.S. Census," Journal of American History (September 2006), pp. 359-84 (highlighted as a notable article in The Wilson Quarterly [Winter 2007], pp. 82-83).
 
"Favoritism Cannot be Tolerated: Challenging de facto Protestantism in Americas Public Schools and Advocating a Neutral State," American Quarterly (September 2007), pp. 565-591.
 
"The FEPC and the Legacy of the Labor-Based Civil Rights Movement of the 1940's," Labor History (February 2008).
 
"Godlessness and the Scopes Trial," in Charles T. Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols," eds., Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), 137-53.
 
"A Liberal Response to the Problem of Pluralism, a review of Lucas Swaine," The Liberal Conscience: Politics and Principle in a World of Religious Pluralism, H-Ideas, the H-Net list-serve for Intellectual History (2007)
 
"Secularism: A Bibliographic Essay," The Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture (Spring and Summer 2006), pp. 170-77.
 
"Protestant-Catholic-Jew, Then and Now," First Things: The Journal of Religion and Public Life (January 2006), pp. 23-27.
 
"Democracy, Catholic-style, a review of Jay P. Corrin," Catholic Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democracy, H-Catholic, the H-Net list-serve for the history of Catholicism (February 2004).

"Citizens, Subjects, and In Between: What Does Citizenship Mean in the USA?," The Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture (Fall 2008).

"Everywhere and Nowhere: Religion in the Historiography of the Modern America," The Journal of the American Academy of Religion (June 2009, forthcoming).