Joseph Boskin

Joseph Boskin

Joseph BoskinOccupation: History Professor
Born: Brooklyn, New York, August 10, 1929

Education:
PhD in History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1959)
MA in History, New York University (1952)
BA in History, State University of New York, Oswego, NY (1951)

Career:
Emeritus Professor of American Social History & African-American Studies, Boston University (1970-Present)
Associate Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1960-1969)
Adjunct Professor, State University of Iowa (1959-1960)

Career Related:
Advisory Board Member, Humor American Culture, Library of Congress, Washington D.C. (1995-1996); Consultant, Advisory Board, Riots & Disorder Task Force, California Council of Criminal Justice (1968-1969); Consultant, Governor’s Commission on the Los Angeles Riot (1965-1966)

Military:
Sergeant, U.S. Army (1954); U.S. Army, Greenland (1952)

Creative Works:
Author, “A Comic Outing” (2017); Author, “Corporal Boskin’s Cold Cold War” (2011); Author, “Urban Humor,” Encyclopedia of American Urban History (2006); Author, “Humor during the Great Depression,” Encyclopedia of the Great Depression (2003); Author, “Jack Benny, W.C. Fields, The Marx Brothers, Lenny Bruce, and Godfrey Cambridge,” American National Biography (1999); Author, “Rebellious Laughter: People’s Humor in American Culture” (1997); Author, “The Humor Prism in 20th Century America” (1997); Author, “Sambo: The Rise and Demise of an American Jester (1986); Author, “Urban Racial Violence in the 20th Century” (1976); Author, “Into Slavery: Racial Decisions in the Virginia Colony” (1976); Author, “Seasons of Rebellion: Protest & Radicalism in Recent America” (1972); Editor, “Seasons of Rebellion: Protest & Radicalism in Recent America” (1972); Author, “The Negro in American Culture” (1967-1968); Contributor, Articles, New York Times Magazine; Contributor, Articles, Los Angeles Times; Contributor, Articles, The World & I; Writer, “Sunrise Semester,” NBC; Host, “Sunrise Semester,” NBC; Writer, “From Appomattox to Hiroshima,” NBC; Writer, “Sunday Public Affairs,” NBC; Writer, “The Negro in American Culture,” NBC; Consultant, “Countdown 100: The Greatest Achievements of the 20th Century,” Arnold Shapiro Productions

Awards:
Outstanding Teacher, University of Southern California (1968); Outstanding Teacher, University of Southern California (1964); Russall Sage Research Grant; Research Grant, National Institute Of Mental Health; Emmy Award for “The Negro In American Culture”

Memberships:
American Association of University Professors (1960-Present); Advisory Board, International Humor Society (1970)

Family:
Son of Abraham J. Boskin; Diana G. Boskin
Children: Julie; Lori; Deborah

Hobbies:
Schmoozing

Email:
jboskin@bu.edu

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)

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