College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Faculty

Victor Bailey
Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of Modern British History, Director of the Hall Center for the Humanities
785-864-7822
3640 Wescoe Hall

Crime, law and punishment in Victorian Britain; the social history of London; social, cultural, and political history of modern Britain, c. 1750 to the present.

Marie Grace Brown
Assistant Professor
785-864-9462
3637 Wescoe Hall

Modern Middle East; gender and sexuality; dress and body culture; imperialism in Africa and the Middle East.

 

Mariana Candido
Assistant Professor
785-864-9448
3639 Wescoe Hall

African history; Atlantic history; slavery and slave trades; gender studies; African diaspora.

Jonathan Clark
Hall Distinguished Professor of British History
785-864-2124
3164 Wescoe Hall

Religion, political thought, literary culture, historiography and politics in Britain from 1660–1832. 

Katherine Clark
Associate Professor
785-864-2145
3634 Wescoe Hall

Early modern Britain.

Luis Corteguera
Professor
785-864-9469
3620 Wescoe Hall

Early modern Europe; Spain. 

Gregory T. Cushman
Associate Professor
785-864-9449
3606 Wescoe Hall

Environmental history; Latin America since 1450; history of science, technology, and engineering; the Pacific World; indigenous peoples; global history.

Devon Dear
Assistant Professor
785-864-9446
Wescoe 3641

Pre-modern China.

Jacob Dorman
Associate Professor
785-864-9453
3613 Wescoe Hall

Race; music; the Harlem Renaissance; Rastafarianism; whiteness; contemporary Black and Jewish identities.

Steven A. Epstein
Ahmanson-Murphy Distinguished Professor of Medieval History
785-864-2146
3622 Wescoe Hall

Medieval Europe; environmental history; economic and social history.

Adrian Finucane
Assistant Professor
785-864-9467
3619 Wescoe Hall

17th and 18th century Americas, broadly defined, from the Puritans of New England to the pirates of the Caribbean; early British and Spanish colonies in the Americas.  

Christopher E. Forth
Professor, Associate Chair, Howard Chair of Humanities & Western Civilization
785-864-8036
303-F Bailey Hall

Cultural history of gender, sexuality, the body, and the senses; modern France, Britain and America; European intellectual and cultural history.

J. Megan Greene
Associate Professor, Director of the Center for East Asian Studies
785-864-9473
3632 Wescoe Hall

Modern China and East Asia; the history of the Republic of China under the KMT both in China and on Taiwan; nation and state-building projects in the areas of science and the economy, academia, and ideology.

Sara Gregg
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-9468
3620 Wescoe Hall

Environmental history of North America; agricultural history.

Assistant Professor
785-864-9459
3611 Wescoe Hall

History of the U.S. and the world (1776-2001); modern U.S. history; the U.S. and the "third world;" global poverty, social policy, social reform.

Paul Kelton
Associate Professor
785-864-9450
3636 Wescoe hall

Indigenous peoples of North America; environmental history; Early American history.

Elizabeth A. Kuznesof
785-864-9433
3610 Wescoe Hall

Brazil; history of family; women and childhood; colonial Latin America; comparative social history. 

Eve Levin
Professor
785-864-9463
3638 Wescoe Hall

Pre-modern Russia and Eastern Europe; gender and sexuality; popular culture; Orthodox Christianity; medicine in Russia and the Balkans.

Associate Professor
785-864-9444
3612 Wescoe Hall

West African socio-economic and political history; oral history methods and practices; international business history; pre-colonial West Africa.

Adrian Lewis
Professor
785-864-9611
3618 Wescoe Hall

20th century warfare; World War II; the Cold War; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Elizabeth MacGonagle
Associate Professor, Director of the Kansas African Studies Center
785-864-9452
3626 Wescoe Hall

African history; comparative black history; social and cultural history; gender studies.

Jeffrey P. Moran
Professor, Department Chair
785-864-9461
3628 Wescoe Hall

Modern US history; cultural and intellectual history; history of education; public health; religion; evolution; sexuality.

Eric C. Rath
Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
785-864-9470
3624 Wescoe Hall

Premodern Japan; social and cultural history; food history; traditional performing arts.

Race, ethnicity, labor, 19th century US. 

Anton Rosenthal
Associate Professor
785-864-9475
2612 Wescoe Hall

History of cities; social and cultural history of Latin America; global history. 

Edmund P. Russell
Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of United States History
785-864-9474
3608 Wescoe Hall

Environmental history; American history; global history; history of technology and science.

Benjamin Sax
Associate Professor
785-864-9456
2610 Wescoe Hall

Modern Germany; cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe; philosophy of history.

 

Robert C. Schwaller
Assistant Professor
785-864-9435
3631 Wescoe Hall

Mexico, Central America, Caribbean; intellectual and social history of race; African Diaspora in Latin America; ethnohistory of Mesoamerica.

 

Erik R. Scott
Assistant Professor
785-864-9445
3621 Wescoe hall

Modern Russia, Eurasia, and the Soviet Union; Caucasus; migration and diaspora; comparative empires; trade and organized crime.

Hagith Sivan
Professor
785-864-9466
3644 Wescoe Hall

Ancient history; Roman history; early Christianity; late antiquity; early medieval history; Judaica; women in antiquity.

Benjamin T. Uchiyama
Assistant Professor
785-864-9464
3603 Wescoe Hall

Modern Japan; 20th century social and cultural history; war mobilization; Japanese colonialism.

Marta V. Vicente
Associate Professor
785-864-2235
213G Bailey

History of sexuality and women's history in 18th-century Spain; European women's history from the 1600s to the present; feminist theory; gender and sexuality.

Kim Warren
Associate Professor
785-864-9451
3616 Wescoe Hall

History of gender and race in African American and Native American education; history of Kansas; United States history; women's history; citizenship and American identity; race and gender relations; identity development in the African Diaspora; social, civil rights, and reform movements.

Jennifer L. Weber
Associate Professor
785-864-9457
3604 Wescoe Hall

Civil War; political, social, and military history; Abraham Lincoln; 19th century U.S. history; war and society; the American presidency.

Nathan Wood
Associate Professor
785-864-9458
Wescoe 3642

19th and 20th century Eastern Europe; Poland; modern Europe; urban and cultural history; speed and transportation technologies.


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