Department Chair

  • Pamela Radcliff

    Pamela Radcliff

    Professor; Department Chair
    Academic Senate Distinguished Teacher
    Ph.D. Columbia University, 1990

    Office Hours (Spring)
    By Appointment 
    H&SS Building 5072

Faculty

  • Luis Alvarez

    Luis Alvarez

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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 pm
    H&SS Building 6062

  • Frank Biess

    Frank Biess

    Professor
    Ph.D. Brown University, 2000

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Tuesdays 11:00-1:00 pm and by appointment
    H&SS Building

  • Nancy Caciola

    Nancy Caciola

    Professor
    Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1994

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Mondays 12-12:45 (office), Wednesdays 11-11:45 (the Loft)
    H&SS Building 6084 or the Loft, Price Center

  • Denise Demetriou

    Denise Demetriou

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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Wednesdays 12:00-2:00 pm
    H&SS Building 4047

  • Robert Edelman

    Robert Edelman

    Professor
    Ph.D. Columbia University, 1973

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30 am-12:30 pm
    H&SS Building 6056

  • Claire Edington

    Claire Edington

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. History and Ethics of Public Health, Columbia University, 2013

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
    H&SS Building 4071

  • Thomas W. Gallant

    Thomas W. Gallant

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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    not teaching this quarter
    H&SS Building 4016

  • Cathy Gere

    Cathy Gere

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. Cambridge University, 2001

    Office Hours (Spring)
    not teaching this quarter
    H&SS Building 4040

  • Karl Gerth

    Karl Gerth

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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
    H&SS Building 3070

  • Tal Golan

    Tal Golan

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1997

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Tuesdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm
    H&SS Building 4044

  • David Goodblatt

    David Goodblatt

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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    TBA
    H&SS Building 4024

  • Jessica Graham

    Jessica Graham

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2010

    Office Hours (Spring)
    not teaching this quarter
    H&SS Building 6016

  • David Gutierrez

    David Gutierrez

    Professor & Academic Senate Distinguished Teacher
    Ph.D. Stanford University, 1988

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
    H&SS Building 6062

  • Mark G. Hanna

    Mark G. Hanna

    Associate Professor & Academic Senate Distinguished Teacher
    Ph.D. Harvard University, 2006

    Office Hours (Spring)
    TBA
    H&SS Building 4059

  • Mark Hendrickson

    Mark Hendrickson

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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Tuesday 9:00 to 11:00 am
    H&SS Building 4008

  • Todd Henry

    Todd Henry

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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm
    H&SS Building 3008

  • Deborah Hertz

    Deborah Hertz

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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am
    H&SS Building 6024

  • Christine Hunefeldt

    Christine Hunefeldt

    Professor
    Ph.D. University of Bonn, 1982

    Office Hours (Spring)
    by appointment only (please email)
    H&SS Building 4085

  • Hasan Kayalı

    Hasan Kayalı

    Associate Professor
    Academic Senate Distinguished Teacher

    Ph.D. Harvard University, 1988

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
    H&SS Building 6040

  • Rachel Klein

    Rachel Klein

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. Yale University, 1979

    Office Hours (Spring)
    not teaching this quarter
    H&SS Building 4056

  • Nancy Kwak

    Nancy Kwak

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. Columbia University, 2006

    Office Hours (Spring)
    not teaching this quarter
    H&SS Building 6086A

  • Weijing Lu

    Weijing Lu

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2001

    Office Hours (Spring)
    not teaching this quarter
    H&SS Building 3044

  • Simeon Man

    Simeon Man

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. Yale University, American Studies, 2012

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Tues. and Thurs. 11:00-12:00 pm or by appointment
    H&SS Building 4051

  • Wendy Matsumura

    Wendy Matsumura

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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    not teaching this quarter
    H&SS Building 3040

  • 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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    by appointment only (please email)
    H&SS Building 6070

  • Dana Velasco Murillo

    Dana Velasco Murillo

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2009

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Tuesdays 12:00-2:00 pm
    H&SS Building 6044

  • Patrick Hyder Patterson

    Patrick Hyder Patterson

    Associate Professor
    Academic Senate Distinguished Teacher

    Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001; J.D. University of Virginia, 1988

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Mondays 1:00-3:00 pm
    H&SS Building 4086-A

  • Paul G. Pickowicz

    Paul G. Pickowicz

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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    not teaching this quarter

  • Rebecca Jo Plant

    Rebecca Jo Plant

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University, 2001

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 am
    H&SS Building 4062

  • Jeremy Prestholdt

    Jeremy Prestholdt

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2003

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm
    H&SS Building 6085

  • William Propp

    William Propp

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

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Mondays 3:00pm-5:00pm
    H&SS Building 4012

  • Michael Provence

    Michael Provence

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2001

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Wednesdays 1:00-3:00, or by appointment
    H&SS Building 4086-B

  • Sarah Schneewind

    Sarah Schneewind

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. Columbia University, 1999

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Wednesday 10:30-12:00 and by appointment 
    H&SS Building 3062

  • Ulrike Strasser

    Ulrike Strasser

    Professor
    Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1997

    Office Hours (Spring)
    not teaching this quarter
    H&SS Building 6086-B

  • Matthew Vitz

    Matthew Vitz

    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. New York University, 2010

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
    H&SS Building 4005

  • Edward Watts

    Edward Watts

    Professor & Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair in Byzantine Greek History
    Ph.D. Yale University, 2002

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Tuesdays 8:30-10:00 am
    H&SS Building 4073

  • Robert Westman

    Robert Westman

    Professor
    Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1971

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:00 pm
    H&SS Building 4072 (or Perks Cafe, Price Center)

  • Daniel Widener

    Daniel Widener

    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. New York University, 2002

    Office Hours (Spring)
    TBA
    H&SS Building 3073

Faculty Emeriti

  • Suzanne Cahill

    (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1982; Adjunct Professor, History, UCSD) is an expert in Medieval China, the Tao, and Taoists saints. Her work also includes research on women in Medieval China.
  • 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

    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.
  • Judith Hughes

    Judith Hughes

    (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1970) is a specialist in modern Europe, the Holocaust, and the history of psychoanalysis.
  • 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
  • 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.

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 pm
    H&SS Building 4005

  • 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.

    Office Hours (Spring)
    Wednesdays & Fridays 11:00 am-12:00 pm
    H&SS Building 6073

  • 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

    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.

In Memoriam

  • John Marino

    John Marino

    (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1977) specialized 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.