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Leonard Steinhorn

School of Communication

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    Affiliate Professor of History
  • Leonard Steinhorn is a professor of Public Communication and an affiliate professor of History. His expertise includes American politics, culture and media, strategic communication, the presidency, race relations, the 1960s, and recent American history. He is author of The Greater Generation: In Defense of the Baby Boom Legacy, and co-author of By the Color of Our Skin: The Illusion of Integration and the Reality of Race. He has published in books, journals, the Washington Post, Salon, New York Times, Politico, International Herald Tribune, Huffington Post, and History News Network among others, and he is the founding editor of PunditWire, where political speechwriters comment on the news. Steinhorn was twice named AU Faculty Member of the Year, and he also was named Honors Professor of the Year in 2010. During the 2012 election he served as a political analyst for CBS News, and before that he was a political analyst for FOX-5 News in Washington, DC. Before joining the AU faculty, he spent 15 years as a political consultant and speechwriter.
  • Degrees

    BA History, Vassar College; MA History, Johns Hopkins University

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  • Spring 2015

    • HIST-449 Topics in U.S. History: The Sixties in America
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