Faculty

Shameel Ahmad
Shameel Ahmad
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Economic History
781-736-8618 Sachar Building, Room 130a

Expertise: Economic history, development, international trade

Gregory Childs
Gregory Childs
Assistant Professor of Latin American History
781-736-2291 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 105
Office Hours: On Leave

Expertise: African diaspora studies, Latin American and Caribbean history, critical theories (race, social, legal), history of psychiatry, alterity and difference, philosophy of history and historiography, Atlantic world history, graffiti and hip hop studies

Abigail Cooper
Abigail Cooper
Assistant Professor of History
781-736-2284 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 121
Office Hours: Wed. 2-4 p.m. and by appointment

Expertise: U.S. history, slavery and emancipation, civil war and reconstruction, American religion and culture, 19th century U.S., social history of marginalized peoples

Gregory Freeze
Gregory Freeze
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of History
Director of Graduate Studies (Fall 2018)
781-736-2766 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 108
Office Hours: On Leave

Expertise: Modern Russia, modern Germany, history of globalization, religion

Xing Hang
Xing Hang
Assistant Professor of History
Undergraduate Adviser for History
781-736-2361 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 118
Office Hours: Tues., Fri. 10-11 a.m. and by appointment

Expertise: East Asian world order, maritime East Asia, Eurasian comparative history, Ming-Qing transition, overseas Chinese, Chinese nationalism and identity

Mark L. Hulliung
Mark L. Hulliung
Richard Koret Professor of the History of Ideas
781-736-2280 Golding Judaica Center, 104
Office Hours: On Leave

Expertise: Intellectual, cultural, and political history, American and European

Heyward Parker James
Heyward Parker James
Senior Lecturer in History
781-736-2270 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 216
Office Hours: Thursday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and by appointment

Expertise: Asian history, world history; histories of art, architecture, technology, and material culture

Paul Jankowski
Paul Jankowski
Raymond Ginger Professor of History
781-736-2274 Golding Judaica Center, 115
Office Hours: On Leave

Expertise: Modern European and French history, history of modern war

William E. Kapelle
William E. Kapelle
Associate Professor of History
781-736-2279 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 120
Office Hours: Thurs. 12:15-1:15 p.m. and by appointment

Expertise: Roman and medieval history

Alice A. Kelikian
Alice A. Kelikian
Associate Professor of History
781-736-2276 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 219
Office Hours: Tues., Fri. 10-11 a.m. and by appointment

Expertise: Modern European history, social history, Italian cinema and culture

Hannah Weiss Muller
Hannah Weiss Muller
Assistant Professor of History
781-736-2278 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 119
Office Hours: On Leave

Expertise: Britain and the British Empire

Naghmeh Sohrabi
Naghmeh Sohrabi
Charles (Corky) Goodman Chair in Middle East History
781-736-5327 Lemberg Hall, 224

Expertise: Modern Middle East history, modern Iran history, nationalism, historiography, comparative revolutions

Govind Sreenivasan
Govind Sreenivasan
Associate Professor of History
781-736-2277 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 117
Office Hours: Wed. 12-2 p.m. and by appointment

Expertise: Early modern European history, especially Germany, world history

Michael Willrich
Michael Willrich
Leff Families Professor of History
Department Chair
781-736-2292 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 213
Office Hours: On Leave

Expertise: United States social, legal, and political history

Teaching Affiliated Faculty

Brian M. Donahue
Brian M. Donahue
Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies (on the Jack Meyerhoff Fund)
781-736-3091 Rabb Graduate Center, 348

Expertise: American environmental studies, New England farm and forest history, sustainable agriculture, sustainable forestry, land conservation.

ChaeRan Yoo Freeze
ChaeRan Yoo Freeze
Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2987 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 312

Expertise: Jewish history, women's and gender studies

Karen V. Hansen
Karen V. Hansen
Professor of Sociology, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2651 Pearlman Hall, 209

Expertise: Sociology of gender, class and race/ethnicity, families and kinship, historical sociology, community studies

Laura Jockusch
Laura Jockusch
Albert Abramson Assistant Professor of Holocaust Studies
781-736-2959 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 310

Expertise: Modern Jewish history, Holocaust studies.

Daniel Thomas Kryder
Daniel Thomas Kryder
Luis Stulberg Chair in Law and Politics
781-736-2778 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 202

Expertise: American political development, qualitative methods, policing and social movements, history of race policy and politics

Carina Ray
Carina Ray
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
781-736-2027 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 207

Expertise: African and Black Atlantic history, West Africa, Ghana, race, gender, and sexuality; comparative colonialisms and nationalisms, migration and maritime histories

Jehuda Reinharz
Jehuda Reinharz
President Emeritus and Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History; Director, Tauber Institute
781-736-8581 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 304

Expertise: Modern Jewish history

Jonathan Sarna
Jonathan Sarna
University Professor and Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History
781-736-2977 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 213

Expertise: American Jewish history and life, jews in the americas; American religion

Eugene R. Sheppard
Eugene R. Sheppard
Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought
781-736-2965 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 307

Expertise: Modern European Jewish intellectual history, history of Jewish nationalism and zionism, modern European intellectual history, history of continental philosophy, modern German Jewish thought, the impact of European Jewish refugees on the American, European, and Israeli public sphere as well as the academy

Chad Williams
Chad Williams
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
781-736-3250 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 219

Expertise: African American and modern United States history, African American military history, World War I, African American intellectual history

Faculty Emeriti

Joyce Antler
Joyce Antler
Professor Emerita of American Studies and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise: Women's history, social history, history of education, history as theater, Jewish women's history, women and gender studies

Silvia M. Arrom
Silvia M. Arrom
Professor Emerita of History

Expertise: Latin America, women's history, social history, Mexican history, Latin American history, U.S.-Latin American relations, Latinos in the United States

David Hackett Fischer
David Hackett Fischer
University Professor Emeritus of History

Expertise: American history, comparative history

Antony Polonsky
Antony Polonsky
Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies

Expertise: East European Jewish history, Holocaust studies

John Schrecker
John Schrecker
Professor Emeritus of History

Expertise: East Asian history and civilization, Sino-Western and Sino-American relations, modern China, traditional Chinese thought

Ibrahim Sundiata
Ibrahim Sundiata
Professor Emeritus of History

Expertise: Africa: social history, slavery, African diaspora, Afro-Brazil

Milton Isadore Vanger
Professor Emeritus of History

Expertise: History