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History Faculty

Dr. Jose Torretorre

Office: 332 Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 585.395.5698


  • Early American History


  • PhD, Binghamton University (History)
  • MA, University of Toronto (History)
  • BA (Honours), York University - Glendon College (Major History, Minor Economics) 

Awards and Honors

  • Dissertation Year Fellowship (Fall/Spring 2001-02) 
    State University of New York (Binghamton), Binghamton, NY
  • Winterthur Research Fellowship (September 2001)
    Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Winterthur, DE
  • Rosa Colecchio Research Travel Grant (Summer 2001)
    State University of New York (Binghamton), Binghamton, NY
  • University of Glasgow 2001 Fellowship (Summer 2001)
    University of Glasgow and Omohundro Institute, Glasgow, UK
  • History Department Dissertation Year Fellowship (Spring 2000)
    State University of New York (Binghamton), Binghamton, NY
  • Joan Dubofsky Research Travel Grant (Summer 2000)
    State University of New York (Binghamton), Binghamton, NY

Courses Taught

  • Revolutionary America
  • The Early Republic
  • The American Enlightenment
  • New York State History
  • Material Culture in Early America


  • “'An inward Spring of Motion and Action…', The Teleology of Political Economy and Moral Philosophy in the Age of the Anglo-American Enlightenment,” Early American Studies, Volume 8, Number 3, Fall 2010.
  • The Enlightenment in America, (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008):  A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2009
  • The Political Economy of Sentiment, (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007)

Last Updated 7/31/14


Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!

History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.

History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.

History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.


Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 4/14/16, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Raymond Craib (Cornell University), Title: "The Cry of the Renegade:  The politics and poetry of subversion in Santiago, Chile"