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Full-Time Faculty

Alan Allport  
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2007
Modern British and European history, war and society

Susan Branson  
Professor, History
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 1992
Early American women, early American society and culture, science and American society

Brian Brege  
Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2014
Medieval and early modern Europe, history of globalization, the scientific revolution, diplomatic and imperial history

Craige B. Champion  
Professor, History
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1993
Hellenistic Greece, Greek democracy and republican Rome, ancient imperialism, ethnic identity formation in classical antiquity, the politics of culture in ancient Greece and Rome, classical historiography

Andrew Wender Cohen  
Professor, History
Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1999
United States history, law, crime, and political economy

Mikkel Dack  
Visiting Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Calgary, 2016
History of modern Europe, Germany, Third Reich, Allied occupation, and postwar memory

Albrecht Diem  
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Utrecht, 2000
History of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, early Medieval monasticism, hagiography, gender and sexuality

Michael R. Ebner  
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2004
History of modern Europe, Italy, Fascism, and political violence

Carol Faulkner  
Associate Dean and Professor, History
Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., Binghamton University, 1998
19th-century America, U.S. women, gender, sexuality, social movements

Jeffrey Gonda  
Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Yale University, 2012
African American history, 20th century U.S. legal, urban, political.

Paul M. Hagenloh  
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Texas, 1999
Modern Russia

Samantha Kahn Herrick  
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2002M.Phil., Oxford University, 1993
Medieval European history, Christian hagiography and apostolic legends, France

Amy Aisen Kallander  
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007
Modern Middle East, Ottoman Empire, women and gender, Tunisia

George L. Kallander  
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2006
Korean and northeast Asian history and culture

Osamah F. Khalil  
Associate Professor, History
Interim Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program 2017-2018 AY
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011
U.S. foreign relations, modern Middle East, Cold War, Arab-Israeli conflict

Radha Kumar  
Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2015
Modern South Asia: policing and sovereignty, legal history, colonial and post-colonial politics

Norman Kutcher  
Associate Professor and Chair, History
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
J.D., Boston College, 1985; Ph.D., Yale University, 1991
Cultural, social, and intellectual history of late imperial China

Chris R. Kyle  
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Auckland University, 1994
Toponomology, society, law and culture of Westminster and London, the social history of parliaments in early modern Britain

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn  
Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1990
Modern American society, culture, thought; cultural criticism; intellectual history; history of ideas; self, emotion, art of living, ancient and modern; therapeutic culture, civil society, community, race, family; contemplative learning

Gladys McCormick  
Associate Professor, History
Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
Latin America and the Caribbean, 19th and 20th century Mexico

Tessa Murphy  
Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2016
The Atlantic World; the early Americas in comparative perspective; the colonial Caribbean; slavery and race; the Age of Revolutions.

Mark Schmeller  
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001
United States cultural and intellectual history, 18th and 19th centuries; communications history; political thought

Martin S. Shanguhyia  
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2007
African history, eastern Africa, colonial and postcolonial, environment, rural economies, development, conflict and mediation, transnational inter-ethnic relations

Junko Takeda  
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2006
Early modern European history, modern European history, France, Mediterranean, economic globalization, history of science and medicine

Margaret Susan Thompson  
Associate Professor, History and Political Science
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1979
Modern American history, government and politics, religion, women's history


Emeriti Faculty

David H. Bennett  
Professor Emeritus, History
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1963
Political extremism in America, 20th-century American history, modern military history

Samuel K. Eddy ~ 1926-2015  
Professor Emeritus, History
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1958
Classical, Greece and Rome

Cissie Fairchilds  
Professor Emerita, History
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1972
18th century France, early modern European social, women

Michael Flusche  
Associate Professor Emeritus, History
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1973
American Civil War and Reconstruction, American south

Robert Gregory ~ 1924-2014  
Professor Emeritus, History
Ph.D., UCLA, 1956
East Africa, European expansion, Indian-African relations

Frederick D. Marquardt  
Assistant Professor Emeritus, History
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1973
German social history

Peter T. Marsh  
Professor Emeritus, History
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1962
19th/20th century Britain, international political economy

Dennis Romano  
Professor Emeritus, History
Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History, Emeritus
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1981
Renaissance Italy, early modern social and cultural history, Venice

Otey M. Scruggs ~ 1929-2014  
Professor Emeritus, History
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1958
19th century American history, African American history

James Roger Sharp  
Professor Emeritus, History
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1966
American political history, early national and middle period, 1789-1860

William Stinchcombe ~ 1937-2014  
Professor Emeritus, History
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1967
American diplomatic history, Revolutionary War

John Scott Strickland ~ 1948-2014  
Associate Professor Emeritus, History
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1984
American South; African American religion and culture; United States social history, 1700-1900

Stephen Saunders  Webb  
Professor Emeritus, History
Maxwell Professor Emeritus, History and Social Science
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965
Early America, Anglo-American social and political, Native American


Affiliated Faculty

Matteo Duni  
Professor, History and Civilization
Ph.D., European University Institute, 1999
Renaissance and Reformation, history of the Inquisition, popular culture in early Modern Italy

Sara Matthews-Grieco  
Professor, History
Ph.D., Écol. Des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 1982
Renaissance and early modern European history, the history of women, the family, and sexuality

Milton C. Sernett  
Professor Emeritus, History and African American Studies
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1972
African American religious history, slavery and abolition

David H. Stam  
University Librarian, Emeritus
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978
Polar exploration and book history

William M. Wiecek  
Professor Emeritus, History and Law
Chester Adgate Congdon Professor of Public Law and Legislation
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1968
Legal and constitutional, law