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California State University, Fresno
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U.S. Foreign Relations, early Cold War, American communism, propaganda, espionage
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Lori Clune is Associate Professor of History at California State University, Fresno.  She is author of Executing the Rosenbergs: Death and Diplomacy in a Cold War World (Oxford University Press, 2016).  Clune has written numerous articles and book chapters concerning propaganda, communism, and the 1950s.  She has also written for Made By History at the Washington PostHistory News NetworkPassport, and H-Diplo.  She has given numerous interviews and invited talks, including at the Department of Justice, the International Spy Museum, and Tamiment Library.  She is a member of the OAH and SHAFR, where she is also the Director of Secondary Education.  Clune earned her doctorate at University of California at Davis, and her master’s degree from New York University.  She is working on a project that explores the American experience during the Korean War.

Recent Publications
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Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Presidents, Diplomacy, Pedagogy