Faculty and Staff
Dan Margolies is a Professor of History and Coordinator of the History Department. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.A. from Hampshire College.
Dr. Margolies' research specialty is American foreign relations (the U.S. in the world) and foreign relations law, and he teaches a wide variety of classes on topics such as globalization and empire, Old and New South, the Civil War, the nineteenth century, maritime history, and radicalism and violence in American history. He also teaches courses on various aspects of Korean and Mongolian history, on Appalachian traditional music, and on the history and practice of beekeeping.
Dr. Margolies has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar/Lecturer at Sogang University in Korea, a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Faculty Fellow at the American Center for Mongolian Studies in Ulaanbaatar. His article "Latino Migrant Music and Identity in the Borderlands of the New South." was awarded the 2010 Carl Bode Award for Outstanding Article in the Journal of American Culture. He was a member of the first Society of Ethnomusicology- National Endowment for the Humanities Institute at Wesleyan University in June, 2011.
Professor Margolies' second book is _Spaces of Law in American Foreign Relations: Extradition and Extraterritoriality in the Borderlands and Beyond, 1877-1898_ (University of Georgia Press, 2011). His first book was _Henry Watterson and the New South: The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization_, published in 2006 by the University Press of Kentucky. He publishes regularly on Conjunto music and old time Southern fiddle and banjo music. His edited volume _A Companion to Harry S. Truman_ is forthcoming from Blackwell in 2012.
Dr. Margolies is currently working on two book projects: one is a study of sustainability in Texas-Mexican Conjunto music and the other is a comparative global study of free zones, Foreign Trade Zones, Special Economic Zones, and Exclusive Economic Zones since the nineteenth century.
Margolies, Dan. Henry Watterson and the New South: The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2006.
Margolies, Dan. "The Battle of the Alamo 1836," "The Battle of Bull Run 1861," "The Battle of Little Big Horn 1876," and "The Sand Creek Massacre 1864." Encyclopedia of Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History. Ed. Ballard Campbell. New York: Facts on File, 2007.
Margolies, Dan. "Review of Helen Duffy, The 'War on Terror' and the Framework of International Law," H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews, March, 2007. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=26031179420475
Margolies, Dan. "Review of James C. Cobb and William Stueck, eds. Globalization and the American South" and Review of Harry L. Watson, and Carrie R. Matthews, eds., The American South in a Global World," H-South, H-Net Reviews, June, 2006. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=78351160772984
Margolies, Dan. "Robert E. Lee: Heroic, But Not the Polio Vaccine," Reviews in American History 35:3 (2007): 385-392.
Margolies, Dan. "Polkas, Polkas, y Mas Polkas: The Tejano Conjunto Festival in San Antonio," The Old Time Herald: A Magazine Dedicated to Old Time Music 11:3 (February-March, 2008): 32-38.
Margolies, Dan. "I Have But One Goal: Molly O'Day and the Gospel in Old Time Country Music," The Old Time Herald: A Magazine Dedicated to Old Time Music 11: 2 (December, 2007-January, 2008), cover mention.
Margolies, Dan. "Speedy Krise, Old Time Dobro Player," The Old Time Herald: A Magazine Dedicated to Old Time Music 11: 2 (December, 2007-January, 2008).
Margolies, Dan. "Mine that Vein: The John Donald Robb Field Recordings of Southwestern Music, 1944-1979," The Old Time Herald: A Magazine Dedicated to Old Time Music 10:5 (June 2006): 27.
Margolies, Dan. "The Sandia Hots: Spicing Up Old Time Music with the Sounds of the Southwest," The Old Time Herald: A Magazine Dedicated to Old Time Music 10:5 (June, 2006): 22-29. Cover story.
Margolies, Dan. "Ladder-braced Guitars and the Enduring Mysteries of the Old Time Sound," The Old Time Herald: A Magazine Dedicated to Old Time Music 10:2 (Winter, 2005): 11-15.
Margolies, Dan. "Saturday Night at Wayne's Body Shop in Portsmouth, Virginia," The Old Time Herald: A Magazine Dedicated to Old Time Music 9:3 (Spring 2004): 14-18.
Spaces of Law in American Foreign Relations: Extradition and Extraterritoriality in the Borderlands and Beyond, 1877-1898. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011).
"The Ill-defined Fiction of Extraterritoriality and Sovereign Exception in Late Nineteenth Century U.S. Foreign Relations"Southwestern Law Review 40 (2011): 574- 603.
"Transmission of Conjunto Music in the 21st Century, International Journal of Intangible Heritage 6:2 (2011): 26-33.
"Voz de Pueblo Chicano: Sustainability, Teaching, and Intangible Cultural Transfer in Conjunto Music," Journal of American Culture 34:1 (March, 2011): 36-48.
"Latino Migrant Music and Identity in the Borderlands of the New South," Journal of American Culture 32:2 (June, 2009): 114-125.
Margolies, ed., A Companion to Harry S. Truman (forthcoming, Blackwell, 2012)