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Anthony Santoro

Anthony Santoro

Distinguished Professor

McMurran Hall 354
(757) 594-7709
santoro@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in History, Rutgers University
  • MA in History, University of California, Riverside
  • AB in History, College of the Holy Cross

Teaching

Dr. Santoro’s academic areas of interest are autocracy and totalitarianism, political propaganda, and the art and architecture of autocratic and totalitarian states.

Biography

Dr. Anthony R. Santoro is Distinguished Professor of History and President Emeritus at Christopher Newport University. He was born in Chicago in 1939 to two physician parents. His father, the late Anthony V. Santoro, M.D., who served in the army during WWII as a Battalion Surgeon in the 95th Infantry Division, introduced him to the love of history. Dr. Santoro is a specialist on National Socialist German history, the history of ancient Egypt, and the history of the Byzantine Empire. He also works extensively with historical film and teaches two film studies courses, History on Film and The History of Propaganda. Dr. Santoro has taught seminars on international terrorism and a writing seminar entitled The Fascist and Nazi Aesthetic.


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