Christopher Endy

Professor of History

Phone: (323) 343-2046 
Office: King Hall C4076A 
Office Hours for Fall 2022: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 to 4:20pm in office and via Zoom (email me for Zoom link). I can also meet at other times; just ask.

Fall 2022 Classes:

  • HIST 3085: Early Field Experience for History Teachers // Fine Arts 308 // Tues/Thur 4:30 to 5:45 pm // syllabus
  • HIST 4820: History of U.S. Popular Culture // King Hall B3008 // Tues/Thur 1:40 to 2:55 pm // syllabus
  • HIST 5800: The Historian as Public Intellectual // King Hall C1063 // Thursdays 6:00 to 8:45 pm // syllabus
Photograph of Chris Endy reading a book.
I joined the History Department at Cal State LA in 2000. As a historian of U.S. international relations, I have written on the rise of international tourism and on U.S. relations with France during the Cold War.  My book, Cold War Holidays, won the Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. My current historical research explores controversies surrounding multinational corporations and commerce since the late nineteenth century.  In recent years, I have partnered with fellow historians to publish on new methods for teaching history in college, especially the use of peer mentors or learning facilitators in introductory U.S. history courses. Click here for my articles in the History Teacher (2017) and the Journal of American History (2020).  I enjoy working with and learning from high school teachers to help bridge the gap between K-12 classrooms and college. For more on my research and teaching activities, see below. Head here for a full c.v. (.pdf).


Links for History Students and Teachers -- Web resources for research projects and lesson plans
Glossary of Historiographic Terms -- Learn how to talk like a historian!  
The Bookends Method for Smartly Skimming Books -- Learn how to tackle massive reading assignments in less time.
The Bookends Method -- Longer version on how to read and skim.
How to Write an Argumentative Essay: a guide for writing like a historian.



Ph.D. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
MA in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
BA in History and Political Science, Duke University, 1994

My Favorite Things

If you've made it this far in the website, you might enjoy this list of my favorite things.

Duke and UNC Mascots at a 1957 sporting contest







Photo above: The Duke-UNC rivalry, circa 1957  (from the Duke University Archives).