Home » About » Chair’s Welcome

Chair’s Welcome


Welcome to the Department of History!

The History Department at Northeastern University is a national leader in undergraduate and graduate training in world history as well as in public history. The department   features a highly productive faculty actively engaged in the publication of innovative research in trans-national and global approaches to African, Latin American, European,   Asian, and United States history. In addition, they are accomplished in winning competitive national grants and prizes, in public service to the discipline as speakers and editors, and in winning teaching awards. History Department faculty are particularly strong on the following themes: comparative empires; international and transnational political activism; environmental history and the history of science; transnational media and popular culture; comparative gender relations; citizenship and welfare states; racial formations; revolution, war and genocide; legal history; and cultures of memory. To learn more about our faculty members and their expertise, please visit our People page.

The History Department is proud of the accomplishments of its graduate and undergraduate students. Current graduate students have successfully competed for the most prestigious national fellowships, including ACLS, Social Science Research Council, Mellon/CES, and Fulbright Hays Fellowships. Graduate students at Northeastern also have an impressive record of publication and of presenting their research at national and international conferences. Please visit our Graduate page to learn more about our graduate programs.

Undergraduate majors have also been highly successful in a variety of arenas, from winning co-ops in the U.S. State Department to competing successfully for NU Provost Research Grants and Fulbright Fellowships. History department majors also routinely conduct intensive original research with faculty members, study abroad in summer Dialogue or semester-long programs, and participate in active work experience related to the field through the Co-Op program. Please visit our Undergraduate page to learn more about our graduate programs.

I hope you enjoy learning more about our programs and people. I look forward to hearing from you with any communications or questions you may have, at h.streetssalter@neu.edu.



Heather Streets-Salter

Department Chair