Tuning Participant


University of Notre Dame

Dan Graff is the director of undergraduate studies in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame, where he also serves as associate director of the Higgins Labor Studies Program. His research interests include 19th-century US and labor history more broadly, and he teaches a variety of undergraduate courses including Working in America since 1945; Jacksonian America: Politics, Culture, and Society; The Labor History of American Food; and Abraham Lincoln’s America, 1809–1865. He was a 2011 recipient of the University of Notre Dame’s Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and he won the Best Paper Award for “Lovejoy’s Legacies: Race, Religion, and Freedom in St. Louis (and American) Memory,” at the Collective Memory in St. Louis Symposium in 2010. He is currently writing a book on labor, race, and citizenship in 19th-century St. Louis. His interest in the AHA’s Tuning Project stems from his desire to enhance the history curriculum and strengthen major advising at Notre Dame, and he looks forward to collaborating with colleagues across the country in redefining undergraduate history education.