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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

Hilary Jones
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2003
Research Interests: West Africa and its interconnected histories with Europe and the Americas

Francis Musoni
Associate 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
 
Professor and Department Chair; Director of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2003
Research Interests: African-American History since 1865, Women's and Gender History, US Political History, Biography
 
Associate Professor; Director, Central Kentucky Slavery Initiative
Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2012
Research Interests: African American women and slavery in the antebellum South; resistance and rebellion; gender history; the history of sex/sexuality
 
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
 
Amy Murrell Taylor
Professor
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Research Interests: 19th century U.S. history; American South; Civil War
 
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
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

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
 
Associate Professor; Director, Central Kentucky Slavery Initiative
Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2012
Research Interests: African American women and slavery in the antebellum South; resistance and rebellion; gender history; the history of sex/sexuality

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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

Associate Professor
PhD. D
Research Interests: Cuba 19th/20th Century, Africana Studies, Afro-Latinx Studies, Transnational Black Feminisms, Afro-Latin America
 
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 2001
Research Interests: African American history, African American women, Film and Visual Studies Photography
 

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

Professor and Department Chair; Director of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2003
Research Interests: African-American History since 1865, Women's and Gender History, US Political History, Biography
 

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

Associate Professor; Director, Central Kentucky Slavery Initiative
Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2012
Research Interests: African American women and slavery in the antebellum South; resistance and rebellion; gender history; the history of sex/sexuality

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

Associate Professor
PhD. D
Research Interests: Cuba 19th/20th Century, Africana Studies, Afro-Latinx Studies, Transnational Black Feminisms, Afro-Latin America
 
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 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

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Modern European History

Karen Petrone
Professor
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

Professor and Department Chair; Director of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2003
Research Interests: African-American History since 1865, Women's and Gender History, US Political History, Biography
 

Melanie Goan
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

Associate Professor; Director, Central Kentucky Slavery Initiative
Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2012
Research Interests: African American women and slavery in the antebellum South; resistance and rebellion; gender history; the history of sex/sexuality

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

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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