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Clifton Ganyard

Clifton Ganyard
Associate Professor
SA 257
(920) 465-2472

Areas of Interest:

Modern Europe, Modern Germany, Modern Japan, Cultural History, Utopia and Science Fiction

Courses Taught:

  • HIS/HUS 102 Foundations of Western Culture II
  • HIS/HUS 104 World Civilizations II
  • HIS 251 Modern Asian Civilization
  • HIS 333 Europe in the Twentieth Century
  • HIS 354 History of Modern East Asia
  • HIS 423 Topics in Modern European History
  • HIS 470 Studies in Comparative History
  • HUS 333 Utopia & Anti-utopia

Publications: Artur Mahraun and the Young German Order: An Alternative to National Socialism in Weimar Political Culture


  • "By the Waters of the Minnetonka: Sam Wooding, the Primitive, and the Modern in Europe" at the 24th World History Association Conference in Savannah, Georgia, July 1, 2015
  • "Suffering Sappho! Wonder Woman, Gender, Utopia, and the Battle for Womanhood during the Second World War" at the 24th World History Association Conference in Savannah, Georgia, July 1, 2015
  • "The 'Latin Tinge': Latin America and Early Jazz and Swing" at the 23rd World History Association Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, July 17, 2014
  • "Jazz Diaspora: A Global History of the Jazz Age" at the 22nd World History Association Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 28, 2013
  • "'Captain America and the Attack of the Ageless Orientals!' Comic Books, Race, and the Culture of War" at the 21st World History Association Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 30, 2012

Awards & Fellowships:

  • 2014 UW System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award
  • UWGB Advanced Online Teaching Fellow, Winterim 2014
  • UW-System OPID Faculty College, UW-Richland, May 27-30, 2014
  • Lockport High School Distinguished Alumni 2012
  • UW-System Institute on Race and Ethnicity Grant, Spring 2012
  • UWGB Instructional Development Award, Spring 2012
  • Competitive Sabbatical for the academic year 2010-2011
  • UWGB Teaching Enhancement Grant, Fall 2010
  • UWGB Grant in Aid of Research, Fall 2010
  • UWGB Founders Award for Excellence in Teaching 2009-2010

Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo