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Donald Guillory

Biography: 

Donald R Guillory is an instructor of history with Arizona State University in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts whose focus is on U.S. and Latin American cultural, political, and social history. He is a U.S. Army Veteran, where he served as a Military Intelligence Officer, a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and History, and Master of Arts in History. After serving in the military, Guillory attended ASU where he earned his master's degrees in education and liberal studies, focusing on the role that film and television play in shaping our perspectives about culture and gender.

As a graduate student with Georgia Southern University, he performed research in London to establish connections between the United States’ attempts to extend and solidify slavery within the western hemisphere and Great Britain’s role in trying to acquire Cuba in the 19th century as a manner of ending slavery on the island. His areas of interest are social, cultural, and political history in the United States and Latin America.

Guillory's current research is an investigation into the meaning of American identity. He seeks to answer the question of "What is an American?" Is it something definite? Is it an abstract? Is it an ideal that can never be quite achieved? How has it changed over generations and with a changing demographic within the United States? Mr. Guillory is hoping to use his findings from people from varied locations throughout the United States to define what "American" means. 

Guillory teaches courses in U.S. History, Film as a means of recording and teaching history, Latin America, and social history. He is also the author of "The Token Black Guide," which discusses and examines experiences and perspectives (historical and personal) on race in America.

Guillory is a member of the American Historical Association, NAACP, Sundance Institute, Smithsonian, Committee for Campus Inclusion, and sponsors One Native Nation and the Film and Media Studies Club on the Polytechnic Campus. 

Education: 
  • M.Ed. Education, Arizona State University
  • M.L.S. Liberal Studies, Arizona State University
  • M.A. History, Georgia Southern University
  • B.A. International Studies and History, Georgia Southern University

 

Research Interests: 

Mr. Guillory's current research is an investigation of American Identity. He seeks to answer the question of "What is an American?" Is it something definite? Is it an abstract? Is it an ideal that can never be quite achieved? How has it changed over generations and with a changing demographic within the United States? Mr Guillory is hoping to use his findings from people from varied locations throughout the United States to define what "American" means. 

Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 210American Social History
HST 310Film as History
HST 315Political History of the U. S.
HST 334African Amer Hist Since 1865
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 210American Social History
HST 310Film as History
HST 334African Amer Hist Since 1865
HST 342US West 20th Century
HST 444Latin American Independence
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 310Film as History
HST 315Political History of the U. S.
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 310Film as History
HST 315Political History of the U. S.
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 314Am Cultural History Since 1865
HST 315Political History of the U. S.
HST 325Immigration & Ethnicity in US
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 204Historical Themes in the US
HST 314Am Cultural History Since 1865
HST 315Political History of the U. S.
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 210American Social History
HST 310Film as History
HST 341U.S. West 19th Century
HST 342US West 20th Century
HST 413Contemporary America