College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


Victor Bailey
Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of Modern British History, Director of the Hall Center for the Humanities
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
3637 Wescoe Hall

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


Mariana Candido
Assistant Professor
3639 Wescoe Hall

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

Jonathan Clark
Hall Distinguished Professor of British History
3164 Wescoe Hall

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

Katherine Clark
Associate Professor
3634 Wescoe Hall

Early modern Britain.

Luis Corteguera
3620 Wescoe Hall

Early modern Europe; Spain. 

Gregory T. Cushman
Associate Professor
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
Wescoe 3641

Pre-modern China.

Jacob Dorman
Associate Professor
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
3622 Wescoe Hall

Medieval Europe; environmental history; economic and social history.

Adrian Finucane
Assistant Professor
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
303-F Bailey Hall

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

Visiting Assistant Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 3633
J. Megan Greene
Associate Professor, Director of the Center for East Asian Studies
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
3620 Wescoe Hall

Environmental history of North America; agricultural history.

Assistant Professor
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
3636 Wescoe hall

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

Elizabeth A. Kuznesof
3610 Wescoe Hall

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

Eve Levin
3638 Wescoe Hall

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

Associate Professor
3612 Wescoe Hall

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

Adrian Lewis
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
3626 Wescoe Hall

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

Jeffrey P. Moran
Professor, Department Chair
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
3624 Wescoe Hall

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

David Roediger
Professor, Foundation Distinguished Professor
Bailey Hall

Race, ethnicity, labor, 19th century US. 

Anton Rosenthal
Associate Professor
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
3608 Wescoe Hall

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

Benjamin Sax
Associate Professor
2610 Wescoe Hall

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


Robert C. Schwaller
Assistant Professor
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
3621 Wescoe hall

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

Hagith Sivan
3644 Wescoe Hall

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

Benjamin T. Uchiyama
Assistant Professor
3603 Wescoe Hall

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

Marta V. Vicente
Associate Professor
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
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
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
Wescoe 3642

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

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