History Faculty

Monique A. Bedasse, Assistant Professor of History Monique A. Bedasse, Assistant Professor of History

Monique A. Bedasse, Assistant Professor of History  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
Decolonization • African political, social and intellectual history • Modern Africa from a transnational perspective • Modern Caribbean history • The African diaspora

Michael Burlingame, May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor Emeritus of History Michael Burlingame, May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor Emeritus of History

Michael Burlingame, May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor Emeritus of History
U.S. History • The Civil War • Abraham Lincoln • Psychohistory

David Canton, Associate Professor of History, Chair of the History Department David Canton, Associate Professor of History, Chair of the History Department

David Canton, Associate Professor of History, Chair of the History Department
20th-Century American Social History • Civil rights movement • Urban history • Hip Hop Music and Black Culture in Post-Industrial America

Sheetal Chhabria, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Assistant Professor of History Sheetal Chhabria, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Assistant Professor of History

Sheetal Chhabria, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Assistant Professor of History
South Asian history • Inequality • Urbanization, urban studies • Global History, globalization

Ann Marie L. Davis, Assistant Professor of History Ann Marie L. Davis, Assistant Professor of History

Ann Marie L. Davis, Assistant Professor of History
Early modern and modern Japan • History of science • Technology and science • Japanese literature and theory • History of gender and sexuality • Women's studies

James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History

James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History
Nineteenth-century United States history • African-American Studies • History of medicine and public health

Marc Forster, Henry B. Plant Professor of History, Director of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA) Marc Forster, Henry B. Plant Professor of History, Director of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA)

Marc Forster, Henry B. Plant Professor of History, Director of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA)
Early modern Germany (1500-1800) • German Catholicism, popular religion and popular culture, rural society

Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity

Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity
Latin American and Caribbean history • The history of race and ethnicity • African diaspora and Afro-Latin America • Peru and the Andes

Eileen M. Kane, Assistant Professor of History Eileen M. Kane, Assistant Professor of History

Eileen M. Kane, Assistant Professor of History
Russian/Soviet/post-Soviet history • Modern Europe • Empires

Bruce Kirmmse, Professor Emeritus of History Bruce Kirmmse, Professor Emeritus of History

Bruce Kirmmse, Professor Emeritus of History
Intellectual history of modern Europe (post -1700) • Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center

Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center
The history of sexuality • Early American history • Social justice movements

Frederick S. Paxton, Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor of History Frederick S. Paxton, Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor of History

Frederick S. Paxton, Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor of History
Medieval Europe • Death, Dying, Sickness and Healing • The Middle Ages in Big Historical Perspective • Big History

Sarah A. Queen, Professor of History Sarah A. Queen, Professor of History

Sarah A. Queen, Professor of History  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
Early Chinese cultural history • The spiritual and philosophical dimensions of Confucianism and Daoism • Confucianism in East Asia Today (Confucianism and Human Rights; Confucianism and Democratization; and Confucianism and Ecology)

Sara Lee Silberman, Associate Professor Emeritus of History Sara Lee Silberman, Associate Professor Emeritus of History

Sara Lee Silberman, Associate Professor Emeritus of History
The political, social, economic, cultural, and diplomatic history of the United States in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program

Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program
Rural radicalism, domestic terrorism • Social, cultural and political history of the United States, 1877 to present, including the American West • Rural America • The Great Depression and the New Deal

Vincent Thompson, Professor Emeritus of History Vincent Thompson, Professor Emeritus of History

Vincent Thompson, Professor Emeritus of History
Modern Africa • Africa and the New World • African-American History • Role of women in African history

Lisa H. Wilson, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American History Lisa H. Wilson, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American History

Lisa H. Wilson, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American History  (On sabbatical Fall 2014)
Colonial British North America • Gender studies • Family history

Daren Ray, Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Daren.Ray@conncoll.edu

Retired Faculty

Monique A. Bedasse, Assistant Professor of History

Monique A. Bedasse, Assistant Professor of History  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
Decolonization • African political, social and intellectual history • Modern Africa from a transnational perspective • Modern Caribbean history • The African diaspora

Michael Burlingame, May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor Emeritus of History

Michael Burlingame, May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor Emeritus of History
U.S. History • The Civil War • Abraham Lincoln • Psychohistory

David Canton, Associate Professor of History, Chair of the History Department

David Canton, Associate Professor of History, Chair of the History Department
20th-Century American Social History • Civil rights movement • Urban history • Hip Hop Music and Black Culture in Post-Industrial America

Sheetal Chhabria, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Assistant Professor of History

Sheetal Chhabria, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Assistant Professor of History
South Asian history • Inequality • Urbanization, urban studies • Global History, globalization

Ann Marie L. Davis, Assistant Professor of History

Ann Marie L. Davis, Assistant Professor of History
Early modern and modern Japan • History of science • Technology and science • Japanese literature and theory • History of gender and sexuality • Women's studies

James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History

James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History
Nineteenth-century United States history • African-American Studies • History of medicine and public health

Marc Forster, Henry B. Plant Professor of History, Director of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA)

Marc Forster, Henry B. Plant Professor of History, Director of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA)
Early modern Germany (1500-1800) • German Catholicism, popular religion and popular culture, rural society

Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity

Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity
Latin American and Caribbean history • The history of race and ethnicity • African diaspora and Afro-Latin America • Peru and the Andes

Eileen M. Kane, Assistant Professor of History

Eileen M. Kane, Assistant Professor of History
Russian/Soviet/post-Soviet history • Modern Europe • Empires

Bruce Kirmmse, Professor Emeritus of History

Bruce Kirmmse, Professor Emeritus of History
Intellectual history of modern Europe (post -1700) • Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center

Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center
The history of sexuality • Early American history • Social justice movements

Frederick S. Paxton, Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor of History

Frederick S. Paxton, Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor of History
Medieval Europe • Death, Dying, Sickness and Healing • The Middle Ages in Big Historical Perspective • Big History

Sarah A. Queen, Professor of History

Sarah A. Queen, Professor of History  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
Early Chinese cultural history • The spiritual and philosophical dimensions of Confucianism and Daoism • Confucianism in East Asia Today (Confucianism and Human Rights; Confucianism and Democratization; and Confucianism and Ecology)

Sara Lee Silberman, Associate Professor Emeritus of History

Sara Lee Silberman, Associate Professor Emeritus of History
The political, social, economic, cultural, and diplomatic history of the United States in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program

Catherine M. Stock, Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History, Director of American Studies Program
Rural radicalism, domestic terrorism • Social, cultural and political history of the United States, 1877 to present, including the American West • Rural America • The Great Depression and the New Deal

Vincent Thompson, Professor Emeritus of History

Vincent Thompson, Professor Emeritus of History
Modern Africa • Africa and the New World • African-American History • Role of women in African history

Lisa H. Wilson, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American History

Lisa H. Wilson, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American History  (On sabbatical Fall 2014)
Colonial British North America • Gender studies • Family history

In Memoriam

Helen Mulvey, Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor Emeritus of History

Contact Information:

Chair: David Canton, Associate Professor
Assistant: Nancy Lewandowski

Phone: 860-439-5264
Fax: 860-439-5332
Email: dacan@conncoll.edu

Department of History
Connecticut College
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270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196