Emeriti Faculty

Ralph A. Austen

Professor Emeritus of African History and African Studies
PhD 1966 Harvard University

The University of Chicago
Department of History
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Ralph Austen has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

African economic history; comparative slavery and slave trade; colonialism and imperialism; African literature


Kathleen Neils Conzen

Thomas E. Donnelley Professor Emerita of American History
PhD 1972 University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Chicago
Department of History
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Kathleen Conzen has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

American urban history; immigration and ethnicity; rural history; western settlement; nineteenth-century social history


Edward M. Cook Jr.

Associate Professor Emeritus of History
PhD 1972 Johns Hopkins University

The University of Chicago
Department of History
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Edward Cook has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

Colonial and revolutionary America; social history; eighteenth-century Britain.


Prasenjit Duara

Professor Emeritus of History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
PhD 1983 Harvard University

Duke University
History Department
114 Campus Drive
226 Carr Building (East Campus), Box 90719
Durham, NC 27708-0719

Pransenjit Duara has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

Modern Chinese social and cultural history; nationalism and transnationalism; history and poststructuralist theory


Constantin Fasolt

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

(312) 649-9434 (tel.)
(773) 339-6574 (mobile)

Constantin Fasolt has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate 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

News

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


Sheila Fitzpatrick

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor Emerita
DPhil 1969 Oxford

Sheila Fitzpatrick has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

Soviet social, political, and cultural history; social identity; social mobility; the international Left; Australian history


Michael Geyer

Samuel N. Harper Professor Emeritus of German and European History and the College
Dr phil Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg

The University of Chicago
Department of History
1126 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-7550 – Fax

Michael Geyer has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

Modern German and European history; history and theory of human rights; international and transnational history; globalization; war and genocide

News

Coedits Zeitalter der Gewalt: Zur Geopolitik und Psychopolitik des Ersten Weltkriegs (Campus, 2015) with Helmut Lethen and Lutz Musner

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Delivers Reckford Memorial Lecture on "Age of Destruction: WW I—One Hundred Years Later" at the University of North Carolina [video, 63 minutes]


Hanna Holborn Gray

Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History
President of the University of Chicago (1978–1993)
PhD 1957 Harvard University

Hanna Gray has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Wrote the forward to More than Lore: Reminiscences of Marion Talbot, enlarged edition. Hanna Holborn Gray discussed the book and the history of women's education at the University of Chicago during a lecture hosted by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality on November 5, 2015.

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Publishes Searching for Utopia: Universities and Their Histories (2011), in which she reflects on the state of the modern research university since Clark Kerr wrote The Uses of the University in 1963.

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Harry Harootunian

Max Palevsky Professor Emeritus of History
PhD 1957 University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Harry Harootunian has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.


Neil Harris

Preston & Sterling Morton Professor Emeritus of History and Art History
PhD 1965 Harvard University

The University of Chicago
Department of History
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Neil Harris has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

United States; history of modern culture; history of technology, communications, architecture, and the arts of design

News

Co-curates exhibition on French illustrators during WWI in Special Collections


Ronald Inden

Professor Emeritus of History and of South Asian Languages and Civilizations
PhD 1972 University of Chicago

Ronald Inden has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

Ancient and medieval India; Hindu thought; cultural studies; orientalism


Julius Kirshner

Professor Emeritus of Medieval and Renaissance History
PhD 1970 Columbia University

Julius Kirshner has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.


Tetsuo Najita

Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
PhD 1965 Harvard University

The University of Chicago
Department of History
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Tetsuo Najita has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

Eighteenth-century Tokugawa thought; intellectual history of modern Japanese politics


William H. Sewell Jr.

Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History
PhD 1971 University of California, Berkeley

The University of Chicago
Department of Political Science
5828 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-0900 – Office
(773) 702-1689 – Fax

William Sewell has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

Modern French social and cultural history; labor history; social theory


Christine Stansell

Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor Emerita in United States History and the College
PhD 1979 Yale University

Christine Stansell has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

Women's and gender history; antebellum US social and political history; American cultural history; history of human rights and post-catastrophic societies


Ronald G. Suny

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History
PhD 1968 Columbia University

Ronald Suny has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

Russian empire and imperialism, historiography and methodology of studying social and cultural history


Noel M. Swerdlow

Professor Emeritus of History and Astronomy and Astrophysics
PhD 1968 Yale University

California Institute of Technology
MC 101-40
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-1750

Noel Swedlow has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

History of the exact sciences, antiquity through the seventeenth century; history of astronomy


Bernard Wasserstein

Harriet & Ulrich E. Meyer Professor Emeritus of Modern European Jewish History
DPhil 1974 University of Oxford
DLitt 2001 University of Oxford

Bernard Wasserstein has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

My current research and writing are mainly dedicated to two projects: a study of Jewish intellectuals in Israel and the Diaspora in the period after 1945 and a revisionist history of British rule in Palestine between 1917 and 1948.