Faculty by Undergraduate Concentration

All history majors select a geographic region of concentration as their primary area of study: Americas and Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe and the Mediterranean World. Majors are encouraged to get to know the faculty in their region of concentration as early as possible.

History majors are also encouraged to carve out their own unique thematic research pathway — religion, social movements, science and environment, and gender, to name a few — and to get to know the history faculty who specialize in those research areas.

David Brundage
  • Title
    • Academic Senate Vice Chair
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations Oakes College, Community Studies Program, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Merrill College, Center for Labor Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-4645 (office), 831-459-2555 (message)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 222
  • Office Hours Winter 2020: Mondays, 3pm-5pm and by appointment
  • Mail Stop Stevenson Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Immigration, Class, Colonialism, Discrimination and Inequality, History, Labor and Social Movements, US History
  • Courses HIS 80X: The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Change and American Society, HIS 100: Historical Skills and Methods, HIS 123: Immigrants and Immigration in U.S. History, HIS 166: Northern Ireland: Communities in Conflict, HIS 190Z: The Long Civil Rights Movement, HIS 201: Directed Research Colloquium, HIS 210B: Readings in U.S. History, HIS 215C: Topics in American History: U.S. Immigration and Ethnic History

Research Interests

U.S. immigration and working-class history, with a particular focus on the Irish experience in America; ethnicity and race in U.S. history, including the history of movements for racial justice; Irish history and politics.

Biography, Education and Training

B.A. Reed College
M.A. University of Warwick
Ph.D. UCLA

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title for 2016
  • President, Southwest Labor Studies Association, 2008-2012 
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2009
  • UCSC Social Sciences "Golden Apple" Outstanding Teaching Award, 1997
  • Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title for 1994

Selected Publications