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  • David G. Gutiérrez

    David G. Gutiérrez

    Department Chair
    Professor & Academic Senate Distinguished Teacher

    Ph.D. Stanford University, 1988 


  • Luis Alvarez

    Luis Alvarez

    Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Affairs
    Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2001

  • Frank Biess

    Frank Biess

    Ph.D. Brown University, 2000

  • Nancy Caciola

    Nancy Caciola

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1994
  • Denise Demetriou

    Denise Demetriou

    Associate Professor & Gerry and Jeannie Ranglas Endowed Chair in Ancient Greek History
    Ph.D. Classics, Johns Hopkins University, 2005

  • Robert Edelman

    Robert Edelman

    Ph.D. Columbia University, 1973
  • Claire Edington

    Claire Edington

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. History and Ethics of Public Health, Columbia University, 2013
  • Thomas W. Gallant

    Thomas W. Gallant

    Professor & Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in Modern Greek History
    Ph.D. Cambridge University, 1982
  • Cathy Gere

    Cathy Gere

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. Cambridge University, 2001
  • Karl Gerth

    Karl Gerth

    Professor & Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair
    Ph.D. Harvard, 2000
  • Tal Golan

    Tal Golan

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1997
  • David Goodblatt

    David Goodblatt

    Distinguished Professor & Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies
    Ph.D. Brown University, 1972
  • Jessica Graham

    Jessica Graham

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2010
  • Mark Hanna

    Mark Hanna

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. Harvard University, 2006
  • Mark Hendrickson

    Mark Hendrickson

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004
  • Todd Henry

    Todd Henry

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2006

  • Deborah Hertz

    Deborah Hertz

    Professor & Herman Wouk Chair in Modern Jewish Studies
    Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1979
  • Judith Hughes

    Judith Hughes

    Professor & Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
    Ph.D. Harvard University, 1970
  • Christine Hunefeldt

    Christine Hunefeldt

    Ph.D. University of Bonn, 1982
  • Hasan Kayalı

    Hasan Kayalı

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. Harvard University, 1988
  • Rachel Klein

    Rachel Klein

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. Yale University, 1979
  • Nancy Kwak

    Nancy Kwak

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. Columbia University, 2006
  • Weijing Lu

    Weijing Lu

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2001
  • Simeon Man

    Simeon Man

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. Yale University, American Studies, 2012
  • Wendy Matsumura

    Wendy Matsumura

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. New York University, Japanese Studies, 2007
  • Natalia Molina

    Natalia Molina

    Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Professor of History and Urban Studies, Academic Senate Distinguished Teacher
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Equity, Vice Chancellor Office
  • Dana Velasco Murillo

    Dana Velasco Murillo

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Patrick Hyder Patterson

    Patrick Hyder Patterson

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001; J.D. University of Virginia, 1988
  • Paul G. Pickowicz

    Paul G. Pickowicz

    Distinguished Professor & Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History
    Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973
  • Rebecca Jo Plant

    Rebecca Jo Plant

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University, 2001
  • Jeremy Prestholdt

    Jeremy Prestholdt

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2003
  • William Propp

    William Propp

    Professor and Harriet & Louis Bookheim Chair of Biblical Hebrew and Related Languages
    Ph.D. Harvard University, 1985
  • Michael Provence

    Michael Provence

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2001
  • Pamela Radcliff

    Pamela Radcliff

    Ph.D. Columbia University, 1990
  • Sarah Schneewind

    Sarah Schneewind

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. Columbia University, 1999
  • Ulrike Strasser

    Ulrike Strasser

    Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1997
  • Matthew Vitz

    Matthew Vitz

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. New York University, 2010

  • Edward Watts

    Edward Watts

    Professor & Alkiviadis Vassiladis Endowed Chair in Byzantine Greek History
    Ph.D. Yale University, 2002
  • Robert Westman

    Robert Westman

    Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1971
  • Daniel Widener

    Daniel Widener

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. New York University, 2002

Faculty Emeriti

  • Stanley A. Chodorow

    (Ph.D. Cornell University, 1968) is a specialist in medieval history, legal and constitutional history, political theory, and the history of politics, 1050-1300.
  • Joseph Esherick

    (Ph.D. California, Berkeley, 1971) is a specialist in modern China.
  • Takashi Fujitani

    (Ph.D. California, Berkeley, 1986) is a specialist in modern Japan, modern and contemporary Japanese culture, and military culture.
  • Gabriel Jackson

    (Ph.D. University of Toulouse, 1952) is an historian of Spain, specializing in the Spanish Civil War and other aspects of modern Spain.
  • David S. Luft

    David S. Luft
  • John Marino

    (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1977) specializes in early modern European history, Renaissance and Reformation Europe, the early modern Mediterranean world, Spanish Italy, the city and kingdom of Naples, and the Italian South.
  • Thomas A. Metzger

    (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1967) is a specialist on the institutional and intellectual history of pre-modern China.
  • Allan Mitchell

    (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1961) is a specialist in Franco-German history and the European rail network in the 19th century.
  • Michael Monteón

    (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1974) is a specialist on Latin America, with an emphasis on the national histories of Chile, Argentina, and Mexico, and the region's overall development.

  • Alden A. Mosshammer

    (Ph.D. Brown University, 1971) studies the history of ancient Greece and Rome and early Christianity.
  • Michael Parrish

    (Ph.D. Yale University, 1968) specializes in the history of American law and American politics and culture since the Civil War.
  • Edward Reynolds

    (Ph.D. University of London School of Oriental and African Studies, 1972) specializes in African history with a focus on West African economic and missionary history.
  • David R. Ringrose

    (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1966) is a specialist in early modern Europe with an emphasis on the economic history of Europe and the history of Spain.
  • Martin J. S. Rudwick

    (Ph.D. University of Cambridge, 1958) focuses on the earth and life sciences of the 18th and 19th centuries and the historical relations of scientific and religious practices.
  • Cynthia Truant

    (Ph.D. Chicago, 1978) is a historian of European and French labor, European women and gender studies, and French social and cultural history during 1650-1850.
  • Eric Van Young

    Eric Van Young

    (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1978) focuses on colonial and nineteenth-century Latin American history, with an emphasis on Mexico.