David Canton, Associate Professor of History, Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion

David Canton

Associate Professor of History, Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion

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 • Postcolonial studies • Imperialism


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

(On sabbatical academic year 2015-2016 as an Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellow, Harvard University)

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

Leo J. Garofalo

Associate Professor of History

(On sabbatical Spring 2016, Fall 2016)

Latin American and Caribbean history • The history of race and ethnicity • African diaspora and Afro-Latin America • Peru and the Andes


Eileen M. Kane, Associate Professor of History

Eileen M. Kane

Associate Professor of History

(On sabbatical Fall 2015)

Russian/Soviet/post-Soviet history • Modern Europe • Empires


Bryan Knapp

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Modern United States • Global capitalism and development • Transnational grassroots politics • Sexuality and the politics of reproduction • America in a global perspective • Ecological and world environmental history • Literature, art and social change • Human rights, justice and global governance

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

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)


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


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

Lisa H. Wilson

Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American History, Chair of the History Department

Colonial North America • Women and gender • Family history


Dean Accardi

Adjunct Assistant Professor of History and Religious Studies

South Asian Religion and History • Early Modern and Modern South Asia • Gender and Asceticism • Islamic World Histories • Hindu-Muslim conflict and joint piety

Elizabeth Garcia

Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

Latino/a History and Culture 

Andrew Higgins

Adjunct Instructor of History

U.S. History • World History • Social Movements • Race, Colonialism, and Capitalism

Mark Mullane

Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

Medieval Europe • Anglo-Saxon England • Medieval Scandinavia

Constanze Weise

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Comparative Politics • African History • West Africa • African Diaspora and Atlantic World • Religion and Politics • Urbanization • Urban Studies • Migration

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



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)


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

Vincent Thompson

Professor Emeritus of History

Modern Africa • Africa and the New World • African-American History • Role of women in African history

In Memoriam

Helen Mulvey

Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor Emeritus of History