Current Faculty

Faculty lists organized by field can be found in the field Pages.

Autumn Quarter 2016 Faculty Office Hours

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Associate Professor of British History, Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the College
PhD 2005 The University of Chicago
MPhil 1997 The University of Cambridge

Social Science Research Building, room 217 – Office
(773) 702-0638 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

British history; the British Empire; the Enlightenment; science and environmental history; political economy; cornucopianism and the anthropocene

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Coauthors with Vicky Albritton, Green Victorians: the Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District (Chicago, 2016)

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Coorganizes "Climate Change: Disciplinary Challenges to the Humanities and Social Sciences" at the Neubauer Collegium

Delivers the inaugural T. C. Smout Lecture in Scottish History on the "Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism" [audiocast, 55 minutes]

Talks at the Social Life of Forests Conference on "Invisible Forests: Natural Knowledge in the Making of Classical Economics" [video, 27 minutes]


Clifford Ando

David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities, Professor in Classics, History, Law, and the College; Member of the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
PhD 1996 Classical Studies, University of Michigan

Department of Classics
1115 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-6708

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Website

Field Specialties

Roman imperial history; law, administration and cultural change in the Roman empire; religion and intellectual life in late antiquity; religion in the Roman empire

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Ando Investigates the Interstices of Premodern Global Empires

Ando Talks on the Fall of the Roman Empire [video, 59 minutes]

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Leora Auslander

Professor of European Social History, in the College, and Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization
Founding Director, Center for Gender Studies
Governing Board, Chicago Center for Jewish Studies
PhD 1988 Brown University

William Rainey Harper Memorial Library,
West Tower, room 608 – Office
(773) 702-7940 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

On Research Leave, Autumn 2016 & Winter 2017

Field Specialties

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century European social and cultural history with a focus on France and Germany; material culture and the built environment; culture and politics; Jewish history; gender history and theory; colonial and postcolonial Europe

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Named the inaugural Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization

Awarded Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring


Kathleen Belew

Assistant Professor of US History and the College
PhD 2011 Yale University

Social Science Research Building, room 225C – Office
(773) 702-5937 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Twentieth-century United States, violence, militarization, women and gender, cultural history, race and racism

News

Discusses teaching histories of violence for Process, the blog of the Organization of American Historians

Writes Op-Ed for the New York Times on "Veterans and White Supremacy"


Dain Borges

Associate Professor of History and the College
Faculty Director of the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences and Deputy Dean for MA Programs
PhD 1986 Stanford University

Social Science Research Building, room 507 – Office
(773) 834-0284 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Modern Latin America, especially Brazil and the Caribbean; intellectual history; history of the family

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Discusses "Natural Disasters and Social Responses" at the Summer Teacher Institute, University of Chicago [video, 50 minutes]


John W. Boyer

Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History and the College; Dean of the College
PhD 1975 University of Chicago

William Rainey Harper Memorial Library,
room 247 – Office
(773) 702-8576 – Office telephone
(773) 702-5846 – Fax

Field Specialties

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century European political and cultural history, particularly in Germany and the Habsburg Empire; religion and politics in modern European history; the history of the universities

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Completes a scholarly history of the University of Chicago.

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Awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the University of Vienna on the occasion of the university's 650th anniversary, at the Dies Honorum ceremony in Vienna on May 13, 2015.


Mark Philip Bradley

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor of International History and the College
Chair, Committee on International Relations
Faculty Director, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights
PhD 1995 Harvard University

Social Science Research Building, room 502 – Office
(773) 702-3558 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Twentieth-century US international history; global history of human rights politics; postcolonial Southeast Asia

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Talks on "American Views on Global Human Rights," Woodrow Wilson Center [video, 88 minutes]

Authors The World Reimagined (Cambridge, 2016)

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Convenes “Colloquy: Queering America and the World.” Diplomatic History 40, no. 1 (January 2016)

Coedits The Familiar Made Strange: American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn (Cornell, 2015) with Brooke L. Blower

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Alain Bresson

Professor in Classics, History, and the College
Doctorat d'Etat 1994 University of Franche-Comté

Department of Classics
1115 E. 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1476

Website

Field Specialties

Ancient world with particular interests in the ancient economy, the Hellenistic world, and the epigraphy of Rhodes and Asia Minor.

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Publishes The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States.  Princeton University Press Translated by Steven Rendall.

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Matthew Briones

Associate Professor of American History and the College
PhD 2005 Harvard University
AM 2000 Harvard University
AB 1994 Harvard College

Social Science Research Building, room 204B – Office
(773) 702-1590 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Comparative race relations; Asian/Pacific Islander American history; African American history; Interracial and interethnic coalitions and conflicts; immigration; transnationalism, especially between the US and the Philippines; and the history of baseball and American culture

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Discusses baseball, race, and history with the alumni magazine.

Delivered 2015 Harper Lecture on "Illusion Fields: Baseball and US History" [video; go to 12.40 minutes beginning of lecture; total video 73 minutes]

Awarded Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching


Susan L. Burns

Associate Professor of History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College
PhD 1994 University of Chicago

Social Science Research Building, room 221 – Office
(773) 702-8934 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Early modern and modern Japanese intellectual and cultural history; medicine and the body; gender and women's history; law and gender


Dipesh Chakrabarty

Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College; Affiliated Faculty of English; Resource Faculty of Cinema and Media Studies and Comparative Literature; Courtesy Appointment in the Law School
Faculty Fellow, Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (2004–present)
PhD 1984 Australian National University

Foster Hall, room 208 – Office
(773) 702-8373 – South Asian Languages and Civilizations
(773) 834-3254 – Fax

Field Specialties

Modern South Asian history and historiography; subaltern, indigenous, and minority histories; history in public life and public life; theory and history; decolonization; environmental history and the implications of climate change for human history

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Chakrabarty & Winter Speak at Franke Institute Anniversary Symposium

Publishes The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

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Delivers Tanner Lectures in Human Values, Yale University

Awarded Toynbee Prize

Deliver's Keynote Address at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. [video, 61 minutes]


Paul Cheney

Associate Professor of European History and the College
PhD 2002 Columbia University

Social Science Research Building, room 517 – Office
(773) 702-2631 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

French history; the Enlightenment; the French Revolution; the Atlantic world; history of political thought; and early modern capitalism

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Delivers plenary lecture at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

Discusses his latest research on Saint-Domingue/Haïti at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Invited to be a visiting professor the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre de Recherches Historiques, spring 2016

Organizes conference on "Political Economy in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution: Interdisciplinary Approaches"

Collaborates with Parisian scholar on Colonial Plantation Economy


Bruce Cumings

Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History and the College
PhD 1975 Columbia University

William Rainey Harper Memorial Library,
East Tower, room 682 – Office
(773) 834-1818 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Modern Korean history; East Asian political economy; international history

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Masato Watanabe's Japanese translation of Bruce Cumings's Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power (Yale, 2009) wins the annual award of the Japan Society of Translators in 2014. The Atlantic selected it as one of the Best Books of the Year in 2009.

Talks on "Apocalypse, Absence, Amnesia—and Kim Jong II: Why the Korean War is 'Forgotten'," at the University of Michican [video, 52 minutes]


Jane Dailey

Associate Professor of American History, the Law School, and the College
PhD 1995 Princeton University

Social Science Research Building, room 225A – Office
(773) 834-2582 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Modern United States social and political history, African American history, the American South, and legal history

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Named an OAH Distinguished Lecturer

Discusses Presidential Primaries with Robin Young on Public Radio [audio, 9 minutes]

Delivers Constitution Day Lecture on "Sex, Race, and the 14th Amendment" at Carthage College, Wisconsin [video, 86 minutes]


Jacob Eyferth

Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, History, and the College
PhD 2000 (Chinese studies) Leiden University

Wieboldt Hall, room 301H – Office
(773) 834-1677 – Office telephone
(773) 834-1323 – Fax

Field Specialties

Social and cultural history of twentieth-century China, in particular rural China; history of work, technology, gender, and everyday life

Website

Delivers talk on "Papermaking and the Politics of Skill in Modern China" at the John Carter Brown Library [video, 71 minutes]


Constantin Fasolt

Karl J. Weintraub Professor of History, Fundamentals, and the College
PhD 1981 Columbia University

William Rainey Harper Memorial Library,
West Tower, room 602 – Office
(773) 702-7935 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Please note: Beginning with the 2015–16 academic year, Constantin Fasolt will no longer be accepting new doctoral students.

Field Specialties

Early modern Europe; political, social, and legal thought in medieval and early modern Europe; history and theory of historical writing; Reformation; conciliar movement

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Publishes Past Sense: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern European History (Brill, 2014)


Brodwyn Fischer

Professor of Latin American History and the College; Director, Center for Latin American Studies
PhD 1999 Harvard University

Social Science Research Building, room 511 – Office
(773) 834-4608 - Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 - Fax

Field Specialties

Brazil, Latin America, comparative legal studies, urban studies, poverty and inequality, race

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Coedits Cities from Scratch: Poverty and Informality in Urban Latin America (Duke, 2014) with Javier Auyero and Bryan McCann

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Selected to win the 2014 James Alexander Robertson Prize from the Conference on Latin American History: "The Red Menace Reconsidered: A Forgotten History of Communist Mobilization in Rio's Favelas, 1946–1956." Hispanic American Historical Review 94, no. 1 (2014).

Discusses Urban Poverty in Latin America [video, 3 minutes]


Rachel Fulton Brown

Associate Professor of Medieval History, Fundamentals, and the College
PhD 1994 Columbia University

William Rainey Harper Memorial Library,
East Tower, room 686 – Office
(773) 702-4326 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

On Research Leave, Autumn 2016 & Winter 2017

Field Specialties

History of Christianity; medieval European intellectual, cultural and religious history; medieval liturgy; the cult of the Virgin Mary; scriptural exegesis and hermeneutics

Personal Website


Eleonor Gilburd

Assistant Professor of History and the College
PhD 2010 University of California, Berkeley
AM 2001 University of California, Berkeley
AB 1998 University of Chicago

Social Science Research Building, room 515 – Office
(773) 702-0466 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Russia and the Soviet Union; modern Europe; cultural history, especially exchange and translation; the Cold War; aesthetic reception; everyday life


Jan Goldstein

Norman and Edna Freehling Professor of History, the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the College
PhD 1978 Columbia University

Social Science Research Building, room 501 – Office
(773) 702-8388 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Modern European intellectual and cultural history; modern France (political and social as well as intellectual and cultural); history of the human sciences, especially psychiatry and psychoanalysis; conceptions of selfhood and identity; historical methodology

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"Discovering Global History through Historical Fiction: The Many Layers of Amitav Ghosh's Trilogy of Novels." Perspectives on History (November 2014).

"Precocious Professionalism: An Academic Epidemic?" Perspectives on History (April 2014).

"Hannah Arendt Turns Public Historian: On Margarete von Trotta's film Hannah Arendt." Perspectives on History (February 2014).

Elected 2014 AHA President


Ramón A. Gutiérrez

Preston & Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor in United States History and the College
PhD 1980 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Social Science Research Building, room 514 – Office
(773) 702-3286 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

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Field Specialties

Chicano history; race and ethnicity in American life; Chicano/Latino studies; Indian-White Relations in the Americas; social and economic history of the Southwest; Colonial Latin America; Mexican immigration

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Discusses "Utopian and Dystopian Narratives of the Chicana/o Past, Present, and Future" at UCLA [video, 54 minutes]

Thirty Years Later, a MacArthur Fellow Reflects


Jonathan M. Hall

Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities; Professor of History, Classics, and the College
PhD 1993 University of Cambridge

Wieboldt Hall, room 403 – Office
(773) 834-8934 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

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Field Specialties

Ancient Greek social, cultural, and political history; archaeology; historical methodology; modern Greek history

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Publishes Artifact and Artifice: Classical Archaeology and the Ancient Historian (Chicago, 2014)

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Publishes A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200–479 BCE, 2nd edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014)

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James Hevia

Professor of the College, the New Collegiate Division, and International History
Director, Global Studies Program
PhD 1986 The University of Chicago

Gates-Blake Hall, room 116 – Office
(773) 834-7585 – Office telephone
(773) 834-0289 – Fax

Field Specialties

Modern China, the British Empire, imperialism and colonialism, global studies

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Named a 2015–16 National Humanities Center Fellow

Discusses "The Afterlives of Ruins: The Yuanmingyuan in China and the West" at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing [video, 66 minutes]


Faith Hillis

Assistant Professor of Russian History and the College
PhD 2009 Yale University

Social Science Research Building, room 508 – Office
(773) 702-5601 - Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 - Fax

Field Specialties

Modern Russia; Ukrainian history; modern Europe; urban history; nationalism; borderlands; empires and imperialism; history of political ideas and cultures; migration and mobility; digital history and cartography

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Review of AHA session on "History and Historians in the Ukraine Crisis" by Sarah Fenton.

Quoted in National Geographic article on Ukrainian-Russian Conflict.

Moscow Times Reviews Children of Rus': Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation by Faith Hillis.


Thomas C. Holt

James Westfall Thompson Professor of American and African American History and the College
PhD 1973 Yale University

Social Science Research Building, room 213 – Office
(773) 702-8389 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Please note: Beginning with the 2015–16 academic year, Thomas Holt will no longer be accepting new doctoral students.

Field Specialties

United States; African American, Southern, and British-Caribbean history

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Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Holt's Career Celebrated in a 2-Day Conference, "Marking Race, Making History"

Awarded Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale University

Delivers keynote address on "Slave and Citizen: Rethinking Emancipation in the Twenty-First Century" at Queen's University, Belfast [video, 57 minutes]


Adrian Johns

Allan Grant Maclear Professor of History, the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the College
Chair, Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
PhD 1992 University of Cambridge

Social Science Research Building, room 505 – Office
(773) 702-2334 – Office telephone
(773) 834-1299 – Fax

On Research Leave, 2016–2017

Field Specialties

History of science; British history; history of intellectual property; history of the book and other media

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Receives Mellon grant to study relationship of algorithms to academic disciplines

Delivers lecture on "The Paradoxical Infrastructure of Innovation in Early Modern Europe" at the Illinois Institute of Technology [video, 54 minutes]


Walter Kaegi

Professor of History and the College
Voting Member of the Oriental Institute
PhD 1965 Harvard University

Social Science Research Building, room 512 – Office
(773) 702-8346 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Byzantine and late Roman political, social, military, and religious structures; gistoriography; European military history and strategy; Byzantino-Islamic history

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Delivers lecture on "North Africa's Transition from Christianity to Islam" at the Lumen Christi Institute, University of Chicago [video, 54 minutes]


James E. Ketelaar

Professor of Japanese History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College
PhD 1987 The University of Chicago

Social Science Research Building, room 513 – Office
(773) 834-0763 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Religious, philosophical, and intellectual history of Japan


Emilio Kourí

Professor of History, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College; Department Chair
PhD 1996 Harvard University

William Rainey Harper Memorial Library,
East Tower, room 681 – Office
(773) 834-4769 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Modern Mexico; social and economic history of Latin America; agrarian studies; the history of ideas; Cuba and the Spanish Caribbean; US Latino history

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Discusses agrarian reforms, "La invención del ejido," in the January 2015 issue of Revista NEXOS

Hosts the XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México as director of the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, University of Chicago

Advised Curators on the Exhibit, "Researching Mexico: University of Chicago Field Explorations in Mexico, 1896–2014," Special Collections. Seonaid Valiant, PhD '14, cocurated the show.


Jonathan Levy

Professor of US History, Fundamentals, and the College
PhD 2008 University of Chicago
MA 2003 University of Chicago
BA 2000 Yale University

Social Science Research Building., room 504 – Office
(773) 702-8369 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

United States; economic history; capitalism; global and comparative history; legal history; intellectual history; slavery and emancipation

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Embarks on New Study of the Economy with Amy Dru Stanley

Chicago appointment announced in The Chronicle of Higher Education


Amy Lippert

Assistant Professor of American History and the College
PhD 2009 University of California, Berkeley
AB 2001 University of California, Berkeley

Social Science Research Building, room 216 – Office
(773) 702-0664 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Nineteenth-century American cultural and social history; visual culture; urban history; modern mass culture; gender; the American West; history of technology, communications, and distance; mortality, history, and memory

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Delivers Emerging Scholars Lecture on "Celebrity" at the University of Chicago Urban Network [video, 72 minutes]


Jonathan Lyon

Associate Professor of Medieval History and the College
PhD 2005 University of Notre Dame

Social Science Research Building, room 510 – Office
(773) 834-0584 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Medieval European political and social history; history of the family; the European nobility; medieval Germany and the Holy Roman Empire


David Nirenberg

Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Social Thought, Medieval History, Fundamentals, Middle East Studies, and the College; Member of the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge; Dean of the Social Sciences Division
PhD 1992 Princeton University

Foster Hall, room 308 – Office
(773) 702-3423 – Office telephone
(773) 834-1968 – Fax

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Website

Field Specialties


Christians, Jews, and Muslims in medieval Europe and the Mediterranean; medieval ideas about communication, exchange, and social relations

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Delivers the University of Chicago 527th Convocation Address [video, 12 minutes]

Award Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, University of Haifa, 2016

Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Delivers 2015 Harper Lecture on Religion and Violence [video, 79 minutes]

Publishes Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today (Chicago, 2014).

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Appointed a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

Awarded Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

Appointed Dean of the Social Sciences Division


Emily Lynn Osborn

Associate Professor of African History and the College
PhD 2000 Stanford University

Social Science Research Building, room 516 – Office
(773) 834-9019 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

African history; Francophone Africa; gender in Africa; colonialism; technology transfer and diffusion

News

—Receives 2016 Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching—Coorganizes "Climate Change: Disciplinary Challenges to the Humanities and Social Sciences" at the Neubauer Collegium
—Organized "Global Midwest" conference
—Discusses effective public speaking for AHA Today, a blog of the American Historical Association.


Ada Palmer

Assistant Professor of Early Modern European History and the College; Associate Faculty of Classics; and Member of the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
PhD 2009 Harvard University

Social Science Research Building, room 222 – Office
(773) 834-8178 – Office Telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Website

Field Specialties

Early modern Europe; the Renaissance, with a focus on Italy; Reformation; longue-durée intellectual and cultural history; postclassical reception of classical philosophy; Renaissance humanism; history of the book, printing, and reading; history of education; history of science, religion, atheism, deism, heresy, and heterodoxy; music history; Enlightenment reception of earlier radical thought; Epicureanism, atomism, Stoicism, Skepticism, Platonism, and Neoplatonism

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NPR Reviews Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota, book 1), Palmer's debut novel.

Edits Volume of Student Essays as Part of Graduate Colloquium

Publishes Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance (Harvard, 2014)

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Kenneth Pomeranz

University Professor of Modern Chinese History and in the College; Member of the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
PhD 1988 Yale University

Social Science Research Building, room 218 – Office
(773) 834-4247 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Reciprocal influences of state, society, and economy in late Imperial and twentieth-century China; the origins of a world economy as the outcome of mutual influences among various regions; and comparative studies of labor, family organization, and economic change in Europe and East Asia

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Publishes Production, Destruction, and Connection, 1750–Present. Part 1: Structures, Spaces, and Boundary Making and Part 2: Shared Transformations?

Leads Mellon Foundation Pilot Project on Professional Careers for Historian

Speaks on "Property Rights and Community Membership in the Late Imperial and Twentieth-Century Yangzi Delta," Neubauer Collegium, University of Chicago [video, 47 minutes]

Delivers University of Chicago Harper Lecture on the "Unique Patterns of Chinese Economic Development" [video, 85 minutes]


Moishe Postone

Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of the College, History, and the Center for Jewish Studies
Codirector, Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory
Coeditor, Critical Historical Studies
Dr Phil 1983 J.W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt

William Rainey Harper Memorial Library,
East Tower, room 481 – Office
(773) 702-8560 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Modern European intellectual history; social theory, especially critical theories of modernity; twentieth-century Germany; anti-Semitism; contemporary global transformations

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Delivers the 2016 Vienna Prize Lecture at International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna

Delivers the 2015 Gorrissen Lecture at the American Academy in Berlin [video, 92 minutes]

Speaks at Conference Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory

Delivers "Notes on History, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust" at Yale University [video, 62 minutes]


Johanna Ransmeier

Assistant Professor of History and the College
PhD 2008 Yale University
AB 1997 Amherst College

Social Science Research Building, room 219 – Office
(773) 834-2014 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Modern China; Chinese legal history; crime; history of the family; comparative unfreedoms

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Coorganizes "Human Trafficking, Labor Migration, and Migration Control in Comparative Historical Perspective" conference, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights

Discusses Chinese Human Traficking and Slavery during the Late Qing and Republican Periods [video, 5 minutes]


Robert Richards

Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor of Science and Medicine; Professor of History, Philosophy, Psychology, and the College; Member of the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge; and Director of the Fishbein Center
PhD 1971 St. Louis University
PhD 1978 University of Chicago

Social Science Research Building, room 205 – Office
(773) 702-8348 – Office telephone
(773) 743-8949 – Fax

Field Specialties

History of biology and psychology; philosophy of history; German intellectual history

News

Co-authors Debating Darwin with Michael Ruse

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Lectures on "Darwin and Intelligent Design: Morality in Natural Selection" at the Chicago Humanities Festival [video, 39 minutes]


Michael Rossi

Assistant Professor of the History of Medicine and in the College
PhD 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Social Science Research Building, room 509 – Office
(773) 702-5266 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

On Research Leave, 2016–2017

Field Specialties

Medicine and the body; history of perception and visual culture; history of social science; American intellectual and cultural history


Julie Saville

Associate Professor of History and the College
PhD 1986 Yale University

William Rainey Harper Memorial Library,
East Tower, room 689 – Office
(773) 702-2695 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

United States history; African American and Caribbean history; comparative slavery and emancipations

News

Participates in a panel on the Civil War, "Radicalizatin of Reconstruction," at the University of Memphis, which was part of the Memphis 1866 symposium

Discusses "Modern Slavery, Modern Ideology" as part of the Working Group on Comparative Economics, Neubauer Collegium, University of Chicago


James T. Sparrow

Associate Professor in History and the College
Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division
PhD 2002 Brown University

Social Science Research Building, room 225B – Office
(773) 834-1271 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

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Field Specialties

Modern US political history; political economy; war and society; human rights; America in the world; history of social science

News

Named an OAH Distinguished Lecturer

Coorganizes Major Project on "State as History and Theory" at the Neubauer Collegium


Amy Dru Stanley

Associate Professor of History and the College
PhD 1990 Yale University

Social Science Research Building, room 209– Office
(773) 702-4327 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Nineteenth-century United States, slavery and emancipation, political economy, law, history of ideas, cultural history, human rights

News

Named an OAH Distinguished Lecturer

Kyle Volk, PhD'08, Praises Stanley's Scholarship on the Oxford University Press blog

Participates on Yale Panel on the 14th Amendment

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Amy Dru Stanley and Jonathan Levy Embark on New Study of the Economy

Coorganizes "Human Trafficking, Labor Migration, and Migration Control in Comparative Historical Perspective" conference, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights

Writes for the New York Times Opinionator blog on the Civil War Enlistment Act


Mauricio Tenorio

Samuel N. Harper Professor of History, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College; Profesor Asociado, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City
PhD 1993 Stanford University

Social Science Research Building, room 506 – Office
(773) 702-3708 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Field Specialties

Modern cultural history, urban history, international history, the Americas; Latin America, Spain, the United States, Mexico

News

Publishes Maldita lengua, number 4 in la Huerta Grande's essay collection

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Awarded 2015 Laing Prize by the University of Chicago Press

Considers Recent Chronicles of Mexico City for Public Books

Discusses Friedrich Katz and Jean Meyer in a December 2014 article, "Somos memoria," in Revista NEXOS

Discusses I Speak of the City. Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Chicago, 2012) with el Colegio de México [video, 10 minutes]


John E. Woods

Professor of Iranian and Central Asian History, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the College
PhD 1974 Princeton University

Pick Hall, room 115 – Office
(773) 702-8343 – Office telephone
(773) 702-2587 – Fax

Field Specialties

Islamic history, Iranian history, Central and South Asian history, Middle Eastern studies

News

Awarded 2014 Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Awarded the Farabi International Award by UNESCO and the Iranian Government for Aqquyunlu: Clan, Confederation, Empire, revised edition (Utah, 1999)


Tara Zahra

Professor of East European History and the College
PhD 2005 University of Michigan

Social Science Research Building, room 503 – Office
(773) 834-2599 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

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Field Specialties

Modern Europe (nineteenth and twentieth century); Central and Eastern Europe; Habsburg monarchy and successor states; transnational and comparative history; international history; gender, childhood, and the family; nationalism; migration and displacement; humanitarianism and human rights

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Publishes The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World (Norton, 2016)

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Publishes "America, the Not So Promised Land," New York Times, Nov. 14, 2015

Discusses "Europe's Asylum Crisis and Historical Memory," Foreign Affairs, Sept. 22, 2015

Coorganizes "People & Things on the Move" conference, Neubauer Collegium

Coorganizes "Human Trafficking, Labor Migration, and Migration Control in Comparative Historical Perspective" conference, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights

Awarded 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

Discusses "Humanitarianism and Displaced Children in Twentieth-Century Europe" [video, 66 minutes]

Delivers Lecture at Shannon Prize Award Ceremony [video, 85 minutes]