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Songho Ha

Associate Professor
Office: ADM 147C
Phone: (907) 786-1650
Email: sha4@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

Songho Ha is an Associate Professor of American History at UAA. He received a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo in 2003. Subsequently, he taught at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, Canada, and the University of Northern Colorado before joining UAA in the fall of 2005. Dr. Ha’s primary research interest is the political economy of the U.S. government in the first half of the 19th century. He has published several articles, and his book "The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837" was published in 2009 by Pickering & Chatto Publishers of London. He received a Fulbright Fellowship, 1989-1991.

Education

Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo (History) 2003; M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo (History) 1991; B.A., Korea University, Seoul, Korea (History) 1988

Teaching Responsibilites

U.S. History to 1865
U.S. History from 1865
Colonies and Revolution
Early National Period, 1800-1850
Slavery and the Early American Society
Senior Seminar

 

Professional and Departmental Service

  • Member of the Curriculum Committee on American History, Department of History, University of Alaska Anchorage (2005–Present)
  • Webmaster, History Department, UAA (2008-2012)
  • E-Learning Committee, University of Alaska Anchorage (2008–Present)
  • Tech Fund Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage (2009-Present)
  • Member of the Faculty Senate Diversity Committee, University of Alaska Anchorage (2006–Present)
  • Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council on Scholarship and Creative Work, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage (2007–2008)

Research Interests

Albert Gallatin; The American System; Images of the United States in East Asia

Publications

Songho Ha, The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009).

Songho Ha, “Habermas’s Critique of Foucault’s Theory of Power: A Political Interpretation,” Journal of Chung-Ang Historical Studies 26 (December 2007): 229-249.

Songho Ha, “The Radical Political Culture of the American System, 1801-1829: The Case of Internal Improvements,” Korean Journal of American Studies 39, no. 1 (2007): 351-384. (U-am Award: Best Article Award, 2007, Korean Association of American Studies, Seoul, South Korea).

Songho Ha, “The Jeffersonian Land Policies, 1800-1828,” Korean Journal of American History 25 (May 2007): 31-60.  

Songho Ha, “Era of Good Feeling,” Encyclopedia of the New American Nation. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005.

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., and Songho Ha, “A Unity of Opposites: The College Educated Elite, Black Workers,” in Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. and Walter Hill, eds. African Americans in the Industrial City: Historical Roots of the Contemporary Urban Crisis, 1900-1950, 29-50. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 2000.

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Vicky Dula, and Songho Ha, “The Battle Against Wage Slavery: The National Urban League, the NAACP, and the Struggle on the Public Policy Front,” in Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. and Walter Hill, eds. African Americans in the Industrial City: Historical Roots of the Contemporary Urban Crisis, 1900-1950, 209-225. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 2000.