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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


Department hosts NEH Workshop, Rochester Reform Trail, for K-12 teachers in July 2014

History major Amy Freeman publishes article on Eastman Dental Dispensary in the D&C

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama interviewed by Yomuiri, Japan's major national newspaper.

Dr. Ken O'Brien has been named a SUNY Provost Fellow for the 2013-2014 year.

Dr. Bruce Leslie has been made a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor.




The Robert Marcus lecture will be on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 pm in the New York Room in Cooper Hall.