Professor Cora Goldstein

Professor Cora Goldstein

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Phone: (562) 985-4852


I am a Professor of Political Science at California State University, Long Beach. I received my B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, and my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago in 2002.

Select publications:

Capturing the German Eye: American Visual Propaganda in Occupied Germany (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009).

“A Comparative Analysis of Cultural Control: The German Military Occupation of France (1940-1942) and the American Military Occupation of Germany (1945-1949),” The Journal of Military History, October 2016.

“Good Kill? US Soldiers and the Killing of Civilians in American Film,” in Disappearing War (Edinburgh University Press, 2017)

“Drones, Honor, and War,” Military Review, November-December 2015.

“The Afghanistan Experience: Some Reflections on Democratization by Force,” Parameters, Autumn 2012, volume 42, No. 3.

“Just War Theory and Democratization by Force,” Military Review, September-October 2012.

“2003 Iraq, 1945 Germany, and 1940 France: Success and Failure in Military Occupations,” Military Review, July-August 2010.

“A Strategic Failure: American Information Control Policy in Occupied Iraq,” Military Review, March-April 2008.

“Before the CIA: American actions in the German fine arts (1946-1949),”Diplomatic History, Vol. 29, No. 5, November 2005.

“Befrier in Ketten: Die Besatzung des Iraks ist ein Fiasko. Aber kein Grund zu gehen.” (Iraq: Liberation or Occupation?), Internationale Politik, No. 11, 60 Jahr, November 2005.

“The Ulenspiegel and Anti-American Discourse in the American Sector of Berlin,” German Politics and Society, Vol. 23, No. 2, Summer 2005.

“The Control of Visual Representation: American Art Policy in Occupied Germany, 1945-1949,” Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer 2003.