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.

Eric Porter
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
    • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Affiliations Music Department, Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
    831-459-5287 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 235
  • Office Hours Winter 2020: Tuesdays, 3-5pm
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise African American / Black Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Jazz, American Studies, California History, Improvisation, Urban studies, Cultural Studies
  • Courses HIS 120: W.E.B. Du Bois; HIS 122A: Jazz and United States Cultural History; HIS 122B: Jazz and United States Cultural History; HIS 190C: 9/11 in Historical Perspective; HISC 216: Critical Race/Ethnic Studies; HISC: 246: Black Radicalism; HIS 204C: Colonialism, Nationalism And Race Research Seminar