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History Faculty

Dr. Jose Torretorre

Office: 332 Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 585.395.5694


  • 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 2/29/16


Our sincere congratulations to Matty Lynn Kuhar who won the 2016 School of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Award!

Dr. Alison Parker has been invited to be this year's Harriet Jacobs Lecturer at Purdue University. Her talk is entitled Mary Church Terrell, Black Women, and the Rise of the Democratic Party. 

Dr. Nishiyama has been invited to give a talk (title "Kamikaze Technology and Culture for War: Japan and the USA, 1941-2001") at the RIT.

Dr. Alison Parker facilitated significant donation of historical papers to Oberlin College and participates in its celebratory symposium on the life of racial justice advocate Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954).

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


History Forum will host Region 11&12 Meeting of the Association of Public Historians of New York State, on 4/30 (Saturday, from 9am to about 4pm) at McCue Auditorium (LAB104).

History Department Graduation Ceremony will be held in New York Room, Cooper Hall, at 10:30 am, May 14 (Saturday).