Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of Modern British History, Director of the Hall Center for the Humanities
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.
Modern Middle East; gender and sexuality; dress and body culture; imperialism in Africa and the Middle East.
African history; Atlantic history; slavery and slave trades; gender studies; African diaspora.
Hall Distinguished Professor of British History
Religion, political thought, literary culture, historiography and politics in Britain from 1660–1832.
Early modern Europe; Spain.
Environmental history; Latin America since 1450; history of science, technology, and engineering; the Pacific World; indigenous peoples; global history.
Race; music; the Harlem Renaissance; Rastafarianism; whiteness; contemporary Black and Jewish identities.
Ahmanson-Murphy Distinguished Professor of Medieval History
Medieval Europe; environmental history; economic and social history.
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.
Professor, Associate Chair, Howard Chair of Humanities & Western Civilization
Cultural history of gender, sexuality, the body, and the senses; modern France, Britain and America; European intellectual and cultural history.
Associate Professor, Director of the Center for East Asian Studies
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.
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Environmental history of North America; agricultural history.
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.
Indigenous peoples of North America; environmental history; Early American history.
Brazil; history of family; women and childhood; colonial Latin America; comparative social history.
Pre-modern Russia and Eastern Europe; gender and sexuality; popular culture; Orthodox Christianity; medicine in Russia and the Balkans.
West African socio-economic and political history; oral history methods and practices; international business history; pre-colonial West Africa.
20th century warfare; World War II; the Cold War; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Associate Professor, Director of the Kansas African Studies Center
African history; comparative black history; social and cultural history; gender studies.
Professor, Department Chair
Modern US history; cultural and intellectual history; history of education; public health; religion; evolution; sexuality.
Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Premodern Japan; social and cultural history; food history; traditional performing arts.
Professor, Foundation Distinguished Professor
Race, ethnicity, labor, 19th century US.
History of cities; social and cultural history of Latin America; global history.
Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of United States History
Environmental history; American history; global history; history of technology and science.
Modern Germany; cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe; philosophy of history.
Mexico, Central America, Caribbean; intellectual and social history of race; African Diaspora in Latin America; ethnohistory of Mesoamerica.
Modern Russia, Eurasia, and the Soviet Union; Caucasus; migration and diaspora; comparative empires; trade and organized crime.
Ancient history; Roman history; early Christianity; late antiquity; early medieval history; Judaica; women in antiquity.
Modern Japan; 20th century social and cultural history; war mobilization; Japanese colonialism.
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.
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.
Civil War; political, social, and military history; Abraham Lincoln; 19th century U.S. history; war and society; the American presidency.
19th and 20th century Eastern Europe; Poland; modern Europe; urban and cultural history; speed and transportation technologies.