Autumn 2019 Faculty Office Hours - TBD

 

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Associate Professor of British History, Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the College

Field Specialties

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


Guy Salvatore Alitto

Associate Professor of History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College

Field Specialties

Modern Chinese intellectual history; Chinese social history; Chinese local and rural history


Clifford Ando

David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities; Professor of Classics, History, Law, and the College

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


Margaret M. Andrews

Assistant Professor of Roman History and the College

On Leave Winter 2020

Field Specialties

Ancient history and Mediterranean archaeology; ancient social history, early Christianity, urban history; women and gender; longue durée approaches


Leora Auslander

Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization in the College; Professor of European Social History

Field Specialties

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century European social and cultural history with a focus on France and Germany; material culture, everyday life, and the built environment; Jewish history; gender history and theory; race in the Atlantic world; colonial and postcolonial Europe


Kathleen Belew

Assistant Professor of US History and the College

On Research Leave, 2019–20

 

Field Specialties

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


Dain Borges

Associate Professor of History and the College

Field Specialties

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


John W. Boyer

Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History and the College

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


Mark Philip Bradley

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College

Field Specialties

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


Alain Bresson

Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in Classics, History, the Oriental Institute, and the College

Field Specialties

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


Matthew Briones

Associate Professor of American History and the College

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


Rachel Fulton Brown

Associate Professor of Medieval History, Fundamentals, and the College

Field Specialties

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


Susan L. Burns

Professor of History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College

Field Specialties

Early modern and modern Japanese history, late Tokugawa intellectual and cultural history, medicine and public health, gender


Dipesh Chakrabarty

Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College

On Research Leave, Autumn 19 & Winter 20

 

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


Paul Cheney

Professor of European History and the College

On Research Leave, Winter 20 & Spring 20

 

Field Specialties

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


Bruce Cumings

Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of History and the College

Field Specialties

Modern Korean history; East Asian political economy; international history


Jane Dailey

Associate Professor of American History, the Law School, and the College

Field Specialties

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


Jacob Eyferth

Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, History, and the College

On Research Leave, 2019–20

 

Field Specialties

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


Brodwyn Fischer

Professor of Latin American History and the College

Field Specialties

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


Cornell H. Fleischer

Kanunî Süleyman Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, History, and the College

Field Specialties

Middle Eastern studies; Ottoman history; Islamic history; early modern Mediterranean history


Eleonory Gilburd

Assistant Professor of History and the College

Field Specialties

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


Alice M. Goff

Assistant Professor of German History and the College

Field Specialities

Nineteenth-century German cultural and intellectual history; Vormärz Prussia; history of museums, collections, and material culture; art and politics

 


Jan Goldstein

Norman and Edna Freehling Professor of History, the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the College

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


Adam Green

Associate Professor of American History and the College

Field Specialties

Modern US history; African American history; urban history; comparative racial politics; cultural economy


Ramón A. Gutiérrez

Preston & Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor of US History and the College

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


Jonathan M. Hall

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

Field Specialties

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


James Hevia

Professor of the College, the New Collegiate Division, and International History

Field Specialties

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


Faith Hillis

Associate Professor of Russian History and the College

Field Specialties

Modern Russia; Modern Europe; intellectual history; urban history; nationalism, empires, and imperialism; political culture; migration and mobility; Jewish history; transnational and international history; digital history and cartography


Thomas C. Holt

James Westfall Thompson Professor of American and African American History and the College

Field Specialties

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


Destin Jenkins

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of US History and the College

Research Specialties

Twentieth-century United States, African American history, urban studies, race and inequality, and the history of capitalism


Adrian Johns

Allan Grant Maclear Professor of History, the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the College

Field Specialties

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


James E. Ketelaar

Professor of Japanese History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College

On Research Leave, 2019–20

 

Field Specialties

Religious, philosophical, and intellectual history of Japan


Emilio Kourí

Professor of History and the College
Department Chair

Field Specialties

Modern Mexico; social and economic history of Latin America; agrarian studies; rural ecology; political economy; the history of ideas; Cuba and the Spanish Caribbean; US Latino/a history


Matthew Kruer

Assistant Professor of Early North American History and the College

Field Specialities

Early American history; Native American history; popular politics; colonial violence; mobility and migration; race and ethnic identity; the history of emotions


Jonathan Levy

Professor of US History, Fundamentals, Social Thought, and the College

Field Specialties

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


Jonathan Lyon

Associate Professor of Medieval History and the College

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 Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought, Medieval History, Fundamentals, Middle East Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College

Field Specialties


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


Emily Lynn Osborn

Associate Professor of African History, African Studies, and the College

Field Specialties

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


Ada Palmer

Associate Professor of Early Modern European History and the College

On Research Leave, 2019–20

 

Field Specialties

Early modern Europe; the Renaissance, with a focus on Italy; the Reformation; longue-durée intellectual and cultural history; postclassical reception of classical philosophy; Renaissance humanism; history of the book, printing, and reading; censorship and information control especially during information revolutions; history of science, religion, atheism, deism, heresy, and heterodoxy; intellectual continuities from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment; reception of Epicureanism, atomism, Stoicism, Skepticism, Platonism, and Neoplatonism


Richard Payne

Associate Professor of History, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Oriental Institute, and the College

Field Specialties

Persian and Islamic history, the Sasanian Empire, late antiquity


Steven Pincus

Thomas E. Donnelly Professor of British History and the College

On Research Leave, 2019–20

 

Field Specialties

Atlantic history; history of Britain; British Empire; history of Ireland; global history; early American history; history of the Netherlands; worldwide colonial rivalries of seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; history of political economy; British Empire in South Asia; comparative revolutions; state formation; Industrial Revolution


Kenneth Pomeranz

University Professor of Modern Chinese History and in the College

On Research Leave, 2019–20

 

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; environmental history in China; comparative studies of labor, family organization, and economic change in Europe and East Asia; expansion of China to its present frontiers


Robert Richards

Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor of Science and Medicine; Professor of History, Philosophy, Psychology, and the College

Field Specialties

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


Michael Rossi

Assistant Professor of the History of Medicine, the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the College

Field Specialties

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


James T. Sparrow

Associate Professor of History, the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and the College

Field Specialties

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


Amy Dru Stanley

Associate Professor of History, Law, and the College

Field Specialties

Nineteenth-century United States, slavery and emancipation, political economy, law, gender, intellectual history, human rights


Mauricio Tenorio

Samuel N. Harper Professor of History, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College

Field Specialties

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


Gabriel Winant

Assistant Professor of US History and the College

On Research Leave, 2019–20

 

Field Specialties

Twentieth-century United States; labor and working-class history; history of capitalism; urban history; inequality; state formation, social movements, and social policy


John E. Woods

Professor of Iranian and Central Asian History, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the College

Field Specialties

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


Tara Zahra

Homer J. Livingston Professor of East European History and the College

Field Specialties

Modern Europe; 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