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.

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Marc Matera
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas, Institute for Social Transformation, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-4060 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 214 Stevenson Academic
  • Office Hours On leave AY 2022-2023
  • Mail Stop Stevenson Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, European Studies, Africa and African Studies, African Diaspora, Colonialism, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Feminist Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Urban studies
  • Courses HIS 2B - The World Since 1500, HIS 101C - Oceans in World History, HIS 181 - Modern Britain and the British Empire, HIS 181A / ANTH110O - Postcolonial Britain and France, HIS 181B - Africa and Britain in an Imperial World, HIS 196H - Sex and the City: History of Sexuality in Urban Areas around the Globe, HIS 200 - Methods and Theories of History (Graduate Course), HIS 202 - Practicing World History (Graduate Course), HIS 203 - Global Decolonization (Graduate Course), HIS 251B - Readings in Modern European History: Empire (Graduate Course)

Research Interests

Black British History; Modern Britain and the British Empire; Black European Studies; Modern European cultural, social, and intellectual history; Black Atlantic; women's and gender history; history of sexuality; and world history

Biography, Education and Training

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ