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Faculty are organized into the following areas of interest. Click on the area of interest to display a corresponding faculty listing.

 

Africa & African Diaspora
Asia
Britain, Ireland, & British Empire
Early Modern
Environmental
Immigration
Labor
Latin America
Medieval
The Middle East
Modern Europe
Religion
United States
Women & Gender

 

Africa and African Diaspora

 

Priya Lal

Modern African history, with a focus on East Africa; decolonization and nationalism; development; African socialism; gender
 
Karen Miller Afro-American history; history of African-American women; American social history; history of higher education
 

Martin Summers

African-American intellectual and cultural history; gender and masculinity; race and sexuality; race and mental illness; African diaspora
 
Frank Taylor Economic, social, political, and diplomatic history of the Caribbean; history of the African diaspora; Black social and political thought
 

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Asia

 

Prasannan Parthasarathi Modern South Asian history; global history; labor history; economic history; environmental history
 
Franziska Seraphim Modern and contemporary Japanese history: social, political, and cultural; historical memory; social movements; relations with Asia; global and comparative history
 
Ling Zhang Environmental, economic, and political history of China; Chinese middle period; comparative history of water and rivers; landscape studies; historical geography; environmental ethics and environmental justice
 

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Britain, Ireland, and British Empire

 

James Cronin European social and economic history; comparative labor history; state and society in Europe since 1750; British history; contemporary history
 
Robin Fleming Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England; material culture and historical archaeology; legal history; medievalism
 
Thomas Hachey Modern Ireland
 
Penelope Ismay Early Modern and Modern European social history, Britain and the British empire; social history of the economy; urbanization and migration; and modernity
 
Kevin O'Neill Ireland; rural society; famine
 
Prasannan Parthasarathi Modern South Asian history; global history; labor history; economic history; environmental history
 
Robert Savage Irish political and cultural history; film and media in Ireland and Britain; Northern Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations in the 20th century
 
Owen Stanwood Colonial America; early modern Britain; Atlantic and global history
 

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Early Modern History

 

Penelope Ismay Early Modern and Modern European social history, Britain and the British empire; social history of the economy; urbanization and migration; and modernity
 
Robert Maryks Early modern religious history; Jesuit history; racial laws
 
Prasannan Parthasarathi Modern South Asian history; global history; labor history; economic history; environmental history
 
Virginia Reinburg Early modern French history; the Reformation
 
Sarah Ross Early modern Europe; humanism; women and gender
 
Dana Sajdi Pre-modern Middle Eastern history (mainly but not exclusively Ottoman history); popular and learned literary cultures; historiography; book history and urban history
 
Sylvia Sellers-Garcia Colonial Latin America; early modern Spain; colonial Central America; history of empire; narrative and literature
 

Owen Stanwood

 

Colonial America; early modern Britain; Atlantic and global history
 

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Environmental

 

Kevin O'Neill
Ireland; rural society; famine
 
Prasannan Parthasarathi

Modern South Asian history; global history; labor history; economic history; environmental history
 
Ling Zhang

Environmental, economic, and political history of China; Chinese middle period; comparative history of water and rivers; landscape studies; historical geography; environmental ethics and environmental justice
 

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Immigration

 

Marilynn Johnson
US urban and social history, violence, the American West, post-1965 immigration
 
Kevin Kenny

American immigration; global migration and diaspora; labor
 
Arissa Oh

Twentieth-century United States; U.S. immigration and race; Asian-American history; family and kinship; Cold War social policy; gender
 

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Labor

 

James Cronin European social and economic history; comparative labor history; state and society in Europe since 1750; British history; contemporary history
 
Marilynn Johnson US urban and social history, violence, the American West, post-1965 immigration
 
Kevin Kenny American immigration; global migration and diaspora; labor
 
Deborah Levenson Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin America with special interest in Central America,  social constructions and modernity; labor and urban history, and the history of art
 
Prasannan Parthasarathi Modern South Asian history; global history; labor history; economic history; environmental history
 

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Latin America

 

Deborah Levenson Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin America with special interest in Central America,  social constructions and modernity; labor and urban history, and the history of art
 
Sylvia Sellers-GarcĂ­a  Colonial Latin America; early modern Spain; colonial Central America; history of empire; narrative and literature
 
Frank Taylor Economic, social, political, and diplomatic history of the Caribbean; history of the African diaspora; Black social and political thought
 

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Medieval

 

Robin Fleming Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England; material culture and historical archaeology; legal history; medievalism
   
Zachary Matus Intellectual and cultural history of Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages
 
Ling Zhang Environmental, economic, and political history of China; Chinese middle period; comparative history of water and rivers; landscape studies; historical geography; environmental ethics and environmental justice
 

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The Middle East

 

Benjamin Braude Race and the construction of collective identities in the Middle East and Europe; Ottoman history; Jewish history
 
Dana Sajdi Pre-modern Middle Eastern history (mainly but not exclusively Ottoman history); popular and learned literary cultures; historiography; book history and urban history
 

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Modern Europe

 

Julian Bourg Modern European intellectual and cultural history; modern French history; the 1960s; terror and political violence; French theory
 
James Cronin European social and economic history; comparative labor history; state and society in Europe since 1750; British history; contemporary history
 
Thomas Dodman Modern European social and cultural history; modern France and French Empire; war and society; medicine and emotions; critical social theory and psychoanalysis
 
Penelope Ismay Early Modern and Modern European social history, Britain and the British empire; social history of the economy; urbanization and migration; and modernity
 
Kevin O'Neill Ireland; rural society; famine
 
Devin Pendas German history; modern Europe; legal history; history of mass violence and war
 
Robert Savage Irish political and cultural history; film and media in Ireland and Britain; Northern Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations in the 20th century
 

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Religion

 

Benjamin Braude Race and the construction of collective identities in the Middle East and Europe; Ottoman history; Jewish history
 

Charles Gallagher, S.J.

American Catholic history; Vatican diplomacy; U.S. diplomatic history; 19th- & 20th-century American social history; American religious history; history of the Holocaust
 
Cynthia Lyerly American women, with a special interest in gender ideology, religion, women and race; and the history of the South
 
Robert Maryks Early modern religious history; Jesuit history; racial laws
 
Zachary Matus Intellectual and cultural history of Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages
 
James O'Toole
American religion; American Catholic history; archives and manuscripts
 
Virginia Reinburg Early modern European history; religious and social history; the Reformation
 

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United States

 

Charles Gallagher, S.J.

American Catholic history; Vatican diplomacy; U.S. diplomatic history; 19th- & 20th-century American social history; American religious history; history of the Holocaust
 
Mark Gelfand American history (1877-present); American political, legal, and business history
 
Seth Jacobs Twentieth-century United States; U.S. foreign policy; U.S.-Asian relations
 
Marilynn Johnson US urban and social history, violence, the American West, post-1965 immigration
 
Kevin Kenny American immigration; global migration and diaspora; labor
 
Cynthia Lyerly American women, with a special interest in gender ideology, religion, women and race; and the history of the South
 
Patrick Maney U.S. history, 1865-present; the Presidency; Congress
 
Arissa Oh Twentieth-century United States; U.S. immigration and race; Asian-American history; family and kinship; Cold War social policy; gender
 
James O'Toole American religion; American Catholic history; archives and manuscripts
 
David Quigley Nineteenth-century United States; urban history; Civil War and Reconstruction; America and the world
 
Heather Richardson Nineteenth-century U.S. History, politics and economics, antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction, history of the American West, history education
 
Alan Rogers United States Constitutional and legal history
 
Owen Stanwood Colonial America; early modern Britain; Atlantic and global history
 
Martin Summers African-American intellectual and cultural history; gender and masculinity; race and sexuality; race and mental illness; African diaspora
 

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Women and Gender

 

Marilynn Johnson US urban and social history, violence, the American West, post-1965 immigration
 
Cynthia Lyerly American women, with a special interest in gender ideology, religion, and women and race; and the history of the South
 
Arissa Oh Twentieth-century United States; U.S. immigration and race; Asian-American history; family and kinship; Cold War social policy; gender
 
Sarah Ross Early modern Europe; humanism; women and gender
 

Martin Summers

African-American intellectual and cultural history; gender and masculinity; race and sexuality; race and mental illness; African diaspora
 

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