Paul Sandul, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara & California State University, Sacramento
Public History, Memory, Suburban and Urban History, Oral History
Office: 329 Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North
Dr. Sandul has taught or is teaching the following courses:
- U.S. History, 1000-1877
- U.S. History, 1877-Present
- U.S. Urban & Suburban History
- U.S. Social History
- U.S. History Between World War I & World War II
- The Historian’s Craft
- Introduction to Public History (Graduate & Undergraduate)
- Oral History (Graduate)
- Memory (Graduate)
- Collections Management (Graduate)
Dr. Sandul’s publications include:
Books / Book Chapters / Articles
- "Charlie Wilson Oral Histories: The Life and Times of Charlie Wilson as Told by His Friends, Co-Workers, and Family." With M. Scott Sosebee and Archie McDonald, Forward by Brian Murphy. Invited for publication by Stephen F. Austin State University Press.
- Making Suburbia. Co-Editor with John Archer and Katherine Solomonson. Under review by University of Minnesota Press. Contributing Author "Suburban Memory: On the Use and Abuse of History in Two Californian Suburbs."
- American History I: Origins through Reconstruction. With Archie P. McDonald and M. Scott Sosebee. San Diego: Cognella Publishing. Publication Forthcoming Spring 2013.
- American History II: From Industrialization into the 21st Century. With Archie P. McDonald and M. Scott Sosebee. San Diego: Cognella Publishing. Publication Forthcoming Spring 2013.
- "In the Pines Where the Sun Don't Ever Shine: Oral History, Community, and Race in Nacogdoches, East Texas." With Laura Blackburn, Lisa Bentley, Jessy Hanshaw, Aaron Marsh, Matt Tallant, and Kaitlin Wieseman. East Texas Historical Journal 50, no. 1 (Spring 2012).
- "Both 'Country Town' and 'Bustling Metropolis': How Boosterism, Suburbs and Narrative Helped Shape Sacramento's Identity and Environmental Sensibilities." In Valley Life: An Environmental History of Sacramento, California. Edited by Christopher J. Castaneda and Lee M. A. Simpson. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, History of the Urban Environment Series. Publication expected 2013.
- "The Agriburb: Recalling the Suburban Side of Ontario, California's Agricultural Colonization." In Agricultural History 84, no. 2 (Spring 2010): 195- 223.
- Orangevale, California. Coauthored with Tory D. Swim. Images of America Series. San Francisco: Arcadia Publishing, 2006.
- Fair Oaks, California. Coauthored with Lee M. A. Simpson. Images of America Series. San Francisco: Arcadia Publishing, 2006.
- Review of Barbara Ann Hall, Covina Valley Citrus Industry. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2011. California History. Review solicited by journal and completed, publication expected 2012.
- Review of Lydia R. Otero, La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwest City. Tucson: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010. The Public Historian. Review solicited by journal and completed, publication expected in Spring/Summer 2012.
- Review of Khaled J. Bloom, Murder of a Landscape: The California Farmer-Smelter War, 1897-1916. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010. Business History Review. Review solicited by journal and completed, publication expected in Spring/Summer 2012.
- Review of Randy Shaw, Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. Pacific Historical Review 80, no. 2 (May 2011): 315-16.
- Review of Court Carney, Cuttin' Up: How Early Jazz Got America's Ear. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2009. East Texas Historical Journey 49, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 158-61.
- Review of Gyan Prakash and Kevin M. Kruse, eds., The Spaces of the Modern City: Imaginaries, Politics, and Everyday Life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. The Public Historian 31, no. 1 (February 2009): 143-45.
- Review of Iris Engstrand, San Diego: California's Cornerstone. H-California, H-Net Reviews, March 2006.
- Special Guest Editor with Perky Beisel. Special Issue on Public History in East Texas. East Texas Historical Journal 50, no. 1 (Spring 2012).
- "California Celebrates 50 Years of the Interstate Highway System: The History of Interstates in California," State of California, Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Sacramento: Caltrans 2006. URL: http://www.dot.ca.gov/interstate.
Researched and wrote the history of California's interstates for the California Department of Transportation.
- Abstracts to The Public Historian: Index Project, vol. 1-3. Accessible to subscribers online at http://www.ucpress.edu/ucpjournals.php Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains, Toy Train Catalog, California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, CA. Researched and wrote the official museum guide to accompany the California State Railroad Museum's world-renowned toy train collection.
Dr. Sandul’s professional activities and affiliations include:
- 2011-Present: Director of the George Foreman Oral History Project.
- 2010-Present: Director of the Charlie Wilson Oral History Project.
- Former Co-Editor-in-Chief (2009-11), California History Action, in which archived newsletters are available for viewing at http://www.ccphhistoryaction.org/newsletter.html.
- 2010-2012, Committee Member for the Everett E. Edwards Award for the best article submitted to Agricultural History by a graduate student.
- East Texas Historical Association (Editorial Board for East Texas Historical Journal).
- Center for Regional Heritage Research (Stephen F. Austin State University).
- African American Heritage Project, Nacogdoches, TX. Consultant concerning historical preservation. 2009-Present.
- Long Black Line. Consultant and Board member working to preserve African-American history and heritage in East Texas through historic preservation, education, and research. 2009-Present.
- Millard’s Crossing Historical Village. Advisory Board Member. 2011-Present.
- Public History Association of Texas. Nominated to a steering committee to organize and establish a public history association in Texas (Fall 2011-Present).