College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Faculty Bio

Grubb, C. Alan

Grubb, C. Alan

Position
Associate Professor

Contact
Office: 118 Hardin Hall
Phone: (864) 656-5360
Email: agrub@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D., Columbia University (1969)

Alan Grubb came to Clemson in 1967. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in European intellectual history, as well as Modern France, World War I, and The Age of Absolutism. His first book, The Politics of Pessimism: Albert de Broglie and Conservative Politics in the Early Third Republic, appeared in 1996. Dr. Grubb also has a keen interest in food history. His essay “House and Home in the Victorian South: The Cookbook as Guide,” is often cited as an exemplary way to explain a culture by its food practices; his current work, The Kitchen War, will expand that approach into World War II. He is a past president of the Faculty Senate, and has won numerous awards for teaching and service, including the Frank A. Burtner Advising Award and, in 2003, the AAH Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

The Politics of Pessimism: Albert de Broglie and Conservative Politics in the Early Third Republic. Univ of Delaware Press, 1996.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

House and Home in the Victorian South: The Cookbook as Guide, in In Joy and In Sorrow (Oxford, 1991).