Eric Cimino

  • Academic Interests
    • Modern U.S. and European History
    • Progressive Era Social Reform
  • What I am working on

    I am in the midst of a project that examines how local and national authorities, as well as private organizations, responded to the Titanic disaster in terms of providing short- and long-term aid to survivors.

  • Educational Background
    • M.A., History, UMass-Boston, 2003
    • Ph.D., History, Stony Brook University (SUNY), 2012
  • Additional Information

    Favorite Books

    Nonfiction: Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age by Daniel Rodgers, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner, and Detlev Peukert, The Weimar Republic.

    Fiction: Visit from the Goon Squad by Jenifer Egan; Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, Independence Day by Richard Ford; CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders

  • Publications/Presentations

    MA Thesis:

    • "Student Life at the Bauhaus, 1919-1933"


    • "On the Border Line of Tragedy: White Slavery, Moral Protection, and the Travelers' Aid Society of New York, 1885-1917."


    • "Safeguarding the Innocent: Travelers' Aid at the Panama California Exposition, 1915," Journal of San Diego History 61:3&4 (Summer/Fall 2015): 455-74
    • "The Travelers' Aid Society: Social Work and Moral Reform in New York City, 1907-1916." New York History 97:1 (Winter 2016): 34-54.
    • "Carpathia's Care for Titanic's Survivors." Voyage: Journal of the Titanic International Society 101 (Fall 2017): 23-31.