Faculty Index: By Area | By Name | Affiliated | Emeriti

Faculty by Area of History

Africa

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Marie Grace Brown
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania; B.A. Bryn Mawr College) Middle East history, focused on gender and sexuality, and imperialism in Africa and the Middle East.


Mariana Candido
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. York University, 2006)


Thomas Lewin
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Northwestern, 1974) West African socio-economic and political history, oral history methods and practices, international business history.


Elizabeth MacGonagle
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Michigan State, 2002; M.A. Michigan State, 1996; B.A. Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 1990) African history and Comparative Black history with interests in social and cultural history and gender history.


Affiliate/Courtesy Professors

Randal Jelks
Associate Professor of American Studies and African & African American Studies (Ph.D., Michigan State). His research and writing interests are in the area of African American Religious, Urban, and Civil Rights History.

African American

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Mariana Candido
Assistant professor. Mariana Candido specializes in the history of West Central Africa. Her interests include the history of slavery; forced migration and labor; the South Atlantic world; and the African diaspora.


Jacob S. Dorman
Assistant Professor with joint appointment in History and American Studies (Ph.D. UCLA, 2004) African American history, black religion, and 1920's Harlem.


Adrian Finucane
Assistant Professor, History. Her research interests are Colonial Americas; Caribbean, Shipping.


Robert Schwaller
Assistant Professor of History (Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 2010, B.A. Grinnell College 2003). Latin America (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean); history of race (intellectual and social development); African Diaspora in Latin America, indigenous history (ethnohistory of Mesoamerica).


Kim Warren
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Stanford, 2004; M.A. Stanford, 2000; B.A. Yale, 1994) U.S. Women's History.


Affiliate/Courtesy Professors

Shawn Alexander
Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies (PhD University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2004) and interim director of the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas. His area of concentration is African American social and intellectual history of the 19th and 20th Centuries. His area of concentration is African American social and intellectual history of the 19th and 20th Centuries.


Tanya Hart
Joint Assistant Professor of American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality (Ph.D., Yale University). Her areas of interest are women's studies, African American studies, public health and medicine in U.S. history, and migration studies, all with an overarching emphasis on identity formation.


Randal Jelks
Associate Professor of American Studies and African & African American Studies (Ph.D., Michigan State). His research and writing interests are in the area of African American Religious, Urban, and Civil Rights History.


Clarence Lang
Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies and American Studies at The University of Kansas. Professor Lang's main research and teaching areas are African American working-class and labor history, the Black Freedom Movement, and black urban communities in the twentieth-century Midwest.


John Rury
Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Professor (by courtesy), History Department. His research interests are the history of American education and education policy studies, especially concerning urban schools.

Ancient/Medieval

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Steven A. Epstein
Ahmanson-Murphy Distinguished Professor of Medieval History (Ph.D. Harvard 1981, MA Cambridge 1980, BA Swarthmore College 1974) medieval Europe, environmental history, economic and social history, labor, slavery, Italy.


Eve Levin
Professor of History (Ph.D. Indiana University, 1983) Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the pre-modern period; gender, sexuality, religion, medicine.


Eric Rath
Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1998) Pre-Modern Japanese history.


Hagith Sivan
Professor (Ph.D. Columbia, 1983) Ancient history, Roman history, early Christianity, early medieval, Judaica.


Affiliate/Courtesy Professors

Richard Ring
Watson Library (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Medieval History; MLS, University of Wisconsin-Madison). His research interests include Early Medieval Europe, especially Italy; Anglo-Saxon England; and Charlemagne.

British/Imperial

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Victor Bailey
Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of Modern British History (Ph.D. Warwick, 1975) Modern British social and economic history.


Jonathan C. D. Clark
Hall Center Chaired Professor (Ph.D. Cambridge, 1981) British political, intellectual and religious history, 17-19th century.


Katherine Clark
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins) British cultural history.

East Asia

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Megan Greene
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis, 1997; M.A. University of Chicago, 1988; B.A. Cornell University, 1984) Modern Taiwan and China.


Eric Rath
Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1998) Pre-Modern Japanese history.


Benjamin T. Uchiyama
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Southern California, 2013)

Emerita/us

John T. Alexander
Professor Emeritus (Ph.D. Indiana, 1966; M.A. Indiana, 1963; B.A. Wesleyan [Conn.], 1961). Russian Empire, Soviet Union, 18th-century Russian social history, Medieval Russia.


Surendra Bhana
Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., Kansas 1971). 19th and 20th-century South Africa with special reference to Asians; Asian-American experiences.


Anna M. Cienciala
Professor Emerita of History and Russian and East European Studies (Ph. D. Indiana 1962; M.A. McGill, 1955; B.A. Liverpool, 1952). East Central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries; Poland from the partitions to the present, Communist nations; 20th Century Polish, European and Soviet diplomacy 1919–45. Professor Cienciala has published 2 books, edited 4, and published around 100 academic articles in U.S., Polish, and German historical journals.


Robert K. DeKosky
Professor Emeritus (Ph.D. Wisconsin, 1972 [History of Science]; M.S. University of Kansas, 1968 [Chemistry]; B.S. Penn State University, 1966 [Chemistry and Education]).

The early-modern Scientific Revolution in Western Europe, chemistry and physics in the latter 19th century, and the 20th-century impact of electronic techniques on chemical analysis (e.g., X-ray fluorescence in the latter 20th century).


Rita Napier
Associate Professor (Ph.D. American, 1976) Social history of the American West, Native American history, history of Kansas.


Norman Saul
Professor of History and of Russian and E. European Studies (Ph.D. Columbia, 1965; M.A. Columbia, 1959; B.A. Indiana, 1954). Modern Russia, international, military, Volga Germans and Mennonites from Russia.


Charles L. Stansifer
Professor Emeritus (Ph.D. Tulane, 1959; M.A. and B.A. Wichita State, 1953-54). Republican Latin America, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean area.


John F. Sweets
Professor Emeritus of Hist.. (Ph.D. Duke, 1972; B.A. Florida State). Modern European History, 19th- and 20th-century French social and political history, Vichy, the Resistance, and Occupied France.


Donald Worster
Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Professor (Ph.D. Yale, 1971) U.S. History, Environmental history, North America and world, U.S. Western history, U.S. cultural and social history.

Environmental

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Gregory T. Cushman
Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2003) Environmental history; Latin America since 1450; history of science, technology, and engineering; the Pacific World; indigenous peoples; global history


Steven A. Epstein
Ahmanson-Murphy Distinguished Professor of Medieval History (Ph.D. Harvard 1981, MA Cambridge 1980, BA Swarthmore College 1974) medieval Europe, environmental history, economic and social history, labor, slavery, Italy.


Sara Gregg
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Columbia University in the City of New York, 2004; M.A. Columbia University, 2001; B.A. Middlebury College, 1997). Environmental history of North America.


Paul Kelton
Associate Professor and Department Chair (Ph.D. Oklahoma, 1998; M.A. Oklahoma, 1994; B.A. Tulsa, 1992) Indigenous Peoples, early America.


Edmund Russell
Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of United States History (B.A. Stanford 1980; Ph.D. Michigan 1993). Environmental history, American history, global history, history of technology, and biological history.

 

Indigenous Peoples

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Gregory T. Cushman
Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2003) Environmental history; Latin America since 1450; history of science, technology, and engineering; the Pacific World; indigenous peoples; global history


Paul Kelton
Associate Professor and Department Chair (Ph.D. Oklahoma, 1998; M.A. Oklahoma, 1994; B.A. Tulsa, 1992) Indigenous Peoples, early America.


Robert C. Schwaller
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 2010, B.A. Grinnell College 2003) Latin America (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean); history of race (intellectual and social development); African Diaspora in Latin America, indigenous history (ethnohistory of Mesoamerica).


Kim Warren
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Stanford, 2004; M.A. Stanford, 2000; B.A. Yale, 1994) U.S. Women's History.

International

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Gregory T. Cushman
Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2003) Environmental history; Latin America since 1450; history of science, technology, and engineering; the Pacific World; indigenous peoples; global history


Jacob S. Dorman
Assistant Professor with joint appointment in History and American Studies (Ph.D. UCLA, 2004) African American history, black religion, and 1920's Harlem.


Sheyda Jahanbani
Assistant Professor (2009, Ph.D. Brown University, 2001, A.M., Brown University, 1999, B.S.F.S., Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.) U.S. foreign relations history, the U.S. and the world, modern U.S. History (post-1945 period).


Paul Kelton
Associate Professor and Department Chair (Ph.D. Oklahoma, 1998; M.A. Oklahoma, 1994; B.A. Tulsa, 1992) Indigenous Peoples, early America.


Thomas Lewin
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Northwestern, 1974) West African socio-economic and political history, oral history methods and practices, international business history.


Elizabeth MacGonagle
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Michigan State, 2002; M.A. Michigan State, 1996; B.A. Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 1990) African history and Comparative Black history with interests in social and cultural history and gender history.


Anton Rosenthal
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Minnesota, 1990) Labor and urban history of 20th century South America and Africa, comparative history.


Robert C. Schwaller
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 2010, B.A. Grinnell College 2003) Latin America (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean); history of race (intellectual and social development); African Diaspora in Latin America, indigenous history (ethnohistory of Mesoamerica).


Theodore A. Wilson
Professor (Ph.D. Indiana, 1966) Diplomatic and military history, 20th century America.


Nathan Wood
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Indiana, 2004) 19th and 20th century Eastern Europe, Poland, Modern Europe, Urban and Cultural History, the Popular Press.

 

Latin America

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Gregory T. Cushman
Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2003) Environmental history; Latin America since 1450; history of science, technology, and engineering; the Pacific World; indigenous peoples; global history


Elizabeth Kuznesof
Professor (Ph.D. California-Berkeley, 1976) Brazilian history, family history, quantitative methods, comparative social history, colonial Latin America.


Anton Rosenthal
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Minnesota, 1990) Labor and urban history of 20th century South America and Africa, comparative history.


Robert C. Schwaller
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 2010, B.A. Grinnell College 2003) Latin America (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean); history of race (intellectual and social development); African Diaspora in Latin America, indigenous history (ethnohistory of Mesoamerica).

Middle East

Marie Grace Brown
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania; B.A. Bryn Mawr College) Middle East history, focused on gender and sexuality, and imperialism in Africa and the Middle East.


Hagith Sivan

Professor (Ph.D. Columbia, 1983; M.A. Yale, 1978) Middle Eastern History

Military

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Adrian Lewis
Professor of History (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1995) and Director of KU/Ft. Leavenworth program. Military history.


Jennifer Weber
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Princeton, 2003) American Civil War, 19th century America, war and society.


Theodore A. Wilson
Professor (Ph.D. Indiana, 1966) Diplomatic and military history, 20th century America.


Affiliate/Courtesy Professors

Robert Baumann
Director of Graduate Degree Programs for the Command General Staff College (CGSC) at Ft. Leavenworth (Ph.D. Yale, 1982); 19th century Russian military history, peacekeeping operations.


Christopher Gabel
Department of Military History, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. His research interests include 19th/20th century U.S. military history, the U.S. Army in World War II, and military railroading.


Jacob Kipp
(Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth); Russian military and naval history


Bruce Menning
(Joint and Multinational Operations, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College); 19th century Russian military history


Roger Spiller
George C. Marshall Professor, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; 19th/20th century U.S. military history


James Willbanks
Director, Department of Military History, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. His research interests include 20th Century U.S. military history, and the Vietnam War.


Lawrence A. Yates
(Combat Studies Institute); U.S. military interventions in Latin America

Modern Europe

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Victor Bailey
Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of Modern British History (Ph.D. Warwick, 1975) Modern British social and economic history.


Jonathan C. D. Clark
Hall Center Chaired Professor (Ph.D. Cambridge, 1981) British political, intellectual and religious history, 17-19th century.


Katherine Clark
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins) British cultural history.


Luis Corteguera
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Princeton, 1992) and Early Modern European social and cultural history, 16th and 17th century Spain, Renaissance and Reformation.


Christopher E. Forth
Professor of History and Howard Chair of Humanities & Western Civilization (Ph.D SUNY/Buffalo, 1994). Cultural history of gender, sexuality and the body; European intellectual history; modern France.


Eve Levin
Professor of History (Ph.D. Indiana University, 1983) Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the pre-modern period; gender, sexuality, religion, medicine.


Benjamin Sax
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Chicago, 1978) Modern Germany, cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe, philosophy of history.


Erik R. Scott
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley; B.A. Brown University). Modern Russia and the Soviet Union; Modern Europe; Caucasus and Central Asia; Migration and diaspora; Comparative empires; Trade and organized crime.


Leslie Tuttle
Honors Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of History and Hum. and Western Civ. (Ph.D. Princeton, 2000) Gender, Women, Sexuality, and Modern Europe.


Marta V. Vicente
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1998) Women, Family, and Work in 18th-century Spain.


Nathan Wood
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Indiana, 2004) 19th and 20th century Eastern Europe, Poland, Modern Europe, Urban and Cultural History, the Popular Press.

Russia and Eastern Europe

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Eve Levin
Professor of History (Ph.D. Indiana University, 1983) Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the pre-modern period; gender, sexuality, religion, medicine.


Erik R. Scott
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley; B.A. Brown University). Modern Russia and the Soviet Union; Modern Europe; Caucasus and Central Asia; Migration and diaspora; Comparative empires; Trade and organized crime.


Nathan Wood
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Indiana, 2004) 19th and 20th century Eastern Europe, Poland, Modern Europe, Urban and Cultural History, the Popular Press.

United States

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Jacob S. Dorman
Assistant Professor with joint appointment in History and American Studies (Ph.D. UCLA, 2004) African American history, black religion, and 1920's Harlem.


Jonathan Earle
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Princeton, 1996) Early Republic, Jacksonian, political, and US history.


Adrian Finucane
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Harvard University, 2011; B.A. Yale University, 2005)


Sara Gregg
Assistant Professor of History (Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Columbia; B.A., Middlebury). Environmental history of North America.


Sheyda Jahanbani
Assistant Professor (2009, Ph.D. Brown University, 2001, A.M., Brown University, 1999, B.S.F.S., Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.) U.S. foreign relations history, the U.S. and the world, modern U.S. History (post-1945 period).


Paul Kelton
Associate Professor and Department Chair (Ph.D. Oklahoma, 1998; M.A. Oklahoma, 1994; B.A. Tulsa, 1992) Indigenous Peoples, early America.


Adrian Lewis
Professor of History (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1995) and Director of KU/Ft. Leavenworth program. Military history.


Jeffrey Moran
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Harvard, 1996) Modern U.S., cultural and intellectual history, history of sexuality, history of education, Asian-American history.


Edmund Russell
Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of United States History (B.A. Stanford 1980; Ph.D. Michigan 1993). Environmental history, American history, global history, history of technology, and biological history.


Kim Warren
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D. Stanford, 2004; M.A. Stanford, 2000; B.A. Yale, 1994) U.S. Women's History.


Jennifer Weber
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Princeton, 2003) American Civil War, 19th century America, war and society.


Theodore Wilson
Professor (Ph.D. Indiana, 1966) Diplomatic and military history, 20th century America.


Affiliate/Courtesy Professors

Shawn Alexander
Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies (PhD., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2004) and interim director of the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas. His area of concentration is African American social and intellectual history of the 19th and 20th Centuries. His area of concentration is African American social and intellectual history of the 19th and 20th Centuries.


Ruben Flores
Assistant Professor of American Studies (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley). His research interests include Latin American migration to the United States, the comparative histories of Mexico and the US, and the development of the social sciences during the era of industrialization.


Christopher Forth
Professor of Humanities & Western Civilization (Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1994). His research and teaching interests revolve around the cultural history of gender, sexuality and the body, with an initial focus on France that has expanded in recent years to include American and British culture.


Tanya Hart
Joint Assistant Professor of American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality (Ph.D., Yale University). Her areas of interest are women's studies, African American studies, public health and medicine in U.S. history, and migration studies, all with an overarching emphasis on identity formation.


Michael Hoeflich
Professor of Law (J.D., Yale, 1979; Ph.D., Cambridge, 2001). His research interests include Ethics, legal history, comparative law, contracts.


Randal Jelks
Associate Professor of American Studies and African & African American Studies (Ph.D., Michigan State). His research and writing interests are in the area of African American Religious, Urban, and Civil Rights History.


Clarence Lang
Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies and American Studies at The University of Kansas. Professor Lang's main research and teaching areas are African American working-class and labor history, the Black Freedom Movement, and black urban communities in the twentieth-century Midwest.


Joshua Rosenbloom
Professor of Economics (Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University) and Associate Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Studies. His research interests include U.S. Economic History, and Applied Microeconomics.


John L. Rury, Professor of Education (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin). His research interests include History of American education and education policy studies, especially concerning urban schools.


Ann Schofield
Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Ph.D., the State University of New York at Binghamton, 1980). Her area of concentration is U.S. Women's History.

Women and Gender

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Marie Grace Brown
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania; B.A. Bryn Mawr College) Middle East history, focused on gender and sexuality, and imperialism in Africa and the Middle East.


Christopher E. Forth
Professor of History and Howard Chair of Humanities & Western Civilization (Ph.D SUNY/Buffalo, 1994). Cultural history of gender, sexuality and the body; European intellectual history; modern France.


Elizabeth Kuznesof
Professor (Ph.D. California-Berkeley, 1976) Brazilian history, family history, quantitative methods, comparative social history, colonial Latin America.


Eve Levin
Professor of History (Ph.D. Indiana University, 1983) Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the pre-modern period; gender, sexuality, religion, medicine.


Elizabeth MacGonagle
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Michigan State, 2002; M.A. Michigan State, 1996; B.A. Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 1990) African history and Comparative Black history with interests in social and cultural history and gender history.


Jeffrey Moran
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Harvard, 1996) Modern U.S., cultural and intellectual history, history of sexuality, history of education, Asian-American history.


Leslie Tuttle
Honors Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of History and Hum. and Western Civ. (Ph.D. Princeton, 2000) Gender, Women, Sexuality, and Modern Europe.


Marta Vicente
Associate Professor (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1998) Women, Family, and Work in 18th-century Spain.


Kim Warren
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D. Stanford, 2004; M.A. Stanford, 2000; B.A. Yale, 1994) U.S. Women's History.


Affiliate/Courtesy Professors

Tanya Hart
Joint Assistant Professor of American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality (Ph.D., Yale University). Her areas of interest are women's studies, African American studies, public health and medicine in U.S. history, and migration studies, all with an overarching emphasis on identity formation.


Ann Schofield
Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Ph.D., the State University of New York at Binghamton, 1980). Her area of concentration is U.S. Women's History.


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