Ph.D. Secondary Teaching Field

Each Ph.D. student also prepares a second teaching field different from the primary area of reseach interest and can choose from among Borderlands and Transnationalism, East Asian, European, Critical Race and Indigeneity, Gender and Sexuality, Latin American, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Science, Technology and Environment, U.S., and World History.

Noriko Aso

  • Title
    • East Asian Studies Program Director
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

Individual profile page for Noriko Aso

Shelly Chan

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise China, Globalization, World History, Cultural Studies, Asian Studies
  • Summary of Expertise

    Modern China; transnational, transregional, and global history; social and cultural history; diaspora, postcolonial, cultural, and gender studies.

Individual profile page for Shelly Chan

Alan S Christy

  • Title
    • Cowell Provost
    • Associate Professor
    • Co-Director, Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Asian Studies, Digital Humanities
Individual profile page for Alan S Christy

Grace Peña Delgado

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

Individual profile page for Grace Peña Delgado

Alma Rachel Heckman

  • Title
    • Jewish Studies Undergraduate Program Director, Acting Director of the Center for Jewish Studies: 2022-2023
    • Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

     

Individual profile page for Alma Rachel Heckman

Aims McGuinness

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History
  • Summary of Expertise

    Latin America, Panamá, U.S. empire, race, labor, California Gold Rush, socialism, Cold War, transnational/global history/world history.

Individual profile page for Aims McGuinness

Gregory E. O′Malley

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Slavery, African Diaspora, Atlantic World, History, Race, African American / Black Studies, World History, Digital Humanities, US History
Individual profile page for Gregory E. O'Malley

Alice S. Yang

  • Title
    • Chair, History Department
    • Associate Professor of History
    • Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories
  • Email
  • 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
    Read more ...

Individual profile page for Alice S. Yang

Muriam Haleh Davis

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise North Africa, Middle East Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Capitalism, European Studies
Individual profile page for Muriam Haleh Davis

Nathaniel Deutsch

  • Title
    • Director of the Center for Jewish Studies (on leave 2022-2023)
    • Professor and Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Jewish Studies and Judaism, Religion and Secularism, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, African American / Black Studies, Hebrew, Yiddish, Ethnography
  • Summary of Expertise

    Modern Jewish history; Hasidism; African American Islam; history of eugenics in the United States

Individual profile page for Nathaniel Deutsch

Alma Rachel Heckman

  • Title
    • Jewish Studies Undergraduate Program Director, Acting Director of the Center for Jewish Studies: 2022-2023
    • Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

     

Individual profile page for Alma Rachel Heckman

Catherine A Jones

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

Individual profile page for Catherine A Jones

Amy Lonetree

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Email
  • Summary of Expertise

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

Individual profile page for Amy Lonetree

Aims McGuinness

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History
  • Summary of Expertise

    Latin America, Panamá, U.S. empire, race, labor, California Gold Rush, socialism, Cold War, transnational/global history/world history.

Individual profile page for Aims McGuinness

Gregory E. O′Malley

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Slavery, African Diaspora, Atlantic World, History, Race, African American / Black Studies, World History, Digital Humanities, US History
Individual profile page for Gregory E. O'Malley

Eric Porter

  • Title
    • History Graduate Program Director
    • Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise African American / Black Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Jazz, American Studies, California History, Improvisation, Urban studies, Cultural Studies
Individual profile page for Eric Porter

Alice S. Yang

  • Title
    • Chair, History Department
    • Associate Professor of History
    • Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories
  • Email
  • 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
    Read more ...

Individual profile page for Alice S. Yang

Noriko Aso

  • Title
    • East Asian Studies Program Director
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

Individual profile page for Noriko Aso

Alan S Christy

  • Title
    • Cowell Provost
    • Associate Professor
    • Co-Director, Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Asian Studies, Digital Humanities
Individual profile page for Alan S Christy

Shelly Chan

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise China, Globalization, World History, Cultural Studies, Asian Studies
  • Summary of Expertise

    Modern China; transnational, transregional, and global history; social and cultural history; diaspora, postcolonial, cultural, and gender studies.

Individual profile page for Shelly Chan

Minghui Hu

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Asian Studies, China, Communism, History of Science, Chinese, History of Philosophy, Pacific Rim, Taiwan, Science Studies
Individual profile page for Minghui Hu

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 ...

Individual profile page for Benjamin Breen

Muriam Haleh Davis

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise North Africa, Middle East Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Capitalism, European Studies
Individual profile page for Muriam Haleh Davis

Jennifer L. Derr

  • Title
    • Associate Professor; Founding Director, Center for the Middle East and North Africa at UC Santa Cruz
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Disease and Immunity, Science Studies, Environmental Studies, Biomedical Sciences, Capitalism, Colonialism, History, Water
Individual profile page for Jennifer L. Derr

Alma Rachel Heckman

  • Title
    • Jewish Studies Undergraduate Program Director, Acting Director of the Center for Jewish Studies: 2022-2023
    • Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

     

Individual profile page for Alma Rachel Heckman

Marc Matera

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Email
  • 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
Individual profile page for Marc Matera

Noriko Aso

  • Title
    • East Asian Studies Program Director
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

Individual profile page for Noriko Aso

Grace Peña Delgado

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

Individual profile page for Grace Peña Delgado

Catherine A Jones

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

Individual profile page for Catherine A Jones

Marc Matera

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Email
  • 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
Individual profile page for Marc Matera

Alice S. Yang

  • Title
    • Chair, History Department
    • Associate Professor of History
    • Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories
  • Email
  • 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
    Read more ...

Individual profile page for Alice S. Yang

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 ...

Individual profile page for Benjamin Breen

Grace Peña Delgado

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

Individual profile page for Grace Peña Delgado

Aims McGuinness

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History
  • Summary of Expertise

    Latin America, Panamá, U.S. empire, race, labor, California Gold Rush, socialism, Cold War, transnational/global history/world history.

Individual profile page for Aims McGuinness

Matt O′Hara

  • Title
    • Provost, Stevenson College
    • Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Mexico, Colonialism
Individual profile page for Matt O'Hara

Muriam Haleh Davis

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise North Africa, Middle East Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Capitalism, European Studies
Individual profile page for Muriam Haleh Davis

Jennifer L. Derr

  • Title
    • Associate Professor; Founding Director, Center for the Middle East and North Africa at UC Santa Cruz
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Disease and Immunity, Science Studies, Environmental Studies, Biomedical Sciences, Capitalism, Colonialism, History, Water
Individual profile page for Jennifer L. Derr

Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise The Philippines, Southeast Asian Studies, History of Science, Colonialism, Science Studies
  • Summary of Expertise

    Philippine history, science and technology studies, Southeast Asian studies, history of colonial botany  

Individual profile page for Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez

Alma Rachel Heckman

  • Title
    • Jewish Studies Undergraduate Program Director, Acting Director of the Center for Jewish Studies: 2022-2023
    • Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

     

Individual profile page for Alma Rachel Heckman

Juned M. Shaikh

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise India and Indian Studies, Marxism, World History, Colonialism, Labor and Social Movements, Urban studies
  • Summary of Expertise

    Modern South Asia, Urban, Labor, Caste, Dalit Studies, Marxism, and Intellectual History.

Individual profile page for Juned M. Shaikh

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 ...

Individual profile page for Benjamin Breen

Muriam Haleh Davis

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise North Africa, Middle East Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Capitalism, European Studies
Individual profile page for Muriam Haleh Davis

Jennifer L. Derr

  • Title
    • Associate Professor; Founding Director, Center for the Middle East and North Africa at UC Santa Cruz
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Disease and Immunity, Science Studies, Environmental Studies, Biomedical Sciences, Capitalism, Colonialism, History, Water
Individual profile page for Jennifer L. Derr

Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise The Philippines, Southeast Asian Studies, History of Science, Colonialism, Science Studies
  • Summary of Expertise

    Philippine history, science and technology studies, Southeast Asian studies, history of colonial botany  

Individual profile page for Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez

Minghui Hu

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Asian Studies, China, Communism, History of Science, Chinese, History of Philosophy, Pacific Rim, Taiwan, Science Studies
Individual profile page for Minghui Hu

Grace Peña Delgado

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

Individual profile page for Grace Peña Delgado

Catherine A Jones

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

Individual profile page for Catherine A Jones

Amy Lonetree

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Email
  • Summary of Expertise

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

Individual profile page for Amy Lonetree

Aims McGuinness

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History
  • Summary of Expertise

    Latin America, Panamá, U.S. empire, race, labor, California Gold Rush, socialism, Cold War, transnational/global history/world history.

Individual profile page for Aims McGuinness

Gregory E. O′Malley

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Slavery, African Diaspora, Atlantic World, History, Race, African American / Black Studies, World History, Digital Humanities, US History
Individual profile page for Gregory E. O'Malley

Eric Porter

  • Title
    • History Graduate Program Director
    • Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise African American / Black Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Jazz, American Studies, California History, Improvisation, Urban studies, Cultural Studies
Individual profile page for Eric Porter

Alice S. Yang

  • Title
    • Chair, History Department
    • Associate Professor of History
    • Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories
  • Email
  • 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
    Read more ...

Individual profile page for Alice S. Yang

Noriko Aso

  • Title
    • East Asian Studies Program Director
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

Individual profile page for Noriko Aso

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 ...

Individual profile page for Benjamin Breen

Shelly Chan

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise China, Globalization, World History, Cultural Studies, Asian Studies
  • Summary of Expertise

    Modern China; transnational, transregional, and global history; social and cultural history; diaspora, postcolonial, cultural, and gender studies.

Individual profile page for Shelly Chan

Alan S Christy

  • Title
    • Cowell Provost
    • Associate Professor
    • Co-Director, Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Asian Studies, Digital Humanities
Individual profile page for Alan S Christy

Alma Rachel Heckman

  • Title
    • Jewish Studies Undergraduate Program Director, Acting Director of the Center for Jewish Studies: 2022-2023
    • Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • 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

     

Individual profile page for Alma Rachel Heckman

Minghui Hu

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Asian Studies, China, Communism, History of Science, Chinese, History of Philosophy, Pacific Rim, Taiwan, Science Studies
Individual profile page for Minghui Hu

Marc Matera

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Email
  • 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
Individual profile page for Marc Matera

Aims McGuinness

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History
  • Summary of Expertise

    Latin America, Panamá, U.S. empire, race, labor, California Gold Rush, socialism, Cold War, transnational/global history/world history.

Individual profile page for Aims McGuinness

Gregory E. O′Malley

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Slavery, African Diaspora, Atlantic World, History, Race, African American / Black Studies, World History, Digital Humanities, US History
Individual profile page for Gregory E. O'Malley

Eric Porter

  • Title
    • History Graduate Program Director
    • Professor
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise African American / Black Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Jazz, American Studies, California History, Improvisation, Urban studies, Cultural Studies
Individual profile page for Eric Porter