Prof. Daniel J. Leab

Daniel Leab received his PhD from Columbia University where for over a decade he was employed as a senior administrator and faculty member. He is currently Professor of History at Seton Hall University. His research interests include labour history (for over two decades he edited Labor History), history in film (one of his articles won the annual prize for the best article in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television), and the cultural conflicts of the Cold War (he is a founder of American Communist History which he has edited for over a decade). He has twice been a Senior Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Cologne as well as a Visiting Professor there and elsewhere.  His publications include Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm, I was a Communist for the FBI: The Life and Unhappy Times of Mark Cvetic, and “Hollywood und die deutsche Filmkultur” in Die USA und Deutschland im Zeitalter des Kalten Krieges 1945-1990: Ein Handbuch (ed. Detlef Junker).

Prof. Daniel J. Leab's Publications

  • Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm