Ph.D. Fields of Concentration

The department offers training in three defined primary fields of concentration: East Asian history since 1600, European history since 1500, and U.S. history.

Noriko Aso

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    • History Graduate Program Director
    • East Asian Studies Program Director
    • Associate Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, History, Pacific Rim, Popular Culture, Visual 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
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Asian Studies, Digital Humanities
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Gail Hershatter

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    • Distinguished Professor of History
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  • 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

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Minghui Hu

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    • Associate Professor
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  • 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

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    • Assistant Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History of Science, Colonialism, Digital Humanities, Drug Policy, World History
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Muriam Haleh Davis

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    • Assistant Professor
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  • 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

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    • Associate Professor
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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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Marí­a Elena Dí­az

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    • Associate Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Colonialism, Slavery, African Diaspora, Atlantic World, Latin American and Latino Studies, History, Race, Law and Policy, Personal and Social Identities, Spanish
  • Summary of Expertise

    Colonial Latin America and Caribbean history

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Alma Rachel Heckman

  • Title
    • Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies
    • Assistant Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Jewish Studies and Judaism, Middle East Studies, Mediterranean Studies
  • Summary of Expertise

    Modern Jewish History

    Modern History of North Africa and the Middle East

     

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Marc Matera

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    • 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

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    • Associate Professor
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  • 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

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

    African Social and Cultural History With Special Reference to Eastern and Southern Africa
    African American Social and Cultural History
    African Cinema
    African Religion
    Islam in Read more ...

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David Brundage

  • Title
    • Senate Vice Chair
    • 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

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    • Co-Faculty Lead, Mellon SSRC-DPD
    • 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
  • Summary of Expertise

    North American Borderlands (Canada-U.S.-Mexico)

    Immigration--Mexican, Asian

    Gender and Sexuality 

    Race and Nationalism

    Chinese in Mexico

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Lisbeth Haas

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    • 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
  • Summary of Expertise

    BOOKS
    Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California, 1750-1850 (UC Press, 2014.)
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Catherine A Jones

  • Title
    • History Undergraduate Program Director
    • Associate Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Civil War, Gender Studies, Race, Youth Studies
  • Summary of Expertise

    Slavery and Emancipation

    Civil War Era

    History of Children and Childhood

    American South

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Amy Lonetree

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    • Associate Professor
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  • Summary of Expertise

    Indigenous History, Museum Studies, Commemoration and Public Memory, Native American Cultural Production, Public History, and Ho-Chunk Tribal History

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Gregory E. O′Malley

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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
    • Stevenson Provost
    • 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 ...
  • Summary of Expertise

    Historical Memory, Asian American Pacific Islander History, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Gender, 20th Century US History, Pacific War History, Oral History, Redress, and Reparations
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