Department Interim Chair
Professors of History
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin; Cultural and Historical Geography, Histories of Urban Space, Histories of Transport/Mobility, Heritage and Memory, Landscape and Preservation, the Archive (Joint appointment with the Office of International Affairs)
William M. Fowler, Jr.
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame; American colonial, maritime, and Revolutionary history.
Laura L. Frader
Ph.D. University of Rochester; European, French, womens’, gender, and labor history. (Associate Dean of Faculty)
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. Japanese Cultural History.
Uta G. Poiger
Ph.D. Brown University; Modern Germany, Gender and Sexuality, The Holocaust and Comparative Genocide, Race and Ethnicity, Americanization, History of Consumption, Comparative History. (Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities)
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley; Russian/Soviet and East European cultural history, history of music.
Associate Professors of History
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley; Modern Germany and Europe; radical politics and popular culture; transnational social movements; 1968.
Ph.D. Yale University; Russian and Ukrainian Studies.
Ph.D. Florida State University; African-American history, US colonial, social, and cultural history (Joint appointment with African-American Studies).
Ph.D. Harvard University; Middle East, Islam, diaspora, Arabic cultural and intellectual history.
Katherine A. Luongo
Ph.D. University of Michigan; African, South Asian and World History.
Ph.D., Duke University; World History, the History of Imperialism and Colonialism, Modern British History, Race and Gender Studies.
Assistant Professors of History
Ph.D. Columbia University; Visual and Material Culture, Public History, American Cultural History
Ph.D. Yale University; US Foriegn Policy, Cold War History
M.A. Northeastern University; European cultural history, history of science and technology, war in the 20th century, media and history (Joint appointment with Department of Education; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies).
Ph.D. University of Toronto; Atlantic History, Environmental History
Benjamin MacDonald Schmidt
Ph.D. Princeton University; Digital History, American Intellectual History
Ph.D. Stanford University; Modern Chinese History, Legal History, Economic History
Louise E. Walker
Ph.D. Yale University; Mexican and Latin American History, History of Capitalism.
Associate Co-Op Coordinator, Arts & Sciences
Richard M. Freeland
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania; American Foriegn Policy and American Education.
Emeritus Professors of History
Philip N. Backstrom, Jr.
Ph.D. Boston University; Modern English, 20th Century European History
Ph.D. Tufts University; Mediveal, Early Modern Europe, Cultural Europe, Political Theory
Ballard C. Campbell
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; American and Comparative History, Government, Politics and Public Policy.
Ph.D. Rutgers University; American cultural history, public history, material culture, literary history, western U.S. history, history of sport.
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin; Africa, World History
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin; Urban history, recent U.S. history, and Social History.
D.A. Carnegie-Mellon University; Environmental history, U.S. education history, recent U.S. and World history.
Ph.D. Harvard University; U.S. history, history of media, and U.S. elites.