Faculty by Research Specialization

The Department of History at UC Santa Cruz is known for its innovative research and exemplary scholarship. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of their respective fields, covering a wide variety of geographic, temporal, and thematic fields of study. The areas of specialization listed here are by no means an exhaustive list of our scholastic interests. Rather, they highlight the diverse and often overlapping ideas and approaches we explore within our teaching and research.

David Brundage
  • Title
    • Chair, Santa Cruz Division of the Academic Senate
    • 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)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 222
  • Office Hours Fall 2020: Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm and by appointment; email in advance to set up Zoom meeting during office hours.
  • 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; transnational history of diasporic radicalisms; 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