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FrGallagher

Charles Gallagher, SJ
Assistant Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Marquette University

Author of the book Vatican Secret Diplomacy: Joseph P. Harley & Pope Pius XII. Vatican diplomacy; espionage; terrorism; American Catholic history; US diplomatic history; 19th & 20th century American social history; Holocaust. Courses have included: "Spies, Spying and the Presidency" and "Terror and the American Century."

617-552-0726
charles.gallagher@bc.edu
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GelfandMark Gelfand
Associate Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Columbia University

American history, 1877- present; American political, legal and business history.

617-552-8451
mark.gelfand@bc.edu
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JacobsSeth Jacobs
Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Northwestern University

20th century U.S. political and cultural history; U.S. foreign policy. U.S.-Asian relations; Vietnam War; Cold War. He is author of The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos.

617-552-8459
seth.jacobs.2@bc.edu
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JohnsonMarilynn Johnson
Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. New York University

Modern U.S. urban and social history; the American West.

617-552-8453
marilynn.johnson@bc.edu
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KennyKevin Kenny
Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Columbia University

American immigration and labor; global migration and diaspora. He is author of Making Sense of the Molly Maguires and Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn’s Holy Experiment.

617-552-1196
Kennyka@bc.edu
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LyerlyCynthia Lyerly
Associate Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Rice University

American women, with a special interest in gender ideology, religion and reace. The history of the South. She is author of Methodism and the Southern Mind, 1770-1810.

617-552-3783
cynthia.lyerly@bc.edu
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ManeyPatrick Maney
Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. University of Maryland 

U.S. history, 1865- present; modern American presidency. He is author of a biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt titled The Roosevelt Presence:  The Life and Legacy of FDR. He is working on a book on Bill Clinton’s presidency.

617-552-2399
maneyp@bc.edu
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Arissa Oh
Assistant Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. University of Chicago

20th century United States; U.S. immigration and race; Asian-American history; family and kinship; Cold War social policy; Korean and international adoption.

617.552.3799
arissa.oh@bc.edu
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O'TooleJames O'Toole
Clough Millennium Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Boston College

America religion; American Catholic history. Author of the books The Faithful: A History of Catholics in America, Militant and Triumphant: William Henry O'Connell and the Catholic Church in Boston, 1859-1944 and Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920.

617.552.8456
james.otoole@bc.edu
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QuigleyDavid Quigley
Professor of History and Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. New York University

Urban history; Civil War and Reconstruction; America and the world; 19th century U.S, , especially the American Revolution and US Constitution. Author of the book Second Founding: New York City, Reconstruction, and the Making of American Democracy and co-author of s Jim Crow New York: A Documentary History of Race and Citizenship, 1777-1877.

617.552.2393
david.quigley@bc.edu
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Richardson

Heather Richardson
Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences

Nineteenth-century U.S. History, politics and economics, antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction, history of the American West, history education. History of the Republican Party that stretches from the time of the Northwest Ordinance to 2008. Author of the books Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre


heather.richardson@bc.edu
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RogersAlan Rogers
Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

Early America, especially the American Revolution and US Constitution; murder and capital punishment in Massachusetts from 1630-present; Supreme Court from 1788 to modern times, with emphasis on the court's relationship to social change. He has served as chair of the Seminar in Early American History at the Massachusetts Historical Society, an officer of the Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society, and president of the New England Historical Association. Co-author of the books Boston: City on a Hill and This Momentous Affair: Massachusetts and the Ratification of the Constitution of the United States. Courses have included: "Church and State", "US Bill of Rights", "American Trials", "The Death Penalty"; "US Constitutional History."

617.552.3782
alan.rogers@bc.edu
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StanwoodOwen Stanwood
Associate Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Northwestern University

Colonial America; early modern Britain; Atlantic and global histor; imperial politics.  Author of the book The Empire Reformed: English America in the Age of the Glorious Revolution.

617.552.6342
owen.standwood@bc.edu
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SummersMartin Summers
Associate Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences 
Ph.D. Rutgers University

African-American intellectual and cultural history; gender and masculinity; race and sexuality; race and mental Illness; African diaspora. Author of the book Manliness and Its Discontents: The Black Middle Class and the Transformation of Masculinity, 1900-1930.

617.552.3814
summermb@bc.edu
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