ACADEMICS

  • Tona Hangen 

    Contact Information
    Office Sullivan 372D
    508-929-8688
    thangen@worcester.edu
    Twitter @tonahangen

    Education
    Ph.D., Brandeis University
    B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Dr. Hangen's CV here 

    Research Interests: 19th and 20th Century US history, intersections of culture with religion and media, social and cultural history, intellectual history, women’s history, religious studies, digital humanities, history pedagogy and writing.  

  • Courses Taught
    • HI 112 US History II (since 1877)
    • HI 113 US History III, 1945-present
    • HI 193 Roadside America (Honors)
    • HI 193 American Carnival: Meet Me At the Fair (Honors)
    • HI 193 FS 13 On the Air: Radio in America
    • HI 207 American West: Myth and Reality
    • HI 215 US Intellectual History: American Ideas
    • HI 217 US Social History
    • HI 290 Health and Healing in America
    • HI 450/ HI 203 The US Since 1945
    • HI 460 Senior Research Capstone Seminar  
    • HI/PO 320 Citizen Nation
    • HI 345 Religions in America
    • HI 411 The Historian's Craft
    Publications
    “Historical Digital Literacy, One Classroom at a Time,” Journal of American History, March 2015 101 (4): 1192-1203. “When Radio Ruled: The Social Life of Sound,” American Quarterly June 2014, 66 (2): 465-476.
      
    Review of Ken Burns, "Prohibition" for the Journal of American History, June 2012.

    Contributing author, The Cambridge History of Religions in America Vol II, edited by Stephen Stein (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

    Contributing author, Encyclopedia of Religion in America, edited by Charles Lippy and Peter Williams (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2010).

    Speaking of God, Listening for Grace: Christian Radio and its Audiences," in Michael C. Keith, ed., Radio Cultures: The Sound Medium in American Life (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008).

    Featured scholar, PBS American Experience, "Sister Aimee," (2007), produced by Linda Garmon, Carousel Films.

    Redeeming the Dial: Radio, Religion, and Popular Culture in America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002). Winner, Peter C. Rollins Book Award, Northeast PCA/ACA, 2003.
    Honors and Grants
    George I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015 Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant, 2015