Professor of History
Areas of Expertise: modern American history and foreign policy (1865-present), American popular culture and social context, gender and sexuality studies, historical memory, food studies, history of tourism.
Professor Ullman has a wide repertoire of topics that she adapts to varying audiences. She works with event planners to develop relevant programming.
Previous lecture topics have included:
- U.S. response to the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima (presented to alumnae/i traveling to Japan)
- History of Auschwitz as a tourist (presentation to alumnae/i traveling to Eastern Europe)
- How Hollywood represented the Vietnam War on film (presentation to alumnae/i traveling to Vietnam)
- How the Soviet Union was presented in American movies from the 1930s on (presentation to alumnae/i traveling through the Baltic)
- History of Shakespeare in American popular culture (presented at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival)
- Popular Culture and the Politics of the Street: Understanding the History and Future of Protest
- American Popular Culture and Historical Memory: The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Who We Have Been
About Sharon Ullman
Professor Ullman specializes in 20th-century America with an emphasis on popular culture and gender. She is the author of Sex Seen: The Emergence of Modern Sexuality in America and Sexual Borderlands: Constructing an American Sexual Past (with Kathleen Kennedy). Her current research project, Brainwashing: The Anxious Mind of Cold War America, is under contract to NYU Press. Her courses include such topics as the history of sexuality, the culture of the cold war, and film and national identity.