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Tracey A Deutsch

Department of History 1045 HellerH 271 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations


  • women and consumer culture
  • women's history
  • 20th-century political economy
  • politics of supermarkets and malls

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: U.S. History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2001.
  • M.A.: U.S. History, New York University, 1993.
  • B.A.: Religious Studies in the Humanities, University of Chicago, 1990.


  • From Wild Animal Stores to Women's Sphere: Supermarkets and Mass Consumption, 1930-1950. Deutsch, Tracey, Fall 1999.
  • Untangling Alliances: Social Tensions at Neighborhood Grocery Stores and the Rise of Chains. Deutsch, Tracey, 2002.
  • Bessie (Pesi) Hershfeld Pomerantz. Deutsch, Tracey, 2000.
  • Making Change at the Grocery Store. Deutsch, Tracey, Enterprise and Society, forthcoming.
  • Encyclopedia of Urban History. Deutsch, Tracey, Co-Author.
  • Putting Commerce in Its Place: Public Markets in U.S. History: Deutsch, Tracey, American Quarterly, 2004.
  • Budget-Making in the State of Illinois: Deutsch, Tracey, Matt Stagner, Theodore C. Chen, Chaplan Hall Center for Children, 1991.
  • The Dictionary of American History. Deutsch, Tracey, Co-Author, 2002.
  • Review: Brand New: How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers’ Trust from Wedgewood to Starbucks: Deutsch, Tracey, Journal of American History, 2003.
  • "Des Consommatrices Américaines Trés Engagées, du New Deal a la Guerre Froide,": Deutsch, Tracey, Alain CHatriot, Au Nom du Consammateur, 2005.
  • Review of Marina Moskowitz, Standard of Living: Deutsch, Tracey, John Hopkins University Press, Business History Review, 2005.

Research Activities

  • Making Change: Supermarkets and the Transformation of Consumer Society, 1919-1968: funded research, 2003-5 Grant-In-Aid, 2004 McKnight Summer Fellowship and Faculty Summer Research Fellowship

Professional Activities

  • Assistant Professor: Simon's Rock College of Bard , 2001 - 2002
  • Program Committee: Business History Conference, 2005 Annual Meeting
  • CLA Assembly: Member , 2005 - 2006

Outreach Activities

  • Professor: Project TEAM-UP, University of Minnesota, 2002 - 2004
  • Invited Speaker: Bridge to American History Social History Lens, February 23, 2004
  • Invited Speaker: College in the Schools, 2003
  • Member: Organization of American Historians, 2003 - present

Courses Taught

  • Hist 5XXX - Comparative History of Capitalism
  • Hist 3841 - American Business History
  • Hist 3348/WOST 3408 - US Women's History, 1890-present
  • Hist 1908W - Shopping: An Introduction to History
  • History 5910 Consumption and Twentieth Century Politics
  • History 3345- US History Since 1945
  • History 4961 Major Paper Seminar
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Featured Faculty

  • Jean O'Brien, 2014 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award

    Jean O'Brien has been awarded this year's Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Jean O'Brien joins Erika Lee (2012) as the second historian to receive Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Congratulations, Jeani!

    June 18th, 2014
  • Ann Waltner, 2014 President's Award for Outstanding Service

    Congratulations to Ann Waltner, who is a 2014 recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Service.

    May 1st, 2014
  • Giancarlo Casale, Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

    Giancarlo Casale has been named winner of this year's Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

    The department's nomination recognized his success in the classroom, his integration of language study and study abroad, his activity as a public intellectual, and his service as DUS.

    Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.

    Congratulations, Giancarlo!

    April 1st, 2014

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