Dean Accardi

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

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

(On sabbatical Spring 2017)

South Asian history • Inequality • Urbanization, urban studies • Global History, globalization • Postcolonial studies • Imperialism


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


Kjell Ericson

Visiting Assistant Professor in History

Modern Japanese history • Environmental history • Ocean and maritime history • History of science and technology in East Asia • History of intellectual property

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 Academic Year 2016-2017)

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, 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


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

Frederick S. Paxton

Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor of History

(On sabbatical Spring 2017)

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


Luis Herrán Ávila

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

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

Dean Accardi

Visiting 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

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

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