History of science; British history; history of intellectual property; history of the book and other media
Modern European intellectual history; social theory, especially critical theories of modernity; twentieth-century Germany; anti-Semitism; contemporary global transformations
William Sewell has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.
Modern French social and cultural history; labor history; social theory
On Research Leave, 2017–2018
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