Department Chair

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


Faculty

Dean Accardi, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Dean Accardi

Visiting 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


Courtney Doucette, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Courtney Doucette

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Modern European history • Russian studies • Women's and gender history


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

James T. Downs

Associate Professor of History, Interim 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


Leo J. Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Social Justice and Sustainability Pathway Coordinator

Leo J. Garofalo

Associate Professor of History, Social Justice and Sustainability Pathway Coordinator

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, Co-Director, Global Islamic Studies Program

Eileen M. Kane

Associate Professor of History, Co-Director, Global Islamic Studies Program

(On sabbatical AY 2017-2018)

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

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

(On sabbatical AY 2017-2018)

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


Dustin Wright, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Dustin Wright

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Japanese history • East Asian history • Pacific history • Social movements • Food history • Colonialism and imperialism • Cold War • Critical geography


Luis Herrán Ávila

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Latin America • Cold war in Latin America • U.S.-Latin America Relations

Frank Castiglione

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Modern Middle East •19th-century Ottoman empire • global history of empires and transnational

Elizabeth Garcia

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Latino/a feminist studies • Puerto Rican literature

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