Faculty

  • C. Pat Giersch

    Professor of History

    B.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Yale University

    Historian of China/Inner Asia; research on intersection of empire and ethnicity in 1700s, and 20th century transnational trade networks.

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  • Katherine Grandjean

    Assistant Professor of History

    B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Historian of early American and Native American history, English colonialism and cultural encounters, American frontiers, and violence in American history.

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  • Brenna Greer

    Brenna W. Greer

    Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences; Assistant Professor of History

    B.A., Beloit College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Historian of race, gender, and culture in 20th century U.S. with focus on African American business and visual culture.

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  • Simon Grote

    Assistant Professor of History

    A.B., Harvard University; M.Phil., Cambridge University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Intellectual and cultural historian of early modern Europe

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  • Lidwien Kapteijns

    Elizabeth Kimball Kendall and Elisabeth Hodder Professor of History

    B.A., Universiteit van Amsterdam; M.A., University of London; Doctoraal, Ph.D., Universiteit van Amsterdam

    African historian focusing on Somalia and Sudan; translator of historical and popular culture texts in Arabic and Somali. 

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  • Frances Malino

    Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History

    B.A., Skidmore College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Director of Jewish Studies, research in Jewish and European history, founding member of Digital Heritage Mapping and Diarna project.

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  • Y. Tak Matsusaka

    Professor of History

    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Japanese specialist focusing on Japanese imperialism, nationalism of the Meiji era, and the history of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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  • Alejandra Osorio

    Alejandra Osorio

    Associate Professor of History

    B.A., M.A., New York University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

    Associate Professor of History with a focus on the intersection of politics and urban culture in colonial Latin America.

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  • Ryan Alexander Quintana

    Assistant Professor of History

    B.A., University of Tennessee (Knoxville); M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Historian of race, slavery, space, and the state in the late colonial and early national eras.

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  • Valerie Ramseyer

    Associate Professor of History

    A.B., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Medieval historian of southern Italy and the Mediterranean, with special interest in t he relationship between Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities.

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  • Nikhil Rao

    Associate Professor of History

    B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Scholar of urban history and urban economic and political development in South Asia.

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  • Guy Rogers

    Guy M. Rogers

    William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History and Classical Studies; Professor of History and Classical Studies

    B.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.A., University of London; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Classicist and historian of Greek and Roman history, ancient religion and warfare, Alexander the Great and western civilizations.

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  • Quinn Slabodian

    Quinn Slobodian

    Assistant Professor of History

    B.A., Lewis & Clark College; Ph.D., New York University

    Engaged in teaching and writing the history of modern Germany and the world.

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  • Nina Tumarkin

    Nina Tumarkin

    Professor of History

    B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Historian of Russia, current research on Russian historical memory of the Soviet past.

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Faculty Emerita

  • Jerold Auerbach

    Professor Emeritus of History

    B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Research interests have included modern American history, the history of freedom of speech since the framing of the Bill of Rights, the history of the American legal profession, American Jewish history, and the history of Israel from its biblical foundation to the present.

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  • Paul A. Cohen

    Professor Emeritus of History

    Cornell University, B.A. University of Chicago, M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University

    Retired from teaching in 2000, but continues to be active in the field of Chinese history.

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