Richard C. Rath

rath_rich_2016_192x243Associate Professor
Early America, Native American History, History of the Senses

Office: Sakamaki B203
Phone: (808) 956-7139
Email: rrath@hawaii.edu | Dr. Rath’s website

BA Millersville, 1991; PhD Brandeis, 2001

 

 


Background

Richard Cullen Rath is associate professor of history at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He teaches courses on early America, Native Americans, and the history of media and the senses. He is the author of How Early America Sounded and is currently working on two books, one an introduction to the history of hearing and the other comparing the rise of print culture in eighteenth-century North America to the rise of internet culture today. He has also written three award-winning articles on music, creolization and African American culture. In addition, Rath is a musician who has found ways to use music to “do” history whenever possible.

Courses Offered

Courses offered by Dr. Rath include: Early America HIST 461/632B, Native American history (HIST 460), Sensory history, Media history, U.S. Survey to 1865, Music as African American history, Senior thesis seminar, Creole Histories.

Representative Publications

HowEarlyAmSounded_2016