Matthew Lasar

User Matthew Lasar

User Lecturer Emeritus

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User mlasar@ucsc.edu

Humanities Division

Lecturer Emeritus

Faculty

Radio

Stevenson College Academic Building
280 Stevenson

280 Stevenson College

Spring 2022: Wednesdays, 10 am to noon on Zoom or in person; students welcome! 😎

Stevenson Academic Services

Ph.D, Claremont Graduate School

The United States of America; the Cold War; conspiracies and conspiracy theories.

United States history; world history; history of the Cold War; radio and telecommunications history.

The United States of America; the Cold War; conspiracies and conspiracy theories.

UCSC Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016

  • Radio 2.0: Uploading the First Broadcast Medium, ABC-CLIO Praeger, 2016
  • Uneasy Listening: Pacifica Radio's Civil War, London: Black Apollo Press, 2005.
  • Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999; Robert Dawidoff, series editor; updated edition in paperback, 2000
  • "The Triumph of the Visual: Stages and Cycles in the Pornography Controversy from the McCarthy Era to the Present," The Journal of Policy History, Volume 7, No. 2, 1995.
  • "Pacifica Radio's Crisis of Containment," in McCauley, Artz, Halleck, and Peterson, eds., Public Broadcasting and the Public Interest, New York: M.E. Sharpe, December, 2002.
  • "Right out in public": Pacifica Radio, the Cold War, and the Political Origins of Alternative Media", Pacific Historical Review, Volume 67, Number 4, November 1998.
  • "Hybrid Highbrow: KPFA's Reconstruction of Elite Culture, 1942-1960," The Journal of Radio Studies, Volume 5, Number 1, Winter, 1998.