Rusty Bartels

Searching in Oakland, California

Rusty Bartels

Searching in Oakland, California

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I recently graduated with my PhD fromtheCultural Studies graduate program at UC Davis, with adesignated emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies. I am currently pursuing career opportunities in areas related to higher education both inside and outside of the classroom; whether it's as a college professor, working with secondary school students on college preparation, or in administration supporting undergraduates and graduates to complete their degrees.

Beyond the job search, I am working on journal articles and book proposals based on my dissertation "War Memories, Imperial Ambitions: Commemorating World War II in the US Pacific National Park System." In general, my research interests examine the role of federal lands in American expansion and imperialism, and the construction of American identity and nationhood, particularly the intersection between militarized landscapes and national park land.

In my spare time, I can be found with a good book, in the kitchen, or outside.

  • Education
    • Oberlin College (B.A.)
    • University of California, Davis (PhD)