Russell L. Weber

PhD Candidate

North America


"American Feeling: Political Passions and Emotional Identity in the Revolutionary Era"

Awards & Fellowships

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellow (2022)

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


“God is Forgotten, and the Soldier Slighted: New York City’s Golden Hill and Nassau Street Riots and the Affective Rhetorics of Crowd Violence” in Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City, published by the CUNY Graduate Center’s Gotham Center. January 28, 2021.

“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.


“‘The Love of our Country’: Passion, Propaganda, and Patriotic Treason on the Eve of America’s Revolution” at "Becoming Americans: Shattuck Colonial American History Symposium"; California State University, Sacramento; Sacramento, California. March 5, 2022.

“Affective Sincerity, Affective Silence, and the Problem of Political Emotions in Revolutionary America” at the Colonial Society of Massachusetts’s Graduate Student Forum; Boston, Massachusetts; June 11, 2021.

“‘God is Forgotten, and the Soldier Slighted’: Rhetorical Passions and Political Violence during New York’s Quartering Crisis” at “Foundations of Independence,” Iona College’s Institute for Thomas Paine Studies; New Rochelle, New York; September 26, 2020.

“Adapting Academic Pedagogy for Remote Discussion Sections,” University of California, Berkeley, Department of History’s Forum on Remote Teaching; Berkeley, California; August 3, 2020.

“‘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.

Courses Taught


History 103D: "We the People": A History of American Patriotism and National Identity from the Revolutionary War to the Present (Spring 2020)

Graduate Student Instructor:

History 7A: U.S. History to the Civil War (Fall 2022, Fall 2020, Fall 2017, Fall 2016)

History 7B: U.S. History since the Civil War (Summer 2019, Spring 2017)

Global Studies 45: Survey of World History (Spring 2021)

Political Science 1: Introduction to American Politics (Summer 2022)

Graduate Student Reader:

History 100D: U.S. Legal & Constitutional History (Fall 2019)

History 124B: U.S. History since World War II (Spring 2018)

Curriculum Vitae