Songho Ha has taught at the University of Alaska in Anchorage since August 2005. 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. Dr. Ha's teaching and research focus is American history in the first half of the 19th century. He published The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837 in 2009 through Pickering &Chatto Publishers of London. A Korean translation of the book was published in 2014 by Hakgobang Press in Seoul. Dr. Ha also published a number of articles and book chapters both in English and Korean. He received a Fulbright Fellowship and many other grants and fellowships.
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo (History) 2003
U.S. History to 1865
The American System; Albert Gallatin; Images of the United
States in South Korea
Songho Ha, The Rise and Fall of the American System, 1790-1837 (아메리칸시스템의흥망사). Translated by Hong-Seuk Yang.Seoul, Korea: Hakgobang, 2014.
Songho Ha, "John Quincy Adams and the Creek Indian Removal, 1825-1827" The Western History Review 119 (December 2013): 35-63.
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, "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.