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‘My history is a tile in a mosaic’ : an interview with Jim Cullen

Atherton, Cassandra Lee 2007, ‘My history is a tile in a mosaic’ : an interview with Jim Cullen, A J A S, vol. 1, pp. 64-72.

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Title ‘My history is a tile in a mosaic’ : an interview with Jim Cullen
Author(s) Atherton, Cassandra Lee
Journal name A J A S
Volume number 1
Start page 64
End page 72
Total pages 9
Publisher Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0705-7113
Summary JIM CULLEN was born in Queens, New York, and attended public schools on Long Island. He received his B.A. in English from Tufts University, and his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in American Civilization from Brown University. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, including Harvard and Brown. He is currently a teacher, and serves on the Board of the Trustees, at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. Jim is married to historian Lyde Cullen Sizer and has four children.
CONTEXT: Dr Glenn Moore co-ordinates the subject 'Searching for the American Dream’ at The University of Melbourne. For the last nine years he has taken second and third year history students to Boston, New York and Washington, D.C to explore the philosophy of genius loci. Dr Moore gets students to work in food banks, visit homeless shelters, museums and organizes an array of guest speakers with experts such as Boston public defender, Denise Regan, Neera Tanden, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager and Alec Ross, vice president of One Economy. As the leading expert on the American Dream, with the publication of so many books in American history such as: The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation, Born in the U.S.A.: Bruce Springsteen and the American Tradition and Restless in the Promised Land: Catholics and the American Dream, Jim Cullen has spoken to the students for the last five years. I interviewed him prior to his recent discussion with the students in New York on 5 July 2006 at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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Language eng
Field of Research 200506 North American Literature
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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