Department Chair

Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Chair of the History Department

Leo J. Garofalo

Associate Professor of History, Chair of the History Department

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


Faculty

Dean Accardi, Assistant Professor of History

Dean Accardi

Assistant Professor of History

Early modern and modern South Asia • Islamic world • Gender • Religion and politics


Henryatta Ballah, Assistant Professor of History

Henryatta Ballah

Assistant Professor of History

Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Africa • The Atlantic World • Civil wars • Youth history • Labor and social movements • Women's history


David Canton, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Africana Studies Program

David Canton

Associate Professor of History, Director of the Africana Studies Program

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 • Colonialism • Urbanism • Capitalism • Global history • Postcolonial studies


James T. Downs, Professor of History, Director of the American Studies Program

James T. Downs

Professor of History, Director of the American Studies Program

U.S. 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


Eileen M. Kane, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Global Islamic Studies Program

Eileen M. Kane

Associate Professor of History, Director of the Global Islamic Studies Program

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


Frederick S. Paxton, Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor of History, SATA Perugia, Spring 2018

Frederick S. Paxton

Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor of History, SATA Perugia, Spring 2018

Medieval Europe • Death, Dying, Sickness and Healing • The Middle Ages in Big Historical Perspective • Big History


Sarah A. Queen, Professor of History, Global Capitalism Pathway Coordinator

Sarah A. Queen

Professor of History, Global Capitalism Pathway Coordinator

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

Catherine M. Stock

Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History

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

Lisa H. Wilson

Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American History

(On sabbatical Fall 2018)

Colonial North America • Women and gender • Family history


Michelle Morgan

Adjunct Assistant Professor of History


Staff

Nancy Lewandowski

Academic Department Assistant

 , Academic Department Assistant

Ellen Maloney

Academic Department Assistant


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