MA Areas of Specialization

The department offers training in three difined areas of specialization: East Asian history since 1600, European history since 1500 and United States history.

Noriko Aso

  • Title
    • East Asian Studies Program Director
    • Associate Professor
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  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 534
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Asian Studies, Pacific Rim, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Visual Culture, Popular Culture, Youth Studies
  • Summary of Expertise

    Modern Japanese history, cultural and intellectual

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Alan S Christy

  • Title
    • Cowell Provost
    • Associate Professor
    • Co-Director, Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Cowell College Academic Building, Cowell 121
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Asian Studies, Digital Humanities
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Gail Hershatter

  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor of History
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  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 533
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Asian Studies, China, Communism, Cultural Studies, Pacific Rim, Gender Studies, Oral History, History, Labor and Social Movements, Sexuality
  • Summary of Expertise

    history of modern China
    labor history, China
    gender and sexuality, China

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Emily Honig

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 332 Humanities 1
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Minghui Hu

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 536 Humanities 1
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Asian Studies, China, Communism, History of Science, Chinese, History of Philosophy, Pacific Rim, Taiwan, Science Studies
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Benjamin Breen

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History of Science, Colonialism, Digital Humanities, Drug Policy, World History
  • Summary of Expertise

    I am an associate professor of history at UC Santa Cruz interested in the history of globalization, science, drugs, and the long-term impacts of technological change. My Read more ...

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Muriam Haleh Davis

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise North Africa, Middle East Studies, European Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Environmental History, Capitalism
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Jennifer L. Derr

  • Title
    • Associate Professor; Founding Director, Center for the Middle East and North Africa at UC Santa Cruz
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Middle East Studies, Environmental Studies, Capitalism, Colonialism, History, North Africa, Science Studies, Disease and Immunity, Water
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Marc Matera

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
    • History Graduate Program Director
    • Co-director, Center for Cultural Studies
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  • 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
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Maya K. Peterson

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Environmental History, History, Water, Colonialism, European Studies, History of Science, Russia, Soviet and Post Soviet Studies, Environmental Studies, Asian Studies
  • Summary of Expertise

    Russian History
    European History of the 19th and 20th centuries
    Environmental History
    Central Asia

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David Henry Anthony III

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Africa and African Studies, African American / Black Studies, African Diaspora, Africana Studies, Colonialism, Film, Subsaharan Africa, Jazz
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David Brundage

  • Title
    • Chair, Santa Cruz Division of the Academic Senate
    • Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Immigration, Class, Colonialism, Discrimination and Inequality, History, Labor and Social Movements, US History
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Grace Peña Delgado

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Border Studies, Ethnicity, Chicana/o Studies, Nationalism, Immigration, Latin American and Latino Studies, Sexuality, Asian American Pacific Islander History, Mexico
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Lisbeth Haas

  • Title
    • Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Indigenous Peoples, Border Studies, Colonialism, Chicana/o Studies, California History, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Feminist Studies
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Catherine A Jones

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Civil War, Gender Studies, Race, Youth Studies
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Amy Lonetree

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Gregory E. O′Malley

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Slavery, African Diaspora, Atlantic World, History, Race, African American / Black Studies, World History, Digital Humanities, US History
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Eric Porter

  • Title
    • Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise African American / Black Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Jazz, American Studies, California History, Improvisation, Urban studies, Cultural Studies
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Marilyn Westerkamp

  • Title
    • Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Gender Studies, US History, Religion and Secularism, Cultural Studies, Feminist Studies, Women's Studies
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Alice S. Yang

  • Title
    • Associate Professor of History
    • Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Asian American Pacific Islander History, Comparative Politics, California History, Colonialism, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies, Labor and Social Read more ...
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