Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

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

On Research Leave: 2022-23


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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Wednesday, 3:00-5:00pm

Field Specialties

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


Clifford Ando

David B. and Clara E. Stern Distinguished Service Professor; Professor of Classics, History and the College

Field Specialties

Religion, law and government in the Roman world; empire studies; and legal history


Leora Auslander

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Thursday, 9:00-11:00am

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


Dain Borges

Associate Professor of History and the College

On Research Leave: Autumn 2022 & Winter 2023


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

The history of modern Europe, especially on the states, the peoples, and the societies of Central Europe since 1700; the history of European and American universities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


Mark Philip Bradley

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

On Research Leave: 2022-23


Field Specialties

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


Matthew Briones

Associate Professor of American History and the College

On Research Leave: Autumn 2022 & Winter 2023


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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Friday, 2:15-4:15pm
Appointments via email

Field Specialties

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


Dipesh Chakrabarty

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pm

Field Specialties

Modern South Asian history and historiography; postcolonial studies; theory and history; globalization; climate change and human history


Paul Cheney

Professor of European History, Fundamentals, and the College

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Email for an appointment.

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

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, 3:00-4:00pm
and by appointment

Field Specialties

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


Yuting Dong

Postdoctoral Researcher
Transitions to Assistant Professor 2023-2024

Research Interests

Japanese history, colonialism, history of labor and expertise, and environmental history


Jacob Eyferth

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Wednesday, 12:00-2:00pm
Email for an apppointment

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

On Research Leave: 2022-23


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

Associate Professor of History and the College

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Email for an appointment.

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Tuesday, 10:00-11:00am

Field Specialities

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

 


Adam Green

Associate Professor of American History and the College

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm

Field Specialties

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


Jonathan M. Hall

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00-2:00pm

Field Specialties

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


Mary Hicks

Assistant Professor of History and the College

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Friday, 3:00-4:00pm
and by appointment via Zoom

Field Specialties

Slavery and Emancipation, the Atlantic world, Brazil, early modern capitalism, colonialism, race, gender, and sexuality


Faith Hillis

Professor of Russian History and the College

On Research Leave: 2022-23


Field Specialties

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


Joel Isaac

Associate Professor of Social Thought and History

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Monday, 11:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, 9:00-10:00am

Field Specialties

Social thought and intellectual history; history and philosophy of science (especially the human sciences in the twentieth century); American history


Aaron Jakes

Assistant Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History and the College

Field Specialties

Middle East history; capitalism; economic history; British Empire; environmental history; global and comparative history; political and social movements; political-economic thought


Adrian Johns

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Friday, 10:00am-12:00pm
and by appointment via email

Field Specialties

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


Rashauna Johnson

Associate Professor of US History and the College

On Research Leave: 2022-23


Field Specialties

Atlantic slavery and emancipation; nineteenth-century African diaspora; US South; urban and regional history; race, gender, and sexuality


Emily Kern

History of Science Assistant Professor and the College

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Thursday, 10:00-11:30am
and by appointment

Field Specialties

History of modern science; intellectual and cultural history; twentieth century global history


James E. Ketelaar

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Email for an appointment.

Field Specialties

Religious, philosophical, and intellectual history of Japan


Emilio Kourí

Professor of History and the College

On Research Leave: 2022-23


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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Wednesday, 4:00-5:00pm & Friday, 1:00-2:00pm,
& by appointment.

Field Specialities

Early American history; Indigenous American histories; settler colonialism; mobility and migration; race and ethnic identity; the history of emotions


Jonathan Levy

James Westfall Thompson Professor of US History, Fundamentals, Social Thought, and the College

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Tuesday, 2:30-4:30pm

Field Specialties

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


Jonathan Lyon

Professor of Medieval History and the College

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:

Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm

and by appointment via Zoom

Field Specialties

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


Kenneth Moss

Harriet and Ulrich E. Meyer Professor of Jewish History and the College

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Thursday, 3:00-5:00pm

Field Specialties

Modern Jewish history; Russian and Polish Jewry, East European Jewry; history of Jewish nationalism, Zionism, and Diasporism; modern Hebrew and Yiddish culture and literature; Jewish secularism and post-secularism; Palestine, Yishuv, Israel; history of the Holocaust and post-Holocaust Jewish culture, politics, and futurity; comparative history and sociology of nationalism; sociology of culture as an institution; history of social theory.


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; history of race and racism; history of ideas


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

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm

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 the College

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
and by appointment

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


Johanna Sirera Ransmeier

Associate Professor of History and the College

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Tuesday, 2:00-4:00pm

Field Specialties

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


Robert Richards

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Wednesday, 3:00-4:30pm and by appointment

Field Specialties

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


Michael Rossi

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
or by appointment

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-2:00pm

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

On Research Leave: Autumn 2022 & Spring 2023


Field Specialties

American legal history, political economy, slavery and emancipation, gender, intellectual history


Mauricio Tenorio

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-11:00am

Field Specialties

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


Thuto Thipe

Postdoctoral Researcher
Transitions to Assistant Professor 2024-2025

Research Interests

African history; urban studies; legal history; history of race; colonialism and Black freedom struggles


Gabriel Winant

Assistant Professor of US History and the College

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Tuesday, 1:00-3:00pm
Sign up link: calendly.com/gwinant

Field Specialties

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


Tara Zahra

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

Autumn Quarter Office Hours:
Wednesday, 2:30-4:30pm and by appointment

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