Tristan Traviolia

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(818) 677-3584
Office location:
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A.A. with honors, Santa Monica College, 1992
B.A., Summa Cum Laude,University of California, Los Angeles, 1995
M.A., California State University, Northridge, 1998


HIST 151 (Western Civilization since 1500)
HIST 270 (The United States to 1865)
HIST 271 (The United States Since 1865)
HIST 301 (The Historian's Craft)
HIST 370 (Problems in American History to 1865)
HIST 371 (Problems in American History 1865 to present)
HIST 470 (The United States: The Colonial Period)
HIST 471 (American Revolution and Constitution)
HIST 472 (The United States: the Era of Expansion)
HIST 478 (Economic History of the United States)


“The effect of free labor ideology and the spread of industrial capitalism on the transition to manhood in the Early Republic” (in progress)

Research and Interests

Tristan Traviolia began teaching at CSUN in 2001. In addition to teaching the introductory US History survey courses, he has also taught classes in Colonial America, the American Revolution, antebellum western expansion, US economic history, and Western Civilization.