Carl Weinberg

Adjunct Professor, Department of History

Teaching Professor, College of Arts & Sciences

IU Bloomington

Full Biography

I write and teach about the modern United States, with a focus on social movements, culture wars, and politics.  My latest book is Red Dynamite: Creationism, Culture Wars, and Anticommunism in America (Cornell University Press, 2021). My first book was Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners and World War I (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005). In addition to teaching in the history department about the controversy over evolutionary science, I also offer courses on leadership, social movements, and public policy as part of the Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) Program and a course on the history and politics of meat in the Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP).  I have also co-taught a course on the history of mathematics.  In my spare time, I play jazz and classical clarinet.


Research Interests

  • Modern social and political history
  • Antievolutionism
  • Labor history
  • Social movements
  • History and philosophy of science
  • The meat industry


  • Ph.D. at Yale University, 1995
  • M.A. at American University, 1988
  • B.A. at Brown University, 1983

Courses Taught

  • The Evolution/Creation Controversy in Modern America (History A388/PACE C300)
  • Leadership, Social Movements, and Politics in Modern America (History A379/PACE C350)
  • Power to the People: Role-Playing the French and American Revolutions (History W200) 
  • The Struggle for Civil Rights (Intensive Freshman Seminar)
  • The Meat We Eat (LAMP L416)
  • Leadership and Public Policy (PACE C250)
  • Introduction to Theories of Leaderhip (PACE C100)
  • History of Mathematics (Math M380)



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