Faculty

  • Professor of History

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

    Historian of China/Inner Asia; research on intersection of empire and ethnicity in the 1700s, and on the links between business, state-building, and inequality in the 20th century.

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  • Associate Professor of History

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

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

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  • Associate 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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  • Associate 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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  • 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 with a long-term research and teaching focus on the history of Africa, the Middle East, and Islam in Africa; translator of historical and popular culture texts in Arabic and Somali.

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  • 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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  • Associate Professor of History

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

    Scholar of urban history and political culture in the Spanish Habsburg world.

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  • Associate Professor of History

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

    Historian of slavery, space and governance in the 18th and 19th Centuries

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  • 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 the relationship between Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities.

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  • 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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  • William R. Kenan, Jr. 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 Jewish History.

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  • Marion Butler McLean Associate Professor in the History of Ideas; Associate Professor of History

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

    Historian of modern Europe and the world.

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  • Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies; 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 Emeriti

  • 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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  • 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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  • Sophia Moses Robison Professor Emerita 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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