Christopher Endy

Professor of History

Phone: (323) 343-2046 (Please don't use office phone until campus reopens)
Office: King Hall C4076A 
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in Fall 2021. I'm also happy to meet at other times; email me and we'll set a time. For anyone not on campus (including prospective students and alumni), I'm happy to arrange meetings via Zoom.

Fall 2021 Classes:

  • HIST 4750: United States since 1973 // Music 108 // Tues/Thur 1:30 to 2:45 pm // syllabus to come in late August
  • HIST 4900: Senior Research Seminar: History of Cal State LA // King Hall B114 // Tuesdays 6:00 to 8:45 pm // syllabus to come in late August
  • HIST 4960: Issues in Teaching History // Fine Arts 306 // Tues/Thur 4:30 to 2:45 pm // syllabus to come in late August
  • HIST 5750: Recent US History--United States in the World--Transnational Networks // King Hall B1015 // Thursdays 6:00 to 8:45 pm // syllabus to come in late August
Photograph of Chris Endy reading a book.
I joined the History Department at Cal State LA in 2000. As a historian of U.S. international relations, I have written on the rise of international tourism and on U.S. relations with France during the Cold War.  My book, Cold War Holidays, won the Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. My current historical research explores controversies surrounding multinational corporations and commerce since the late nineteenth century.  In recent years, I have partnered with fellow historians to publish on new methods for teaching history in college, especially the use of peer mentors or learning facilitators in introductory U.S. history courses. Click here for my articles in the History Teacher (2017) and the Journal of American History (2020).  I enjoy working with and learning from high school teachers to help bridge the gap between K-12 classrooms and college. For more on my research and teaching activities, see below. Head here for a full c.v. (.pdf).
 

Resources

Links for History Students and Teachers -- Web resources for research projects and lesson plans
Glossary of Historiographic Terms -- Learn how to talk like a historian!  
The Bookends Method for Smartly Skimming Books -- Learn how to tackle massive reading assignments in less time.
The Bookends Method -- Longer version on how to read and skim.
How to Write an Argumentative Essay: a guide for writing like a historian.
 

 

Education

Ph.D. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
MA in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
BA in History and Political Science, Duke University, 1994
                                                

My Favorite Things

If you've made it this far in the website, you might enjoy this page.
 

Duke and UNC Mascots at a 1957 sporting contest

 
 
 
 

                                               

 

  

 

 

Photo above: The Duke-UNC rivalry, circa 1957  (from the Duke University Archives)