Stanley Fonseca

Adjunct Instructor

Stan Fonseca is a historian of the twentieth-century United States. His work focuses on the histories of tourism, mobility, capitalism, and consumer culture. He is completing his dissertation in History at the University of Southern California.


Tourism, Mobility, Capitalism, and Consumer Culture

Academic Credentials

University of Southern California, PhD in History, 2023 (expected)

University of Southern California, MA in History, 2020

Lewis & Clark College, BA in History, 2015


Spring 2023 

HIST 135-01  U.S. Empire to Superpower

HIST 297-F1 Capitalism & American Society


Stan Fonseca is a historian of culture, travel, and empire in the modern history of the United States. His research currently centers around the growth of the cruise ship industry across the twentieth century, investigating the ties between tourism, mobility, capitalism, and cultural change in a transnational, mobile setting.