Andrew Paul, PhD | Curriculum Vitae

Asheville, NC


2018–Present | Adjunct Instructor | A-B Tech Community College

2017–Present | Adjunct Asst. Professor | University of North Carolina Asheville

2014-2017 | Development Editor | Soomo Learning

2014 | Adjunct Professor | St. Catherine University

2007-2014 | Graduate Instructor & Graduate Assistant | University of Minnesota


2014 | Ph.D. History | University of Minnesota

Dissertation: "The Roots of Post-Racial Neoliberalism in Blacklist Era Hollywood"
Advisors: Lary May and Tracey Deutsch

2007 | B.A. History | University of Texas


Peer-Reviewed Articles

"'Sometimes a Bee Can Move an Ox': Biblical Epics and One Man's Quest to Promote Jewish Values in Blacklist-Era Hollywood." Modern American History 1, no. 2 (2018),

"Reassessing Blacklist Era Television: Civil Libertarianism in You Are ThereThe Adventures of Robing Hood, and The Buccaneers." American Studies 54, no. 1 (2015): 29-52,

"Making the Blacklist White: The Hollywood Red Scare in Popular Memory." Journal of Popular Film and Television 41, no. 4 (December 2013): 208-218,

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

Co-authored with Joseph Haker. "The Problem with Fearmongering About Russian Electoral Interference." Washington Post, February 24, 2020,

"In an Era of Rising Anti-Semitism, Should Jewish Americans Tack Left or Right?: What a Seventy Year Old Riot Says About Solidarity." Washington Post, May 1, 2019,

"The Antifa of 1940s Hollywood." Washington Post, November 22, 2017,

"'Who Is You?': The Posthumanism of Moonlight." Dilettante Army, May 30, 2017,

"In 'Captain America: Civil War,' Superheroes Fight for Freedom—The Kind Ayn Rand Fought For." In These Times, May 9, 2016,

"The Blacklist Seen in 'Trumbo' Wasn't Just About Free Speech. It Changed How We Talk About Freedom." In These Times, December 15, 2015,

Book Reviews

Review of Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical, by Judith Smith. American Studies 54, no. 2 (2015): 105-106.

Review of Citizenship in Cold War America: The National Security State and the Possibilities of Dissent, by Andrea Friedman. The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 113, no. 4 (Autumn 2015): 773-775.

Review of God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song, by Sheryl Kaskowitz. Journal of American Culture 37, no. 2 (June 2014): 230-231.

Encyclopedia Articles

"Sidney Lumet" and "The Front." Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia, edited by Phil Dimare. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2011.

Conference Presentations

"Reassessing 1950s Red Scare Television: Blacklisted Writers, Resistance, and Liberal Governance." Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference. St. Louis, MO: October 13, 2013.

"Roots of the 'Post-Racial' Myth in the Films of Red Scare America." Film & History Conference. Milwaukee, WI: September 28, 2012.

"What the Blacklist Can Teach Us About the Tea-Party: Re-Theorizing the Hollywood Red Scare in an Age of Neo-Populism." California American Studies Association Conference. Claremont, CA: April 19, 2012.

Campus Talks

"20th Century Jewish American Identity." University of North Carolina Religious Studies Seminar. Asheville: February 14, 2020.

"Jews and Hollywood, 1947-1959." University of North Carolina Religious Studies Seminar. Asheville: February 16, 2018.

"Dore Schary's Hollywood." University of Minnesota Jewish Studies Colloquium. Minneapolis: February 20, 2014.

Instructor Experience

A-B Tech Community College

American History I
American History II
World Civilizations II

University of North Carolina Asheville

The Modern World: Mid-17th Century to Mid-20th Century
American History I: To 1865
American History II: From 1865

St. Catherine University

Twentieth Century America

University of Minnesota

U.S. History 1900-1945
American History to 1865

Teaching Assistant Experience

University of Minnesota

Asian-American History
Age of Global Contact
History of the Holocaust
History of the Twin Cities
U.S. History from 1865 to Present
U.S. History to 1877
Freedom of Speech (Communication Studies)
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (Communication Studies)

Professional Memberships

American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians