Curriculum Vitae


Graff, Harvey J.                                                                                                                                           2016

Curriculum Vitae


1970             Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts, Honors in History (History and Sociology)

1971             University of Toronto, Master of Arts (History and History of Education)

1975             University of Toronto, Doctor of Philosophy (History and History of Education)

1973             Newberry Library Institute in Social, Demographic, and Family History, Certificate


Honors and Awards

1970             Phi Beta Kappa

1970–1971  Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

1973             Newberry Library Institute Fellowship, Spencer and Mellon Foundations

1973–1975  Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation (Canada) Fellowship in Urban Studies

1976             National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship [The Literacy Myth]

1976             Texas Committee for the Humanities Program Grant

1976–1977  Mathematics Social Science Board and National Science Foundation Grant

1977             The Swedish Institute, Guest Scholarship

1977             Umeå University, Sweden, Guest Scholar

1978             American Council of Learned Societies, Grant-in-Aid [The Literacy Myth]

1978             Texas Committee for the Humanities Publication Grant

1979–1980  National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, The Newberry Library [The Legacies of Literacy]

1979–1982  Spencer Fellowship, National Academy of Education

1985–1986  Newberry Library, Short-term Fellowship [Conflicting Paths]

1987             American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Award Library [The Legacies of Literacy]

1988–1989  American Antiquarian Society/National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship [Conflicting Paths]

1991, 1992   Spencer Foundation Research Grants Library [Conflicting Paths]

1997–1998  University of Texas at Dallas Special Faculty Development Assignment for Research

1999–2000  Social Science History Association, President; Vice President, 1998-1999

2001             Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, University of Linkoping, Sweden, for scholarly contributions

2001-            Swedish Bicentennial Research Fund, International Conference Grant (to University of Linkoping)

2002             University of Texas at San Antonio Faculty Development Leave for Research

2004-            Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies

2004-            Literacy Studies @ OSU Initiative programming grants, Colleges of the Arts and Sciences and College of Humanities

2004-            Ohio State University, College of the Arts and Sciences, College of Humanities, and Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities Awards to found and develop the Literacy Studies Working Group and LiteracyStudies@OSU Initiatives

2005             Distinguished Lecturer, Mary Lou Fulton Endowed Symposium Series, Arizona State University

2006-            Ohio State University, The Graduate School, Funding to Develop Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Literacy Studies

2007             Special Research Assignment, Ohio State University

2008-2010  Grant for Research and Creativity in the Arts and Humanities, Ohio State University

2010             Gartner Lecturer, Honors Program, Southern Methodist University

2010             Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, Ohio State University

2011-2012  Faculty Professional Leave, Ohio State University

2013–2014  Birkelund Fellow, National Humanities Center (Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, declined)

2013             Social Science History Association Award for Unmatched Record of Participation in the Annual Meeting, 1976-2013 and Counting

2014             Visiting Professor/Scholar, Federal University of Minas Gerais and State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2015-2016 Center for Real Estate, Ohio State University, Research Grant

2016             Visiting Faculty Fellow, Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, Southern Methodist University


Professional Employment

1975–1998  University of Texas at Dallas, Assistant to Associate (with tenure) to Professor of History and Humanities

1998–2004  University of Texas at San Antonio, Professor of History; doctoral faculty in Culture, Literacy, and Language, and English, graduate faculty in Public Administration; Director, Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences, 1998-1999

2004-            Ohio State University, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies and Professor of English and History; Director, LiteracyStudies@OSU



The Literacy Myth: Literacy and Social Structure in the Nineteenth-Century City (New York and London: Academic Press, Studies in Social Discontinuity Series, 1979); new edition with new introduction, The Literacy Myth: Cultural Integration and Social Structure in the Nineteenth Century (New Brunswick, NJ:Transaction Publishers, 1991)

Dallas, Texas: A Bibliographic Guide to the Sources of its Social History, with Alan R. Baron and Charles Barton (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1979)

Children and Schools in Nineteenth-Century Canada/L’ecole canadienne et l’enfant au dix-neuvieme siecle, with Alison Prentice (Ottawa: National Museum of Civilization, Canada’s Visual History Series, 1979; revised ed., CD-ROM, 1994)

Quantification and Psychology: Toward a New History, co-editor and contributor, with Paul Monaco (Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1980)

Literacy in History: An Interdisciplinary Research Bibliography (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1981)

Literacy and Social Development in the West, editor and contributor (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,Studies in Oral and Literate Culture, 1981); Italian edition: Alfabetizzazione e sviluppo sociale in Occidentale. Problemi e prospecttive. (Bologna: Il Mulino, 1986); Chinese in preparation

The Legacies of Literacy: Continuities and Contradictions in Western Society and Culture (Bloomington: IndianaUniversity Press, 1987) Italian edition: Storia dell’Alfabetizzazione Occidentale. 3 vols.(Bologna: Il Mulino, 1989); Chinese in preparation

The Labyrinths of Literacy: Reflections on Literacy Pastand Present (Sussex: Falmer Press, 1987) Portuguese edition (Brazil: Artes Medicas, 1994); Spanish forthcoming; Chinese in preparation

National Literacy Campaigns: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, co-editor with Robert F. Arnove (New York: Plenum Publications, 1987); new edition with new introduction (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2008)

Growing Up in America: Historical Experiences, editor (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1987)

Conflicting Paths: Growing Up in America (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995)

The Labyrinths of Literacy (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, Composition, Literacy, and Culture Series,1995) [revised and expanded collection of essays]

Dallas Public and Private by Warren Leslie (1964), co-editor with Patricia E. Hill (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1998) [new edition with new introduction]

Alfabetismo di massa: mito storia realtà, in the series “Il Sapere Del Libro” (Milan: Edizioni Sylvestre Bonnard,2002)

“Teen Chicago,” special issue Chicago History, 33, 2 (2004), consulting editor and advisor

Looking Backward and Looking Forward: Perspectives on Social Science History, coeditor with Leslie Page Moch and Philip McMichael (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005)

Literacy and Historical Development, editor and contributor, Southern Illinois University Press, 2007

The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American, City (University of Minnesota Press, 2008)

Understanding Literacy in its Historical Contexts: Socio-Cultural History and the Legacy of Egil Johansson, co-editor with Alison Mackinnon, Bengt Sandin, and Ian Winchester (Lund, Sweden: Nordic Academic Press 2009) [expanded version of Interchange special issue, 33, 2 (2003)]

Literacy Myths, Legacies, and Lessons: New Essays (Transaction, 2011)

Undisciplining Knowledge: Interdisciplinarity in the Twentieth Century and Beyond. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015) [discussed at a session of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, 2015; honored at a Book Celebration, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2016; featured in Inside Higher Education; Nature]

Searching for Literacy: The Social and Intellectual Origins of Literacy Studies, forthcoming