Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Faculty of History Department


Barnhart, Michael, Ph.D., 1980, Harvard University: U.S. foreign policy; 20th-century U.S. history; modern Japan.

Gootenberg, Paul, Ph.D., 1985, University of Chicago: Modern Latin America (Andes and Mexico); economic, state-formation, commodities, drugs.

Hong, Young-Sun, Ph.D., 1989, University of Michigan: Modern Germany; social theory; culture and politics in Germany; culture and politics in modern Europe; gender history.

Landsman, Ned, Ph.D., 1979, University of Pennsylvania: Early American History and Scotland.

Larson, Brooke, Ph.D., 1978, Columbia University: Colonial and modern Latin America; Andean rural societies; race, ethnicity, and nation-making.

Lebovics, Herman, Ph.D., 1965, Yale University: Modern Europe; intellectual and cultural history; Germany and France.

Lipton, Sara, Ph.D., 1991, Yale University: Medieval cultural and religious history, Jewish-Christian relations, gender.

Marker, Gary J., Ph.D., 1977, University of California, Berkeley: Russian social and intellectual history; history of printing; European labor history.

Miller, Wilbur R., Ph.D., 1973, Columbia University: U.S. social and political history, Civil War and Reconstruction, crime and criminal justice history.

Roxborough, Ian, Ph.D., 1977, University of Wisconsin (joint appointment with Sociology): social history of Latin America; modern Mexico; war and the military.

Schäfer, Wolf, Dr. Phil., 1983, University of Bremen, Germany: history of technoscience, social history, and global history.

Sellers, Christopher, Ph.D., 1992, Yale University; M.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1992: U.S. environmental, industrial and cultural history; history of medicine and the body.

Tomes, Nancy J., Ph.D., 1978, University of Pennsylvania: American social and cultural history; medicine, nursing and psychiatry, women and the family.

Wilson, Kathleen, Ph.D., 1985, Yale University: British social, cultural and political, 17th- 19th centuries; cultures of imperialism; gender studies; cultural, feminist, and postcolonial theory.

Zimansky, Paul, Ph.D., 1980, University of Chicago: Ancient Near East.

Associate Professors

Anderson, Jennifer, Ph.D., 2007, New York University: Atlantic history; Early American history.

Beverley, Eric, Ph.D., 2007, Harvard University: South Asia; colonial and postcolonial studies; Muslim world.

Cooper, Mary Alexandra ("Alix"), Ph.D., 1998, Harvard University: Early modern Europe/world; history of science, medicine and technology; environmental history; cross-cultural encounters.

Farmer, Jared, Ph.D., 2005, Stanford University: Environmental history and policy; geography; U.S. cultural history; history of the U.S. West.

Frohman, Larry, Ph.D., 1992, University of California, Berkeley: European intellectual history; history of welfare and social policy; social studies education.

Lim, Shirley, Ph.D., 1998, UCLA: Asian American women’s cultural history.

Newman, Elizabeth Terese, Ph.D., 2008, Yale University: Mexico, ethnohistory, agrarian studies, historical archaeology, zooarchaeology.

Man-Cheong, Iona, Ph.D., 1991, Yale University: Modern China; Late Imperial China; women and gender; Chinese Diaspora.

Masten, April, Ph.D., 1999, Rutgers University: U.S. cultural history, 19th century.

Mimura, Janis, Ph.D., 2002, University of California, Berkeley: Japan.

Rilling, Donna J., Ph.D., 1993, University of Pennsylvania: Early national U.S. history; business, legal, urban and labor history.

Shankar, Shobana, Ph.D., 2003, UCLA: African history, religion, urban, health/disease. 

Zolov, Eric, Ph.D., Ph.D., 1995, University of Chicago: Modern Latin America, U.S.-Latin American relations, popular culture, global 1960s.

Assistant Professors

Chase, Robert, Ph.D., 2009, University of Maryland: U.S. history, state and racial politics, African American and Latino/a history, urban history, labor history and working-class culture, civil rights.

Flores, Lori, Ph.D., 2011, Stanford University: U.S. history; immigration, ethnicity, and civil rights; labor history; Latino history.

Teplitsky, Joshua Z., Ph.D., 2012, New York University: Early modern Europe 1500-1750, German principalities 1500-1750, diaspora studies.


Backfish, Charles, A.M., New York University, 1968: Social studies education.

Earley, Terry, Ph.D., 1998, New York University: Educational leadership.

Hinely, Susan, Ph.D, 1987, Stanford University; J.D., 1983, Harvard Law School: European history and women’s history.

Emeriti Faculty

Bottigheimer, Karl S., Ph.D., 1965, University of California, Berkeley: Tudor-Stuart England and Ireland; early modern Europe; modern Ireland.

Cowan, Ruth Schwarz, Ph.D., 1969, Johns Hopkins University: modern science, technology and medicine.

Garber, Elizabeth, Ph.D., 1966, Case Western Reserve University: Social and intellectual history of science; 19th- and 20th-century physics; European intellectual and social history.

Goldenberg, Robert, Ph.D., 1974, Brown University: Jewish history and religion in late antiquity; rabbinic literature and exegesis; history of Jewish thought; rabbinic hermeneutics; ancient history.

Lemay, Helen R., Ph.D., 1972, Columbia University: Medieval and Renaissance intellectual history; paleography; history of science and medicine; women’s history.

Rosenthal, Joel T., Ph.D., 1963, University of Chicago: Medieval history; medieval England; social history.

Weinstein, Fred, Ph.D., 1962, University of California, Berkeley: Theory in history; Russian and European history.

Williams, John A., Ph.D., 1963, University of Wisconsin: British Empire; Africa; the Commonwealth; expansion of Europe.

Wishnia, Judith, Ph.D., 1978, Stony Brook University: Modern Europe; France; labor history; women’s history.