Faculty by Specialization

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African History

Steve Davis
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2010
Research Interests: South African history; microhistory; public history

Francis Musoni
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Emory University, 2011
Research Interests: Colonial and Post-Colonial Southern Africa; border jumping; informal sector histories; borderland cultures

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African-American History

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 2001
Research Interests: African American history, African American women, Film and Visual Studies Photography
 
Associate Professor, Director African American and Africana Studies
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2003
Research Interests: African-American History since 1865, Women's and Gender History, Family History, Biography
 
Professor
Ph.D,. University of Kentucky, 1988
Research Interests: African American history, Race and Sports, Black Freedom Struggle, African American Education, Kentucky African American history
 
Professor of History and African American and Africana Studies
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2004
Research Interests: Modern Black history, Sports History, and Intellectual History.

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Ancient History

Daniel Gargola
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1988
Research Interests: Roman Republic; legal history; rituals

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Atlantic World History

Erik Lars Myrup
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 2006
Research Interests: Brazil and Latin America; early modern expansion; cross-cultural encounters

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British History

Phil Harling
Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1992
Research Interests: Modern British history; political culture; citizenship

Tammy Whitlock
Associate Professor
Research Interests: 19th century British history; crime

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Byzantine History

David Olster
Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1985
Research Interestss: Early Christianity; Byzantium; rhetoric

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Cultural History

Francie Chassen-López
Professor
Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico
Research Interests: Postcolonial Mexico; Latin American culture and society; gender history

Karen Petrone
Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1994
Research Interests: Russian and Soviet history; gender history; cultural history; war and memory

Akiko Takenaka
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 2004
Research Interests: Modern Japanese history; social and cultural history; memory and representation

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Digital History

Jane E. Calvert
Associate Professor; Director/Editor, The John Dickinson Writings Project
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003
Research Interests: Early modern Anglo-American theology and political theory

Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1995
Research Interests: Early Medieval Europe; legal history; manuscript studies

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Early Modern History

Erik Lars Myrup
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 2006
Research Interests: Brazil and Latin America; early modern expansion; cross-cultural encounters

Jeremy Popkin
T. Marshall Hahn, Jr. Professor of History;
Ph.D., University of California/Berkeley, 1977
Research Interests: Early modern France; autobiography; the Haitian Revolution; Jewish Studies

Scott K. Taylor
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2001
Research Interests: Early modern Europe; Early modern Spain; Alcohol and Drugs history

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East Asian History

Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Late Imperial and Modern China, History of cities and urban culture, Political institutions, media and information
 

Akiko Takenaka
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 2004
Research Interests: Modern Japanese history; social and cultural history; memory and representation

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Gender History

Francie Chassen-Lopez
Professor
Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico
Research Interests: Postcolonial Mexico; Latin American culture and society; gender history

Melanie Goan
Associate Professor
Research Interests: 20th century U.S. history; women's history; Appalachian history; history of medicine

Kathi Kern
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania, 1989
Research Interests: 19th century U.S. history; gender history; religion

Karen Petrone
Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1994
Research Interests: Russian and Soviet history; gender history; cultural history; war and memory

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Latin American History

Assistant Professor
Ph.D.m John Hopkins University, 2016
Research Interests: Early Modern Atlantic World, Slavery and African Diaspora, Latin America and the Caribbean
 

Francie Chassen-Lopez
Professor
Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico
Research Interests: Postcolonial Mexico; Latin American culture and society; gender history

Erik Lars Myrup
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 2006
Research Interests: Brazil and Latin America; early modern expansion; cross-cultural encounters

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Medieval European History

Abigail Firey
 Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1995
Research Interests: Early Medieval Europe; legal history; manuscript studies

David Hunter
Cottrill-Rolfes Chair of Catholic Studies, Division of Classics
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Theology (Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity), 1986
Research Interests: Early Christianity; Patristics; marriage and celibacy in the early church

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Modern European History

Philip Harling
Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1992
Research Interests: Modern British history; political culture; citizenship

Karen Petrone
Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1994
Research Interests: Russian and Soviet history; gender history; cultural history; war and memory

Tammy Whitlock
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Modern British history; political culture; citizenship

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Modern Jewish History

Jeremey Popkin
T. Marshall Hahn, Jr. Professor of History
Ph.D., University of California/Berkeley, 1977
Research Interests: Early modern France; autobiography; the Haitian Revolution; Jewish Studies

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Russian History

Karen Petrone
Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1994
Research Interests: Russian and Soviet history; gender history; cultural history; war and memory

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United States History

Jane E. Calvert
Associate Professor; Director/Editor, The John Dickinson Writings Project
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003
Research Interests: Early modern Anglo-American theology and political theory

Tracy Campbell
Professor of History; 
Ph.D., Duke University, 1988
Research Interests: 20th century U.S. history; public policy; elections

Eric Christianson
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1976
Research Interests: U.S. history; history of medicine; environmental history

Melanie Goan
Associate Professor
Research Interests: 20th century U.S. history; women's history; Appalachian history; history of medicine

David Hamilton
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Iowa, 1985
Research Interests: 20th U.S. history; state-building; agricultural history

Kathi Kern
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania, 1989
Research Interests: 19th century U.S. history; gender history; religion

Mark Kornbluh
Professor of History
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1988
Research Interests: U.S. history; oral history; academics in the age of the Internet

Gerald Smith
Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1988
Research Interests: African-American history; education and the civil rights movement; African Americans in Kentucky

Mark Summers
Professor
Ph.D., University of California/Berkeley, 1980
Research Interests: 19th century U.S. history; political history; political cartoons

Amy Murrell Taylor
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Research Interests: 19th century U.S. history; American South; Civil War

 

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