Mark Wild, Professor

College of Natural & Social Sciences
Department of History
Office Location: KH C4034
Phone: 323-343-2020 Email: [email protected]

Phd. University of California San Diego 

Teaching Areas

Modern US History, Urban History, History of American Religions, History of American Economics, California, and Los Angeles.  


Renewal: Liberal Protestants and the American City After World War II. University of Chicago Press, 2019.  

Street Meeting: Multiethnic Neighborhoods in Early Twentieth Century Los Angeles. University of California Press, 2005

Recent Articles and Book Chapters

"Religion and the Civic Landscape: The Case of the Los Angeles County Committee on Church and Community Cooperation," in Richard Flory and Diane Winston, eds., Religion in Los Angeles: Religious Activism, Innovation, and Diversity in the Global City, Routledge, forthcoming 2021.

With Edward Dunbar and Robin Toma, “The Tradition and Practice of Human Relations Work in Responding to Community-Based Hate Violence,” in Edward Dunbar, Michael Fingerle, and Christian Munthe, eds., The Psychology of Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism: U.S. and Global Issues, v. 3, Praeger, 2016, 1-36 

"Incorporating Service Learning into a General Education History Course: An Analogical Model," History Teacher 48 (2015): 641-666

"Liberal Protestants and Urban Renewal," Religion and American Culture 25 (1) (2015): 110-146

"Urban Christianity in Post-World War II America," History Compass 9 (August 2011): 644-656

 "Local Contexts, Global Frameworks, and the Future of the California History Course," California History  87 (2009): 46-8




Recent Grants, Fellowships, and Professional Positions

Faculty Fellow, Exito! Building Student Support and Faculty Quality, Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant, US Department of Education, CSULA, Fall 2020-present

Faculty Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, CSULA, Spring 2020-present

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Grant, CSULA, Spring 2013

American Communities Program Faculty Research Fellowship, CSULA, Spring 2012 

Co-Principal Investigator, "Culture of Engagement in an Era of Displacement," National Endowment for the Humanities, 2007-8 

Research Fellow, Center on Religion and Democracy, University of Virginia, 2004-5



Public History and Civic Engagement Projects

Los Angeles Mayor's Office Civic Memory Working Group 

Museum of Social Justice

Eastside Heritage Consortium

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