Dr. Robert Teigrob
Freie Universität Berlin
International Summer and Winter University
Dr. Robert Teigrob, Associate Professor of History at Toronto Metropolitan University, studies 20th-century international relations. He has published several books, including Warming Up to the Cold War: Canada and the United States’ Coalition of the Willing, from Hiroshima to Korea (2009), and Four Days in Hitler’s Germany: Mackenzie King’s Mission to Avert a Second World War (2019). He has also taught at Nipissing University, the University of Toronto, and Central New Mexico Community College, and served as an archivist for the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives and the Minnesota Historical Society. In 2010, Dr. Teigrob received the Toronto Metropolitan University Dean’s Teaching Award, which recognizes continuing teaching excellence and achievement in instruction.
Current FUBiS courses:
- The Cold War (FUBiS Term III 2023)
Ph.D., American Studies
University of New Mexico
M. A., American History
State University of New York at Albany
B. A., History
University of Winnipeg
- 2007 - present
Associate Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University Department of History
Tenured appointment teaching international relations and global studies.
- 2006 - 2007
Assistant Professor, Nipissing University Department of History
Tenure–stream appointment teaching American survey, social and cultural, and foreign policy courses.
- 2005 - 2006
Visiting Professor, Nipissing University Department of History
One-year appointment teaching classes in US history, including general surveys and classes in cultural and social history.
- January - June 2005
Lecturer, Toronto Metropolitan University Department of History
Taught US survey and international relations classes for the Department of History and Diploma in Arts program.
- 2003 - 2004
Visiting Professor, University of Toronto Department of History
One-year appointment teaching five sections of US history, including second-year general surveys (1607-present) and third-year readings classes in the history of American slavery and the Civil Rights Movement, in classes ranging from 20 to 270 pupils; supervised seven teaching assistants.
- 2001 - 2003
Full-time History Instructor, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque
Taught five sections per semester in US history, the history of New Mexico, and Western and world civilizations.
- 1991 - 2001
Part-time History Instructor, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque
Taught one-to-four sections per semester in US history, the history of New Mexico and the American West, and western and world civilizations.
- 2000 - 2001
Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico Department of American Studies
Formulated exams, graded papers, and tutored undergraduate students enrolled in classes on jazz and American culture and Black film.
- 1993 - 1994
Teaching Assistant, University of Manitoba Department of History
Formulated exams, graded papers, and tutored undergraduate students enrolled in classes in American foreign policy.
- 1990 - 1992
Teaching Assistant, State University of New York at Albany
Formulated exams, graded papers, and tutored undergraduate students enrolled in surveys of US history and foreign policy; conducted review seminars for foreign exchange students enrolled in undergraduate history courses.
University-level Courses Taught (more than 70 sections in total):
- US Foreign Policy
- US History to 1865
- US History, 1865-present
- The US Civil War
- US Culture and Society in the Cold War
- Introduction to Global Studies
- Jazz in American Culture
- Slavery in the Americas
- Canada-US Relations since WWII
- History of New Mexico
- The Uneasy Peace: The Cold War
- From War to War: International Relations, 1900-1945
- Western Civilization to 1648
- Western Civilization, 1648-present
- World Civilizations
- Understanding International Relations
- Dean’s Teaching Award, recognizing continuing teaching excellence and achievement in instruction, Toronto Metropolitan University, 2010.
Four Days in Hitler’s Germany: Mackenzie King’s Mission to Avert a Second World War. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019.
- Living With War: Twentieth-Century Conflict in Canadian and American History and Memory. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.
- Canada and the United Nations: Legacies, Limits, Prospects. Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016. Co-edited with Colin McCullough.
- Warming Up to the Cold War: Canada and the United States’ Coalition of the Willing, from Hiroshima to Korea. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.
Articles and book chapters
- “Visionary as Necessary, but not Necessarily So: The Very Double Life of Mackenzie King’s Foreign Policy,” in Patrice Dutil, ed., Statesmen, Strategists & Diplomats: Canada’s Prime Ministers and the Making of Foreign Policy, UBC Press, in press.
- “One Fuhrer, Two Kings: A Canadian Prime Minister in Nazi Germany and the Dilemma of Responsibility,” in Alexander Freund, ed., Being German Canadian: History, Memory, and Generations. University of Manitoba Press, 2021, pp. 54-78.
- “A Shared Dilemma: Locating Race in Canadian and American War Stories,” Left History19, 2 (2016), 41-68.
- “Empire and Cultures of Militarism in Canada and the United States,” American Review of Canadian Studies, 43, 1 (March 2013): 30-48.
- “Glad Adventures, Tragedies, Silences: Remembering and Forgetting Wars for Empire in Canada and the United States,” International Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue internationale d’études canadiennes, 45-46 (2012): 441-465.
- “‘A Day of Monumental Chaos’ … For Trade? Canada, the United States, and the Disparate Meanings of 9/11,” in Banu Baybars Hawks and Lemi Baruh, eds., If It Was Not for Terrorism: Crisis, Compromise, and Elite Discourse in the Age of “War on Terror.” Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011, pp. 117-129.
- “The Canada-United States Border, Hemispheric Security and the Media: From Cold War to War on Terror,” in Nolen Gertz, ed., War Fronts: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on War, Virtual War and Human Security. Interdisciplinary Press, 2010, pp. 55-65.
- “Canada, the United States, and the National (In)Security State: Fear, Culture, and National Identity,” in Banu Baybars Hawks & Lemi Baruh, eds., Societies Under Siege: Media, Government, Politics, and Citizens’ Freedoms in an Age of Terrorism, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, 2010, pp. 35-40.
- Contributing Author (essays about Barney Frank, Bernhard Goetz, Robert Mapplethorpe and Ron Sider), Encyclopedia of the Culture Wars, Roger Chapman, ed. New York: ME Sharpe, 2009.
- “‘Which Kind of Imperialism?’ Early Cold War Decolonization and Canada-US Relations,” Canadian Review of American Studies 37, 3 (2007): 403-430.
- "The Debate over Black Nationalism in Charles Johnson's Middle Passage," The Griot, 12 (Fall 1993): 63-67.
- Review of Mark Zuehlke, Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942, Ontario History CV, 2 (Autumn 2013), 244-246.
- Review of Brian Bow, The Politics of Linkage: Power, Interdependence, and Ideas in Canada-US Relations, Canadian Public Policy 37, 1 (March 2011):130.
- Review of Penny Von Eschen, Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War, Journal of Cold War Studies 13, 4 (Fall 2011), 235.
- Review of Nikhil Pahl Singh, Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy, Canadian Journal of History 41 (Autumn 2006): 406-408.