Russell L. Weber

PhD Candidate

North America


"American Feeling: Political Passions and Emotional Identity in the Early Republic, 1754–1797"

Awards & Fellowships

Michael Kraus Research Grant, American Historical Association (2019)

Lewis Walpole Library Fellow (2018-2019)

Virginia Historical Society Mellon Fellow (2018-2019)

UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (2018)

UC Berkeley Graduate Division Summer Grant (2018, 2016)

Publications & Presentations


“Anarchy at the Alamo: The Creation of a 21st Century American Punk-Western in Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher” in “I’m Just a Comic Boy”: Essays on the Intersection of Comics and Punk, eds. Christopher B. Field, et al. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc, 2019.

“Excavating an American Republic: An Analysis of John Adams’s Use of the Classics in his Defence of the Constitutions of the United States.” Past Tense: Graduate Review of History 3, 1 (2015): 1-22.


 “‘I Pray God Give Us Better Hearts’: Rhetorical Passions and Political Identity during the Stamp Act Crisis” at “Emotions in Conflict,” University of Ottawa; Ottawa, Canada; October 4, 2019.

“To Feel a Need of Union: Passion, Patriotism, and the Rhetoric of Ratification” at “Rights and Wrongs: A Constitution and Citizenship Conference,” San Francisco State University; San Francisco, CA; September 16, 2019.

“Feeling British, Becoming American: Patriotic Grief, Political Identity, and the Legacy of General James Wolfe” at the Yale Center for British Art’s Visiting Scholars Seminar; New Haven, Connecticut; March 11, 2019.

“‘The Most Cruel and Inhuman Massacre’: Emotions Rhetorics, Standing-Armies, and Boston’s Massacre” at “News Reporting and Emotions, 1100-2017,” the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions; Adelaide, Australia; September 6, 2017.

“Engraving Emotions: The Relationship between Emotions Rhetorics and Print Culture in Paul Revere’s The Bloody Massacre” at UC Berkeley’s Department of History Graduate Research Conference; Berkeley, CA; December 8, 2016.

“Anarchy at the Alamo: The Creation of a 21st Century American Punk-Western in Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher” at Page 23 LitCon; Denver, CO, May 23, 2015.

"Memories of a New Frontier: The Representation of the Cold War in post-September 11th Comic Books" at ROMOCOCO, Denver, CO 2014.

Curriculum Vitae