Brett Mizelle

D. Mizelle, Ph.D.

Brett Mizelle, Ph.D.

Professor of History
Director, American Studies Program
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-4424 | Fax: 562 985-5431
Office: FO2-109


Ph.D., American Studies (2000), University of Minnesota
M.A., History (1995), University of Minnesota
B.A., American Studies (1990), Georgetown University

Selected Publications:

Book Projects:

To the Curious: The Cultural Work of Exhibitions and Representations of Exotic and Performing Animals in America, 1789-1860, work in progress.

Pig, manuscript under contract and in progress for publication in the Reaktion Books “Animal” series.


“The QUE Project and History Learning and Teaching: The Case of Long Beach State,” in Ronald J. Henry, ed., Faculty Development for Student Achievement: The QUE Project (Anker Publishing Company, 2006), 121-144. [co-written with Tim Keirn]

“Contested Exhibitions: The Debate Over Proper Animal Sights in Post-Revolutionary America,” Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 9.2 (2005), 219-235.

“Displaying the Expanding Nation to Itself: The Cultural Work of Public Exhibitions of Western Fauna in Lewis and Clark’s Philadelphia,” in Robert S. Cox, ed., The Shortest and Most Convenient Route: Lewis and Clark in Context (American Philosophical Society, 2004), 215-235.

“‘I Have Brought my Pig to a Fine Market’: Animals, Their Exhibitors, and Market Culture in the Early Republic,” in Scott C. Martin, ed.,  Cultural Change and the Market Revolution in America, 1789-1860 (Madison House, 2005), 181-216.

“‘Man Cannot Behold it Without Contemplating Himself’: Monkeys, Apes and Human Identity in the Early American Republic,” in Explorations in Early American Culture: A Supplemental Issue of Pennsylvania History 66 (1999), 144-173.

Professional Service:

Co-Founder and Editor, H-Animal Listserv
President, California American Studies Association (CASA)