Meet the History Faculty
Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1998
Burkhardt Distinguished Chair in History
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2005 "My most recent research is on early nineteenth century Minnesota and the rules and responsibilities associated with gender identity in different communities in the years before the Civil War."
Robert M. & Katherine Arnold Seeley Distinguished Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1972 "My research involves sea stories told in English court rooms. I have found a fascinating mixture of history, law and the art of storytelling in Admiralty Court cases of the 17th Century."
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2008"As a specialist in modern European history, I'm fascinated with the connection between politics and culture, especially under authoritarian regimes."
Cooperating faculty from other programs
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
Ph.D., Chinese, 2009, University of Minnesota."Currently I am researching cross-cultural interactions between China and the West during the 1930s."
Professor of Classics
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1991 "Just as a question asked in the classroom often contributes a nuanced perspective to my research, I find that my research continually energizes what happens in the classroom."
Szold Distinguished Service Professor of Classics
Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin, 1975 "I am working on a book on the god Dionysos. The evidence I draw upon comes from literary and visual sources, especially the Athenian vase paintings."
Professor of Black Studies
Ph.D., Union Graduate School, 1987 "My most immediate projects are in the areas of Black Studies theory, African American literary criticism, Black psychology traditions, and the status of Blacks in Latin America."
Professor Emeritus of History
Szold Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History
Co-Director of the Lincoln Studies Center
Burkhardt Distinguished Chair Emerita in History