Andrew August, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Professor of History, History
Modern Britain, European History
Office Phone: 215-881-7863
Office Location: Sutherland, 115

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Educational Background

Ph.D.   (1993) History, Columbia University, New York, NY
M.A.   (1985) History, Columbia University, New York, NY
B.A.     (1984) History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Research Interests

Modern British Social History
Gender and Culture in Modern Britain


    • The Urban Working Class in Britain, 1830-1914 – edited collection, 4 volumes (Pickering & Chatto, 2013)
    • The British Working Class, 1832-1940 (Pearson/Longman, 2007)
    • Poor Women’s Lives: Gender, Work and Poverty in Late-Victorian London (Associated University Presses, 1999)

        Selected Articles

        • "'A Horrible Looking Woman': Female Violence in Late-Victorian East London," Journal of British Studies 54:4 (2015).
        • “Narrative, Experience and Class: Nineteenth-century Social History in Light of the Linguistic Turn,” History Compass 9:5 (2011).
        • “Gender and 1960s Youth Culture: The Rolling Stones and the New Woman, 1966-1976,” Contemporary British History 23:1 (2009).
        • “A Culture of Consolation?: Rethinking Politics in the London Working Class, 1870-1914,” Historical Research 74 (2001).
        • “How Separate a Sphere?  Poor Women and Paid Work in Late-Victorian London,” Journal of Family History, 19 (1994).

        Academic and Professional Positions

        Co-Editor, Perspectives in Economic and Social History (Pickering and Chatto Publishers)

        President, Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies

        Teaching Interests and courses taught

        History 001T: Western Heritage I – honors seminar

        History 002: Western Heritage II

        History 143: Fascism and Nazism

        History 302W: Undergraduate Seminar: Revolution in Modern Europe

        History 420: Recent European History

        History 435: Topics in European History -- Crime, Justice and Society in England, 1750-1914

        History 438: Modern British History

        Selected awards, grants, patents, other honors

        Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State University, 2008
        Chief Ogontz Award, Penn State Abington, 2005
        Scholar Award, Penn State Abington, 2001