Carnegie Mellon University

Mark Hauser

Mark Hauser

Adjunct Instructor, History


Mark Hauser studies American cultural and business practices of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

His current book manuscript, All the Comforts of Hell: Doughboys, Business, and American Mass Culture in the First World War, is under contract with The Johns Hopkins University Press. This project examines how soldiers’ welfare programs spurred developments in the production, management, design, distribution, and consumption of a variety of goods and services.

His research has been supported by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, the Hoover Institution, the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture and Wisconsin Historical Society, the Kautz Family YMCA Archives, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, and the Hagley Museum and Library.

He is a member of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Business History Conference, and the Society for Military History.


Ph.D.: Carnegie Mellon University, 2019

Courses Taught

The U.S. Military: A Social History

Entertainment & Popular Culture in the Roaring Twenties

American Popular Culture and the Entertainment Business: 1800 to Present

World War I: The Twentieth Century’s First Catastrophe

Development of American Culture

United States History Since 1865

United States Immigration History