About Christopher M. Sterba





Humanities DepartmentCollege of Liberal and Creative Arts


At SF State Since:



I've been teaching at State for over fifteen years. My courses focus on 20th century U.S. popular culture and history, with special interest in American Cities and California. Right now, I am completing my second book, Not a Lost Generation: The Great War Veterans Who Transformed American Popular Culture. 

In 2012-13, I was the Fulbright Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Bergen, Norway.


Ph.D. Brandeis University
M.A. Yale University
B.A. Bucknell University


Research Interests -- American Studies & U.S. History
Politics, Labor, and Immigration
Popular Culture
California Studies
U.S. Foreign Relations


Courses Taught at SFSU
HUM 225: Values in American Life
HUM 376: San Francisco
HUM 375: Biography of a City: New York
HUM 375: Biography of a City: Chicago
HUM 375: Biography of a City: Boston
HUM 450/AMST 410: California Culture
HUM 485: Arts in American Culture
HUM 490: American Images: Photography & Literature